The iPhone (3G) was launched in Denmark today. I’m not quite sure how great a success it was, but Telia was apparently sold out here on the first day. While I probably should be urging for an iPhone, I’m not - I’d like one, but frankly I wouldn’t spend money on one currently. It’s a cool phone, but it seem to suffer from many of the same problems other smartphones has.
There are some fundamental differences in how Microsoft and Apple does things. If you haven’t been aware of them before switching from a Windows based computer to a Mac, you’ll probably notice some of them pretty fast. One of the first things I discovered is that things are more “binary” in the Mac world. If you have an external device it either works with the Mac or it doesn’t. There isn’t that middle ground from the windows world where it almost works, but not quite - or worse it works in even week numbers but not when the sun shine.
Appleinsider has an interesting little story. It reports how the iPhone usage shocks Google being far above the expectations. I don’t have any expectations, have so far not used nor touched an iPhone, but frankly you shouldn’t be too surprised. Sure I’ll probably get blamed as an Apple fanboy, but I hardly know any other company who is able to - so successfully - match the possibilities of technology with consumer desires.
Earlier this week Apple introduced a new line in their laptop lineup - the MacBook Air. On the web there’s been a number of people criticizing the MacBook Air, and frankly I really don’t get why they need to have every Apple product be a perfect match for them - they aren’t and they’re not supposed to be. “Top 10 Flaws of the Macbook Air” Let me add a few comments to some of the points on one of the lists criticizing the Macbook Air:
Web archives and the IT-business has always been a fun combination. Some sites with great expectations crash and burn fast – while other underdogs seem to make it quite well. Predictions and initial expectations seems to be just as bad no matter if it’s hardware, software or devices… Take these iPod comments from the initial launch as a great example, that you really shouldn’t try too hard to predict that future of IT too stubbornly.