I know – i know…wait for future generations…wait ’til they work out the bugs..blah blah…whatever.
It called my name in the night. Who was i to resist it? Who was to stop me?
I went late in comparison to the folks who have been out there since Monday.
Shortly after 6, the line moved swift and organized, just like all things Apple.
By 630 pm – i had my fingers on it for the first time.
Which was after i bought the 4 gig model.
So here’s the deal. It is something out of a dream. Something brought back in time to us from the future. It is alien technology. Half the fun will be in figuring it out.
I was fine with the lack of 3G websurfing. The WiFi is fine and, when not available, the new and improved EDGE network was acceptable. Not at all as slow as previously reported.
In fact, everything worked great and my fingers were slipping and slidin away for another half hour. And then…it happened.
Every minor trade off that had come before it was dealable. But then came that damn keyboard. Actually, there is no keyboard but rather the on screen board. The stubby berg fingers just could not get used to it – and by the end of the night, and still as i type this, i feel the intense carpal tunnel setting in.
And thus my dilemma. I plan on keeping it untouched in the box and going back to the 24hr 5th ave Apple store tomorrow and playing around some more to see if i can’t get used to the damn keyboard. I know it’s not much different from the frustration of typing on ANY PDA…but still, stylus’ seem a bit easier than fingers as fat as mine. The iPhone is of the heavens. It’s my fingers that are its ultimate downfall. And so will it become my second cell phone line..or will it be returned?……stay tuned…..
In the meantime, go to an Apple store this weekend. Play around. Check out EG on it. Get a feel for it. Then comment here. Very curious to know what everyone thinks…what everyone’s pro’s and con’s are…regardless if you actually plan on getting one or not.
After all that came Ratatouille. I will go into more detail later, but see this big and in a great theater. Among the top ziegfeld experiences of all time for me tonight. My most eagerly awaited film of the entire summer exceeded my high expectations. Brad Bird knows the ingredients to a great film, no matter how big or small. Leave it to him to take this simple tale..one that could have easily just not worked..and add equal parts action, heart, comedy and amazing filmaking. Ten minutes in and your mind won’t even perceive it as animated. A marvel and unlike anything else anyone has done with CG animation. Michael Giacchino’s score is Incredible once again, too. I’m going back for seconds tomorrow night.