Did All the Hype Bite Apple in the Butt?riasharon
(Can I say that?)
As Debrox pointed out, the build up to yesterday’s release of the new iPhone was epic. And now October 4, 2011 has come and gone and I’m reading and hearing a lot of “lackluster,” “disappointing,” and even the Wall Street Journal saying, “same old same old.”
Granted, I do generally live under a rock — which could explain why I’ve managed to preserve my wide-eyed wonder at the device that is yet again going to change the mobile experience entirely. How?
One word: Siri.
It’s voice recognition technology which means I won’t even have to touch my iPhone to send a text message, to ask for a reminder, to look up the weather, to make phone calls, to schedule meetings, set a timer… this thing is going to be my new BFF!
To think that a month ago I was searching around for an app that would allow me to safely text and drive. It’s not an app. It’s the new iPhone. Go ahead, watch the video. I’m drooling.
So what’s the deal? Are people really so jaded that a phone that now doubles as a personal assistant equals “same old same old?!” A friend of mine said, “What’s it going to take to wow people? The thing does practically everything but wipe your ass.” (Can I say that on MomCrunch?)
Who cares that other smart phones look similar now? The point is, Apple was first. Some argue that the iPhone is trying to do too much and that at some point, the laws of physics will just not allow it. Um, that’s why iCloud will be the next game changer.
I know, I’ve revealed my true geeky self. No doubt, I’m a fan. Now if they could just move the damn mute button.