Okay, okay, okay. Damn you, Steve Jobs. Yes, I want an iPhone — even though it costs more than a brand new computer would cost, and even though I probably won’t be able to get one in Canada until 2015, and even though I will have to sign up for a 10-year contract to even be able to afford it in the first place, and even though it doesn’t have 3G (although it likely will, as Luca points out here), and even though I will likely have to pay my remaining arm and leg for monthly data charges, I still want one.
Why? Because it is just so unbelievably cool. The full-length touchscreen. The multi-touch gestures. The full-featured browser. The 8 gigs of storage and iTunes support. The smart orientation sensing and automatic call-volume control. I could go on, but it’s too painful. I know, the touchscreen is a question mark — will it be slippery when typing? And that sleek shape is going to get all greasy and fingerprinted, just like the iPod does. But it just doesn’t matter.
Damn you, Steve Jobs.