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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Apple iPhone

Apple iPhone
I suppose I could give my two cents on the new Apple iPhone. And it's this: I wouldn't get it if it was available in Singapore, for three reasons:
  1. I've already shelled out big bucks for my current phone, so my money would be better spent elsewhere,
  2. it's a version one electronics item, and if there's one thing I've learned along the way, it's to never buy a version one electronics item, and
  3. I already have two iPods, so I really don't need a third one.
I am, however, more intrigued by its software. The one thing that caught my attention were the widgets. I assume that these would be, functionally, similar to the ones that work in Mac OS X's Dashboard. In fact, I dare say that the "programs" that were demonstrated are redesigned widgets that are already available, e.g. address book, calendar, even the music player. So I see the next step as being able to sync my favourite widgets into the iPhone, in the same way that I'd sync my contacts and music.

Anyway, that's all I'll say about the iPhone. However, I was intrigued by the icons. Everyone says Apple makes the best user interface. So just by looking at the icons in this reduced-size image here, can you figure out what the icons represent? (Assuming that you don't already know what they are.) The only two I had trouble with were the first and third icons in the last third row. The rest seem self-explanatory, though I'd change the last one in the first row.

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