07.30.2010 08:14 AM

I didn’t i-Stand in i-Line for i-Phone

Notwithstanding my admittedly ridiculous behaviour on the morning the iPad came out, I did not line up all last night to be one of the first to get the new iPhone. Instead, my daughter and I hung out on Queen West and got additional body piercings.

One of my lawyers/besties is in Los Angeles, this morning (happy birthday, Kill For You), and he wants to get one.  He says he’ll pick one up for me, but I think I’ll wait.

There have been too many stories about too many iPhone 4 problems for me to jump into the deep end of the pool on this one.  This represents an unusual moment of restraint and maturity on my part.  It doesn’t happen very often.

What about you, Internet?  Anyone line up last night?  Anyone waiting, like me?

iComments are i-open.


  1. Darrell says:

    Kinsella, this kind of stuff could make you rich, or at least lots of party money. Thanks for your blog.

  2. I certainly did not wait in line. I read that one can purchase a computer in India for$35 and I am waiting for that computer and the I-Phone to be sold in the dollar store. Have a nice weekend.

  3. James Bow says:

    I’m going to get one. I’m due to replace my cellphone, and I’m looking forward to consolidating it with my iPod. One less electronic device to lug around.

    I’ve tried out the iPhone 4 while travelling through the U.S. It really is an elegant machine. The antennae issues have been overblown and any problems that do exist are easily solved with the use of a case (which Apple will now provide, free). The price gives me pause, I admit, but I’ll see what I can do with the deals. I’m sick of Bell and want to quit. I’m wondering if Rogers would be better.

  4. MississaugaPeter says:

    I picked up the first iPhone for my son while vacationing in Hawaii months before it was available here. You know that I preordered 3 iPads way back in January so I did not have to camp out in Buffalo like you. But, the iPhone 4 had not even crossed my radar until I saw the ridiculous 200 person lineup at the Square One Fido store this morning. It’s just not a must-have nor cutting edge.

    One new technology thingy that I am unsure if it will be a hit or not is 3D TV. It was all the rage at the Las Vegas show in January of 2009, and although I did not attend this January, was supposedly again this year. However, I just don’t know if it will catch on even when it breaks $1K. Your thoughts …

    • Philip says:

      I have to go with MississaugaPete on this one. I’m still loving my 3GS and find no concrete reason to grab up the 4G. I know about all the really good stuff but I just can’t justify ditching my current phone right now. I will obviously be downloading the 4G firmware onto my 3GS but the new screen and zoom capable camera just aren’t tempting right now.

  5. ghoris says:

    As Warren pointed out in an earlier post, they’re really aimed at different markets, and I agree with him that they shouldn’t really be trying to compete in the other’s market (for example, BlackBerry’s app store is such a pale imitation they shouldn’t even bother). iPhone is geared towards consumers and creative/”fun”/entertainment activities. BlackBerry is still the preferred business smartphone and I don’t see the iPhone making a huge dent in that market, even with the strides that have been taken with the iPhone 4. BlackBerry can’t be beat as an email platform, and I say this as someone who has owned both devices (and is typing this on an iMac). I vastly prefer the BlackBerry’s physical keyboard for typing – I found the iPhone touch screen awkward to use and things took three times as long to type because I kept having to go back and correct. But for games, music, movies, etc? – no question the iPhone is superior.

    I don’t profess to know all the specs for this new iPhone but certainly the previous models had a lot of limitations that made IT professionals reluctant to implement them for use in the corporate world (poor battery life vs. BlackBerry, numerous security weaknesses, server connectivity). One of the IT guys at my office (who is a Mac devotee outside of work) said that they had looked at the iPhone but the cost to get our systems to function properly on iPhone and be properly secured would be astronomical so they decided to stick with BlackBerry.

    Bottom line – they’re both great products within their respective markets, and I think all this talk of ‘game-changers’ and ‘BlackBerry/iPhone killers’ is pretty silly.

  6. Brammer says:

    Totally off topic, but have to share this gem of a quote from BCL:

    “…in Canada, the federal government’s approval ratings go up in summer, when the HOC has been shuttered . But Prime Minister Harper treats the whole season as a kind of leash-free dog-park for his back benchers…”

    What would R@AL think?

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