Just a quickie...
Like most people that have either bought one or want one, I like the look of the iPhone and its gimmick value.
I have real phones/ pda's for useful stuff, but I like my pointless pretty toys - the one thing I'd like somebody to clear up is the following:
Having read about the geeks trying to 'hack' the iPhone but only opening features that essentially turn it into a $600 ipod, wouldn't the actual telephone part work fine in countries outside of the US?
The iPhone is quad band, so, for example, if you had one on a contract in the US and came to the UK, it would most likely register onto the Vodafone or O2 network on roaming. If it does that (as it will have to connect to one of the networks here with the US being on stupid 1900), why can't you use it as a phone in the UK (or other country) on a different network if you don't care about the other features?
Is it like these cheap 'Pay As You Go' handsets which require the actual networks' sim-card to be installed to function? Otherwise, couldn't I get one offline and just use it outside of the US as a phone?