As a quiet holiday weekend begins, it leaves more time than ever for random, mindless musings like this… what exactly IS the iPhone?
Sure it is usually lumped into the mix as a “smartphone” but it does so much more that I’m not sure the label actually fits.
I mean, think about it, what other smartphone can be used as a multi-track mixer?
What smartphone can take, trim and post video in seconds?
What smartphone can take a series of images and, within seconds, create a panorama like this right on the device itself?
What other smartphone can serve as your phone, GPS, video recorder/editor/viewer, mobile blogging platform, VOiP phone, internet radio, portable gaming device, mobile TV (via Slingplayer), email reader (via TalkMail Pro), DRV/Apple TV/keynote remote, photo editor, and the list goes on and on.
If the iPhone is a smartphone, then the entire category needs to be rethought.
OR, we can take the path of Pop Cap games and call the iPhone what it really is…