It’s not an exaggeration to say that there’s a national love affair with Apple’s iPhone. Now that love affair is about to really blossom as the iPhone 4 is released from its bonds with AT&T and becomes available on Verizon Wireless. So naturally the question on every gadget lover’s mind is, should I finally get an iPhone now that I have a choice?
To answer that, consider the proverbial parental admonition: If everyone jumped off a cliff, would you jump, too?
It’s not hyperbole to point out that the “new” iPhone 4 on Verizon is really the old iPhone 4 (essentially the same model that’s available on AT&T). And that phone has already been eclipsed by other smart phones on the market–and is likely to be eclipsed by a new iPhone within a few short months.
That doesn’t mean Verizon won’t sell millions of the new/old iPhone. Apple has already sold more that 80 million of the handsets in the last 3 and a half years–in spite of one major fault: It doesn’t work well as a phone. Most people have been more mesmerized by apps than voice calls, anyway.
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