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2. I have to agree about Cingular, and I will not be buying an iPhone until it's available for more carriers. I have Cingular now, and my plan is just about up. I don't plan on ever returning to Cingular again. I believe it won't be very long before they realize they should open to more carriers. One possibility for the reasoning of releasing their first cell phone ever with just one service could be to work out any problems. I highly doubt that this iPhone, and future models will continue to by limited to Cingular.
3&4. I'm sorry but you sound extremely biased. I'm sure I have some bias as well, but Mac OS is an amazing operating system. This is also a portable device. How does the lack of software or applications you mentioned has anything to do with this? It's a cell phone and media device. It's part of the functionality of a pocket PC, but with the ease of use and excellent design of an iPod. I can't really think of any other software I would want for my iPhone.
5. I have to admit, I'm not knowledgeable in any of those subjects. However, they all sound to me something that wouldn't exactly be something that would be displayed in the keynote presentation. Apple's presentations are about functionality, design, and usability. Things like security, and such are assumed. They just announced this, and I'm sure we don't have all the details. Of course, sense I'm not exactly an expert... or anything near it on these topics, I can't be sure.
6. It is definitely an expensive device. I wouldn't say that the casual user can't purchase this though. The iPhone incorporates a cell phone, complete full screen video iPod, and camera with an absolutely astounding interface. For all that, I'd say it's well deserving of a higher price. I would consider myself a casual user, and part of the target audience. I'm a 15 year old teen, and as soon as they support other carriers I will most likely be buying an iPhone.
I agree %100 percent with all you said, but I do think Cingular is a good company.
and Z you do sound like a Bill Gates fanboy in your posts