I had rationalized myself out of jumping to buy the new Apple iPhone for a number of practical reasons (need to change cell phone carrier, costs, fear of any 1.0 software product, etc.). This was working fine until last night when I happened upon an Apple Store, spent 15 minutes playing with the iPhone, and had a new attack of technolust. I tried all the cool interface features I had read about and seen in demo videos, and even called and left myself a message on my voice mail. The Safari browser is awesome. It's really as cool as they say, and the size is quite reasonable. I want one again!
Not every buyer is thrilled, as this post suggests, though if you read the replies, you find that a lot of buyers are indeed thrilled and find the problems to be minor. I think I can wait until the end of the year to see what happens with the various issues. Meanwhile I remain painfully iPod-less. OK, it's not that painful.