September 17, 2007

New TAB Post: iPod Touch Promotes iPhone Sales?

Apple just introduced the coolest iPod lineup ever, without a doubt. But as much as I think about putting down a little cash and buying a new one - whether it be the new iPod Nanos or an iPod Touch, the more I realize I should make a real upgrade and head to the iPhone, if it wasn't for AT&T mucking things up.

The iPod Touch looks like the iPhone, feels like the iPhone, and acts like the iPhone in many ways, but it definitely comes up short - a point not lost by its only having half the icons displayed as an iPhone does. The iPhone simply does more. So, was it released to tease us into getting the iPhone after all?

That's the background behind my most recent contribution to The Apple Blog, titled iPod Touch Designed to Push iPhones?. Per agreement with them, I will not be cross-posting the piece, but instead, have provided a link. Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. I've had the iPhone for a bit over a month now and I have to say that I haven't regretted the purchase at all. Yes, AT&T service is a bit flawed, but even there the news is good. Their customer service has improved dramatically (I wonder if Apple pressured them to do something). It's not perfect, not even close, but it's better than the infuriating trip through hell it it used to be.

    At the same time, the phone itself is wonderful to use. The UI is simply a pleasure and the functionality is top notch. The thing that really turned out valuable to me is the combination of phone and iPod. I've never realized how many uses I have for an iPod until I had one that I carried with me at all times. Whether it's music while I bike (that's turned into phone calls while I bike sometimes) to pod casts while I take a post lunch walk, it's just nice to have the iPod capability there without the need to carry another device.

    Usually, when I try a multi device in one gadget, it's a compromise of sorts. It does indeed perform both functions, but neither one quite as well as the specialized device. The iPhone is the first time where a multi use device performs each function as well or better than the single function version.

    Anyway, that's my long winded way of saying, "go get one already!" :)


    Just for disclosure's sake, I do not work for Apple. Nor am I a big Apple fan. I don't use or own a mac and the only device I previously bought from Apple was an iPod mini a few years ago that I barely used.