Friday, January 12, 2007
On Second Thought, I Probably Won’t
Cursed be the pessimists. :-) For the record, I’m sure to not pick up the iPhone at first. The dreaded Rev.A fears have sunk in, not to mention a couple points that would annoy me even if it wasn’t Rev.A. Things like a battery that can’t be snapped off and replaced like all other cell phones. There’s other points, but if you care about the iPhone at all, you’ve probably already read about the sore points from other blogs.
There’s one area, though, where I think Apple really dropped the ball and is something I’ve not exactly seen mentioned on other blogs. While others have said there should’ve been a camera on the front side so that you could 1) take pictures of yourself more easily and 2) use a built-in form of iChat A/V, they all seemed to imply this would involve a camera lens on both sides of the phone. I’ve got a better idea. Remember when the ultra portable Sony Vaio computers had a little webcam built into the top of the display that swiveled up and down? Likewise, several of the Nikon Coolpix models featured a body twist design that allowed the photographer to point both the lens and the screen toward themselves. They iPhone should’ve done the same thing. Just like the Coolpix cameras, the image would flip over as soon as the lens was rotated past a particular spot, and now you have one camera that can both point away from the person like a regular camera, and toward the person for self-portraits and video chats!
» Posted by ALBj at 09:20 AM (ET)
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