Apple has announced the iPhone 4 and I can’t wait.
I have an iPhone V1 and although I’ve been hoping to escape from AT&T to Verizon, I can’t wait any longer. I haven’t even seen one in person but it doesn’t matter- Apple is on a roll and I want a new phone. We have a number of Apple products in my household– shuffles, nanos, touches, a Mac Book Pro and most recently a 3G iPad. Everyone from my wife to my five-year old are huge Apple fans and it’s time for Dad to get a new toy!
Normally, I’m a careful tech buyer but the Apple products I have are great.
I trust Apple to deliver a great product.
I can only think of a few brands that I have had such complete faith.
The first was Sony and the second was Lucasarts.
Growing up Sony Walkmans were my introduction to the Sony, I moved up to televisions, CD players, and eventually DVD players. But Sony lost their way. They embarked on a number products built on proprietary standards that failed to live up the hype. The minidisc was the final nail in the coffin of my Sony devotion. The Sony brand lost it’s magic. Now Sony is just another nameplate in a sea of brands.
Lucasarts also lost me along the way. I remember their original games on the my Atari 8-bit (Rescue on Fractalus, Ballblazer) which pushed that hardware to its limit. Later I loved playing Rebel Assault, X-Wing, and Tie Fighter. I pre-ordered their games sight unseen. And then came X-Wing Alliance which sucked all the fun out of the X-Wing and Tie Fighters franchises and Star Wars Galaxies which was just a mess. I’ve only purchased a few games since, most recently The Force Unleashed which disappointed me with quick time events at crucial moments during the game. Mashing buttons isn’t exactly what I had on mind for an all powerfull jedi.
Hopefully, the new iPhone will continue Apple’s run of great products.