A teacher is after a new laptop, and asked if they should "just buy a Mac".
A few years ago the answer would have been "absolutely". Not because I was a Mac fan-boy (I was) but because compared to XP or even Vista, the Apple operating system and overall computer experience was just much better. Nowadays my answer is not so clear cut. I told him that of course "it depends". What's changed?
The iPhone is awesome. Lets just get that out there. You can deny it, or call me a fanboy, but let's be honest - Apple has made a very good (and attractive) product that has stomped on the competition. It's easy to use, powerful and extensible. And it's done something the competition hasn't been able to - captured the imagination of content providers like nothing else. The Windows Mobile platform has been around for years with a handfull of tools for it, but it took only six months for half the web (I'm exaggerating aprobably) to make iPhone compatible websites and tools. I've got to believe that's due to having a decent platform, rather than rampant fanboyism.
But the iPhone isn't perfect bduh. What follows is a list of a few things I would like to see for and on my iPhone. Before I start, can I just clarify so I don't get interrupted in my flow: Anything I ask for I'd like as a native iPhone app, through the App Store - not some Jailbroken app that's going to require me to tinker.
To my 3 loyal readers, sorry I haven't written in a while. To be honest, I keep up with you regularly anyway, and you know all my news. And frankly, anything I think I'd like to share with the world gets covered in other blogs very quickly by a lot of people before I can anyway.