apple iphoneI was so upset when I learned Verizon turned down Apple as a provider for the iPhone.

Then, I couldn’t imagine leaving Verizon, because of their solid network. But after hearing all the buzz, watching all the demos and learning that the phone does support a high-speed broadband wireless network – I am having second thoughts.

It is just a really cool phone. Really cool. I am a native Mac user, so I suppose all the applications on the phone would sync directly with my Mac. I assume Mail, iPhoto, iTunes, Safari, Address Book and so on would all sync natively. But I am not 100% sure if that is the case.

So I seriously want it, and want it now. But I know deep down inside, I should not get a first generation product. Why? because there is always something buggy and wrong with gen 1 products. So, I will try to be a good boy and wait it out, until gen 2 comes out.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love my Treo. Heck, I wrote about it enough! But there is something very appealing about the iPhone.

By then, maybe, just maybe Verizon Wireless will support the phone. If not, goodbye Verizon and hello AT&T.

Here is a quick poll for you:

Feel free to also comment! Oh, I bet the image aligned left really threw off frequent readers. :)

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  1. Bill Hartzer
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    If it matters any, there’s always bugs with the first few versions of things. I never buy the “totally brand new redesigned” car, I usually wait at least one or two years ’til they work out all the bugs.

    There’s going to be some issues with the first version of the iphone, it’s inevitable. I wouldn’t say there’s necessarily going to be any bugs, but most likely there’s going to be some way for them to “make it better” with version2 and v3.

    Besides, when is your current phone contract up? If it’s up in a year or 6 months or whatever then you’ll be able to use that as an excuse to wait to change providers. Or would you actually have one cell phone plan (your current one) and another one as well?

    Or, you could be like my brother and carry a blackberry, a cell phone and a treo all at the same time.

  2. Barry Schwartz
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    I think I may have a two year contract, which is up in about a year (or less). But I also am part of the Verizon Wireless “VIP” program, which allows me to upgrade every one year and not every two years. So technically, I would be able to downgrade to a basic cell phone plan with Verizon now and then go with AT&T as an add on.

    So, like you said, two phones.

    But I am hoping to get the iPhone in about a year (due to v2 stuff)… so timing should work out where I just need one device. :)

  3. Sally
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    I am SUPER excited!!! I’m already with Cingular (AT&T) and it’s time for a new phone. Yes, I could wait until they work out any kinks, but why? The phone I have has been dropped more times than years I’ve been alive! Also it does not have Bluetooth – I was mislead when I got the phone to think it did, but the stupid thig has infared…NOT Mac compatible, which is a BIG problem – NO way will I waste time and effort emailing them to myself. *sheesh*
    This is the first I’ve heard about the iPhone, so now I’m on a mission to get more info! 😉

  4. Johaniss Gabrieliss
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    The iphone does NOT sync ‘natively’ with Mac programs. During a standaard sync-up in i-tunes, The iphone lost ALL MY CONTACT INFO while also erasing them in Address book! Apple tells me ‘sorry, this does not happen very often’. They sounded like DELL, ‘we are not responsible for data.’ The truth is iphone customers are guinea pigs for a technology with many problems. I wish I would have waited a couple years! UHHHHHHHhhhh!

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