Let me start with this: Being a tech nerd at heart, I was well aware of this “gotta have it” product Apple was developing, but I wasn’t interested. I thought for sure that I would have no use for a giant iPod touch, no matter what whiz-bang features it had on it.
I kept this opinion for about 30 seconds into the intro video for the product. I have long admired Jonathan Ive’s design work at Apple and his interpertations of Dieter Rams design work at Brauun. (I’m pretty convinced that I’d be interested in buying any product from their design portfolio.) They just look so darn good.
Will I get one? Definately not at first. The $500+ tag is a bit pricey for something that my MackBook Pro can do minus the touch screen. But I expect that come my birthday or Christmas I’ll be giving these a second look. I think the 3G+WiFi would be the only way to go. Internet wherever, whenever is pretty tempting. I’m very curious to see how the world embraces this new product.