Obviously the iPhone review embargo was lifted last night. I imagine Apple would have liked to hold coverage until the day of or the day before launch, but I have faith their marketing department knows what they’re doing. Perhaps they wanted to leave a little time to announce the Bluetooth earpiece and dock plus surprise functionality?
Anyhow, what I’ve found most surprising is the lack of virtual keyboard bitterness. I thought for sure it would be a problem, but other than Steven Levy the reviewers didn’t seem to have any real issues with it. The other surprise was learning there’s no stereo Bluetooth — for this next generation iPod, I had just assumed that functionality would be included. No surprises regarding the missing iChat and Flash. I imagine those services are on the way, just running behind schedule. Also, no surprise that the reviewers found EDGE to be slow.
(links via Engadget)