From what I understand, the iPhone is a super fancy phone that makes phone calls, connects to the Internet, plays music, records video, and plays "apps". I don't know what apps are, but they can apparently do everything, from checking your blood sugar to translating ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.
If I ever got an iPhone, I would basically use it to watch videos and read things. I would probably get a few games, too, just to see what they're like. I wouldn't use it to make phone calls, and I'm not sure about those app things.
I was talked with my friends Chris and Paul about iPhones recently, and Paul told me you have to pay $60 a month for an iPhone. And they only have two year programs. So, that's about $1500, not including the price of the iPhone itself. Ouch! I can't afford that.
Chris told me about the iPod Touch, which I've heard about, but I don't know what it is. It turns out that the iPod Touch is not an iPod. It's an iPhone, without the phone. It has the apps, Internet, music, video camera, and everything else, except the phone. The best part is that you don't have to pay $60 a month for phone services.
So I was thinking that I should probably get an iPod Touch, because it has all of the features of the iPhone that I would use, minus the large monthly fees I can't afford. But then Chris told me that the iPod Touch costs $400. Ouch again!
All in all, it looks like I won't get an iAnything, because they cost a lot of money, and all my money is going towards a new car right now. I'm getting the car this weekend--cars are cheaper when you buy at the end of the month--so stay tuned to learn what kind of car I'll get! I'm hoping for a Prius, but the person who is paying the majority of the money (i.e. Dad) gets the final say.