Well, it's here. The iPhone has now been officially announced for the UK and the rest of Europe. There's coverage everywhere; Engadget, PocketPicks, TechDigest, TUAW... And I think we've all got the same feeling. We're slightly underwhelmed by the announcement, seeing as there won't be any 3G.
However, the partnership with The Cloud is interesting. Free WiFi for all iPhone users where The Cloud is available. Having a look at the areas covered by The Cloud, it should be pretty good for Londoners and those based in busier centres, with a few hotspots sprinkled across the rest of the UK.
For the past few months, I've coveted the idea of having an iPhone instead of my clunky N95, but there are definitely pros and cons, and I'll have to mull it over for a bit longer before I decide what to do. I WANT the iPhone to succeed in the UK because I want to see more phones with smoother user interfaces, better thought-out features and less Symbian-like crashes and grey screens. But at the moment, the £35-£55/month tariffs are at the very high end of what we're willing to pay, and considering the network speed limitations, I'm not sure I'm willing to stump up the money just yet.
What about everyone else? Are you getting one? Are you disgusted by the deals? Are you waiting for the 3G iPhone which might come out next year?