Wednesday, July 09, 2008

State of the Art - For iPhone, the ‘New’ Is Relative - NYTimes.com

Another take on iPhone 3G; see the full article for details, including an assessment of the new iPhone's limited GPS features

So the iPhone 3G is a nice upgrade. It more than keeps pace with advancing technology, and new buyers will generally be delighted.

But it’s not so much better that it turns all those original iPhones into has-beens. Indeed, the really big deal is the iPhone 2.0 software and the App Store, neither of which requires buying a new iPhone. That twist may come as a refreshing surprise to planned-obsolescence conspiracy theorists — and everyone who stood in line last year.

State of the Art - For iPhone, the ‘New’ Is Relative - NYTimes.com

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