iPhone predictions

Only a few more hours until droves of slobbering Mac fans will be able to get their hands on what is, without a doubt, the most hyped anything ever created.

I thought I would go ahead and jump the gun and make some predictions. I’m sure none of them will be close, but it was fun for me to do.

  • Until a flaver of Linux is installed: 3 days
  • Until one is completely dismantled, dismantling process displayed online: 1 day. DONE! check it (thanks Chuck!)
  • Running Windows: 10 days
  • Hacked to work without an AT&T phone account: 7 days
  • Hacked to work without iTunes: 5 days
  • Complaints about scratching showing up on digg.com, front or back: no later than 9PM, PST, 06-29-07
  • Complaints about the keyboard showing up on digg.com: 6:05PM, 06-29-07
  • Complaints about battery life, non-removal or anything else battery related showing up on digg.com: 1 day
  • Complaints about non-functioning sensors or dark screens: 2 days – Reported on Aug 10 here, users with touch screen problems
  • Hacked to work with other GSM cell providers: 10 days

This, of course, does not count the true haters that are already criticizing the iPhone for not working on Verizon or Sprint, or having slower internet access speeds* over the ATT network or complaining that it is too expensive or that they can’t pass the credit check or whatever the haters complain about.

And, of course, I won’t be getting one. I’m going to hold out until the wide-screen iPod comes out that does everything this thing does, but without the phone functions. You couldn’t pay me to be an AT&T wireless customer again!

*Just read this over at Engadget about a boost in the EVDO speeds. Interesting.

By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.


  1. We have two guys here who have taken the day off to go stand in line. As of 10am this morning there were 6 people at one of the AT&T stores.

    I think it looks great but, like you, I’ll wait until it’s a media player only, I don’t care about it being a phone.

    But the big news this week is surely the return of the Spice Girls??

  2. Great list!

    I was given the “a-ok” by my wife last night to get the phone. I’m with T-Mobile but my plan ends at the end of the summer. I’m tempted to wait a while to see what complaints arise- but, when I drove by the nearby AT&T store here in Atlanta there wasn’t anyone outside (guess the 94 degree weather helps).

    I’m on the fence though…I’m concerned about the battery. I’m less concerned about the service since I think it would be cingular GSM towers (which I think partner with T- Mobile) and I’ve had solid reception on my Nokia.

  3. Oh, I guess I did put in a double item there. I’ll fix that. But, with the dismantling already done, it won’t be long until someone tries a TMobile sim in there.

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