Originally Posted by ted
I think the iPhone is a little overrated. Physically it will attract scratches and dirt like nobody's business. The price is outrageous- (considering most phones do not last more than a few years) it would cost over $600 a year to operate and own. This is if you had it for 4 years ($40 per month service plan included).
Think an nVidia 8800 GTX every year.
Some of us already buy an "8800 GTX every year." As always, Apple is ahead of its time and this is going to be a fantastic tool to have for awhile. The software is incredible. Yes, it will attract dirt and scratches, which is why you need to take care of it just like you would any other expensive piece of equipment. Buy a cover and screen protector. I usually buy a new cell phone either way every year or year and a half and end up spending about 200 and this is for a basic phone with a decent camera and expandable memory. This phone is going to rock so much that it's worth three times as much as my phone. I am actually thinking about switching services just so I can get this. But keep in mind, the iPhone will be unlocked to other companies eventually, you just have to wait. There is also going to be a lesser priced model.