Aren't they all SCARED !?
I detect a lot of irrational arguments against the iPhone.
Stuff about childish ringtones, daft software and the Edge thing, which is a lot faster than having no portable web at all.
Obviously it is upsetting entrenched people in the business, who are rightly concerned about the impact the thing will have. If silly old sods like me, who have avoided smart phones till now, and only listen to 78s, are serious about getting one, then the sky is the limit.
Adding the cost of the O2 contract is anti-phone propaganda. Every phone, internet connection or landline costs money to run, silly.
I will use the iPhone more to replace my current Vodaphone, and maybe phase out my BT landline and/or Virgin cable internet. This might save a few bob! Also I have a feeling it will be handy for writing notes for my magazine features and stuff when I'm away from the office.
Probably won't use the music and video at all. Unless iTunes suddenly starts selling 1920s dance bands...