Much ado about nada
The Macalope was listening to the latest MacBreak Weekly today which focused on the iPhone. Leo Laporte was most interested in the story about T-Mobile CEO Robert Dotson waxing poetic about how dreamy Apple is.
It suddenly reminded the Macalope of an incident three years ago when a friend in the cell phone business called him to ask who he knew at Apple that might be working on the iPhone, as his company wanted to get some of that action. The Macalope, of course, didn’t know anyone.
So, while he does still think there will be an iPhone, the Macalope thinks that that particular bit of shtick from Dotson was probably just him sucking up. Maybe he heard the rumors that Cingular had a six-month exclusive and wants to be next in line. Maybe he’s really a Mac fan. Whatever.
Frankly, none of the rumors – including the iPhone trademark in Asia – seem particularly compelling to the Macalope. It’s really more the idea of the iPhone – an elegant cell phone that doesn’t suck – and the movement of the market toward music phones that make a compelling business case.