After years of waiting for the iPhone, to my genuine surprise, Apple went ahead and unveiled it at Macworld. It's not that I didn't think it would come out before I was 30, it's just that after so many disappointments and so much empty speculation, I had lost a certain amount of faith. I also didn't completely expect the feature set or design.
With so many mock-ups flying all over the place, I was intrigued when I realised that it uses a touch screen and that there's no keypad. This is either complete genius or utter madness, so I'm absolutely desperate to try it out and see how good it is.
I'm curious about every aspect of this phone but fear that I'll have to wait for some time before I get my hands on it. I'm not really sure what was more frustrating: not knowing it was a real product and waiting with anticipation for a glimmer of truth, or knowing that it is a reality, only not being able to get one for another ten months or more.
I think I preferred it when the carrot was in my mind rather than in front of my face. So, as I've done for the past seven years, I'll have to make do with all the speculation and infinite arguments about whether it's good or bad before anyone has actually used it properly.
Fortunately, not everyone is taking it too seriously, as shown in this video that kept me laughing for some time and distracted me momentarily from the long wait ahead.