I don't want an iPhone

Summary:Unless you've been living under a rock, you've been inundated with speculation and rumor about Apple's iPhone. Am I the only one that doesn't want one?

iPhone concept #6,791
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably been inundated with speculation and rumor about Apple's iPhone. Am I the only one that doesn't want one?

AppleInsider reports that Foxconn Electronics (a.k.a. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd.) has received an order from Apple for 12M iPhone handsets, that it will ship unlocked, equipped with a 2MP camera and even that iPhone could add 22% to Apple's earnings for 2007.

My problem is that I don't really want an iPod/phone hybrid - I'm more of a smartphone guy. Readers of this blog know that I'm a huge fan of the Treo (I live on the thing) and can't really see myself giving it up any time soon. The concept picture above (courtesy of iLounge.com) shows an iPhone as a smartphone, but that's a long shot. There's no prayer that Apple will release a smartphone right out of the blocks, besides Jobs hates PDAs, remember? iPhone is more likely to ship in a candy bar or slider form factor.

Granted, people that commute a lot via planes and trains may find an iPhone useful and students are certain to freak out over them, but for me it's not a great fit. Will I buy one? Probably, but not for use as my primary phone.

My question to you, fair reader, is "will you buy an iPhone?"

Use the survey before for simple yes, no, maybe answers. Elaborate on all your mobile phone wants, needs and baggage in the TalkBack below.
[poll id=5]

Topics: iPhone

About

Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.