iPhone: It’s all about the interface, and the hype!

There’s no question. The iPhone launch is a stunning success. Case in point: Apple is having difficulty keeping up with demand.

But now that the launch is over and the smoke of the hype is subsiding, let’s look at how the technology geeks rate this baby.

Engadget: iPhone Review

last six months have held a whirlwind of hype surrounding the iPhone
the likes of which we’ve rarely seen; an unbelievable amount of
mainstream consumer electronics users — not just just Engadget-reading
technology enthusiasts — instantly glommed onto the idea of a
do-it-all smartphone that’s as easy to use as it is powerful. The fact
is, there’s only a very short list of properly groundbreaking
technologies in the iPhone (multi-touch input), and a very long list of
things users are already upset about not having in a $600 cellphone
(3G, GPS, A2DP, MMS, physical keyboard, etc.). If you’re prepared to
buy into the hype, and thusly, the device, it’s important that purchase
(and its subsequent two year commitment to AT&T) not be made for
features, but for the device’s paradigm-shifting interface."

Apple’s iPhone Dissected: We did it, so you don’t have to

"We have only had the phone for a few hours
but we needed to get inside its casing, what follows is our dissection
of the Apple iPhone. Please note that we’re doing this so you are not
tempted to on your recent $500/$600 expenditure, while it is quite
possible to take apart using easy to find tools we’d recommend against
it as it will undoubtedly void your warranty and will most likely mar
up the beautiful gadget’s exterior. Do whatever you wish to your
iPhone, but do so at your own risk :)"

Apple’s iPhone: The Future is Here

"You’re sick of hearing about the iPhone?  I’m sick of working on the iPhone, I just want to use it already. "

As for me, I echo Chris Pirillo. "iPhone 2.0 will be more my cup of tea." Of course, I’m sour graping.