I’m typing this at the Apple Store on a MacBook.
I just did an extended Web Fondle of the iPhone. I went and visited everything listed in my Blogroll.
It was quite breathtaking!
Everything else I could get to — and that included twittervision! Yes, it actually works! Now, it’s not perfect — the screen scrolls too slowly to catch all the tweets. I know that even on my desktop the scroll is slow too. But that it worked at all just floored me!
I also went to The Signal and could listen to their podcast too.
In neither case could the podcast be saved to the iPhone, however. An upgrade that I’m sure will be forthcoming.
I was also able to see a video at Mark Bilingham’s site. It was a QuickTime-encoded ad for his new book.
I didn’t try to log into this blog to post, however. That will come later.
The rendering speed of Safari just blew me away. Honestly, none of you have any idea just how incredible this baby is. Go out and buy a Nokia 770 and use it to access the web. Then you’ll see!
At one point, Safari did crash on me. It just disappeared and I was back at the Home screen. But I tapped the Safari button to relaunch it and bam! I was back at the page that choked it. And that second time it didn’t crash at all!
Safari loaded with aplomb a page that choked the hell out of Blazer on my LifeDrive.
My overall experience of using Safari on the iPhone was, Goddammit, this is how everything should work. It was just so smooth, so flowing, so relaxed. No other device I’ve used can compare to the experience, to the feel of it.
On today, July 4th, I think the “i” in iPhone stands for “independence” — from all the prior sluggish, clumsy crap that came before it!
Update: * The Girls Don’t Cry site wound up changing the entry URL, so mine was outdated. The site was up, but I didn’t think to trim the URL back to just the domain name. (Which I now have to do in previous posts about the Girls herein!)