So I have this list, mostly to convince myself. The reasons for are legion; the reasons against I need to remind myself of. I’ll share them, just in case they’re useful for you, too.
- My current phone is OK – actually, it’s quite good and small, and as a phone is excellent.
- I have a perfectly cool iPod Touch – it does everything that the iPhone does (well, except for the phone bit… oh, and the GPS stuff… and the pervasive net connection… STOP!).
- I’ve just re-signed to Vodafone on my existing plan – so I’d have to break the plan, causing a penalty, to take up any potential special iPhone plan.
- It’s expensive – New Zealand always gets reamed on the relative prices of gadgets, regardless of prices overseas.
- The iPhone camera is crap – 2 megapixel? PAH! I have my eye on a phone with 5 megapixels.
- They’re going to be so popular soon that it’ll be more of a statement NOT to have one – so I can be a rebel without spending a cent.
- Vodafone would take my firstborn to cover the data charges – or if I’m lucky, just a few pints of blood.
- the new iPhone has a built in GPS chip – so THEY would be able to track my every move, and the black helicopters behind the Orongorongos would be able to sweep in at any moment.
- All the networked iPhones will collectively host an emergent AI – which will beam brain-scrambling rays into the brains of users.
- Making them faceless members of Steve Jobs’ zombie horde – shambling around the streets searching for free wi-fi access points.
- On the plus side – I suppose the zombie hordes will target Redmond first.
- Giving me enough time to train as a ninja – clad in tin foil, to SAVE THE WORLD!
So as you can see, lots of good reasons for not buying an iPhone.