Have you seen this one yet?
I don’t know about you, but there’s a large part of me that’s actually tired of the fanboy gristmill crooning about the latest iPhone firmware. I’ve foolishly had my hopes raised and dashed on more occasions than I care to count – even as the 2008 Steve-note was in progress! Thanks to insider information, we knew every aspect of the 1.1.3 upgrade prior to Macworld. The keynote just served to supply the “œJobs Seal of Approval”.
We’ve also known for awhile that the SDK is due for a late February shipment (though strangely, try and find that memo regarding the SDK on the Apple website now – it has seemingly disappeared). Speculation has run wild over the internets. Are we going to 1.1.4 or 2.0? Will I finally be able to cut and paste? And what about Flash?
I just don’t know. And I think that very few people – save the real insiders – truly do.
What I have learned to expect over time is this: Apple, having secured the phone (to some degree) can start to deliver on one of the biggest promises made at the onset of the iPhone release – the software that drives the phone is a fantastic platform to develop applications for.
Simply stated: the iPhone really is a revolutionary device, and I’m happy to wait patiently for each of its’ evolutionary leaps because of that very premise. But that evolution is a time-consuming process, and I’m just as happy to wait for a product to fully mature before it’s released into the wild.
What say you?