Apples and Oranges and Mobile Phones

This won’t be long and has no legal bent to it and you’ve probably already seen it elsewhere, but if you haven’t, you really should take a look.

When the iPod came out, I though “meh” – its OK. Not great. Just OK. Of course, as everyone knows, it did very well.

On the other hand, the new iPhone? Wow. Stunning. Remarkable. I can’t imagine how this thing will *not* fly off the shelves.

After all the particularly bad attempts at doing this in the past, finally, someone got it right.  Sure, its not absolute perfection, but it comes pretty close.
My humble opinion? Unless some major disaster happens with it (like it doesn’t work as described, or breaks when you drop it, etc.), iPhone will make the iPod look like a wee, tiny drop in the bucket.
Live from Macworld 2007: Steve Jobs keynote – Engadget