Brett touches on exactly how I felt yesterday after watching the application demos at the SDK announcement:
And all this will be available to the entire installed iPhone base. No one gets left out. You do not have to buy another $500 device to get a few new features if you have an old model â€” just get the new software. […] This seems so simple. But in the phone industry, this is revolutionary.
After watching the apps get demonstrated I had this “my iPhone is a sleeper agent” sort of feeling. Realizing there is way more under the hood which I, as a user, haven’t fully had the chance to experience yet. And, like Brett says, I don’t have to buy another $500 phone.
The first version of the iPhone may very well be the greatest 1.0 gadget released in history.