Monday, July 02, 2007

Just another Manic Monday...

It was an iPhone weekend after all, and this is very much the day after the weekend before. Just about every blog I read today had at least one iPhone post, and shockingly it's looking like it could live up to the hype and that it might actually even kick some ass. Who'd have thought?

Of course I'm sulking, and you only have to compare the U.S. and U.K. Apple Stores to figure out why. I can't buy one yet. So far we have only rumours which suggest that it'll be October before any of us here in the U.K. gets a chance at an iPhone, and we still don't know which network we'll have lock ourselves into to get one.

However as I'm off to OSCON later in the month I guess I'm going to have to stop by the Portland Apple Store and see what the fuss is all about. After all, it's the only decent thing to do...

Update: I've been seeing more and more rumours that its going to be Vodafone. Realistically I still think that has to mean a 3G iPhone because Orange have pretty much the only functional EDGE network in Europe.

Of course what I don't understand is people are taking about a U.K. and a European release in one breath. The mainland European and the U.K. markets are very different beasts and I'd be surprised if Apple tries to handle them with the same operator. Maybe it all looks the same from over on the other side of the pond, but from over here the difference between how the French or the Germans use their phones, and how the Brits do, is quite marked.