What will Apple do about biology and health text books?

This leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I’m all for removing apps that are degrading to women. I’m fine with that. However. Apple doesn’t know what that is, especially based on the SG app being removed. And. They are doing it *now* when the iPad is on it’s way? That’s just marketing, that’s not caring. That’s Unilever selling Dove AND Axe.

Also, are we going to have a kid-friendly iPad for school and a not-intelligent-adult-friendly iPad instead? The iPad is supposed to have books. Well, we can’t have anything that just might be arousing. So, that means, let’s see. No comics. No graphic novels. No romance. Not a lot of sci-fi. And none of the porn disguised as books like some of the things Laurell Hamilton writes.

I like my macbook pro, a lot. It’s great for being a student, it’s great for someone who does research, it’s lighter than the DELL laptop – with a smaller screen – that I used to carry around. I mostly like my iphone. I was planning on getting an iPad for the functionality of iPhone apps and an ereader (and a music player and etc) all in one. (I don’t have an ereader like a kindle right now.) This crap makes me hesitant.

Is this reflecting the general Puritanical nature of American mainstream society or is this someone at Apple being stupid and not thinking this through? And I’m not even going to go into the whole Internet and porn thing. One last thing…

How many upskirt pictures have been shot with an iPhone camera?

iPhone apps and ereader shopping

Do I want Papers or Write Room for my iPhone? Will it be useful? (I have both apps on my MBP.)

Or would an ereader of some sort be more useful? How do you justify the large upfront cost of one? If a Kindle has the highest availability of stock.. then that makes most sense. The Kindle DX makes more sense for PDF access.

So I bought (followup)

I did get an iPhone. I have my new phone and my new mp3 player. I still need to find a way to play oog files though. I also bought a Franklin-Webster Collegiate electronic dictionary. Electronic dictionary also for school. I can take out an electronic dictionary in school easier than an iPhone.

Speaking as a person who last used a Samsung Blackjack which is a windows mobile phone.

Good things about the iPhone:

1. no annoying unlock mechanism (3 buttons I think it was on the Blackjack)

2. can see the screen and read it in direct sunlight

3. phone is not too heavy, still fits in my pocket, smoother, thinner touch

4. iPhone apps – not available for other phones

5. more options, websites with iPhone specific sites

6. wallpapers are nicer/better since I can now have Digital Blasphemy wallpapers (it is worth it to buy access to his site/work)

7. camera seems to be nice, you can even make a screenshot of your phone… even when it’s locked

8. came partly charged. appears to charge quickly

Bad things about the iPhone:

1. sound customization is stupid

2. don’t like iTunes. It’s not intuitive. Do not like iTunes.

3. Going to need to buy more cables – Blackjack came with USB connector and power charger. not USB connector and power adapter for USB connector. I’m going to need a second cord.

4. There seems to be some interesting politics between AT&T and Apple. If you call AT&T about wanting something regarding the iPhone when you can’t get your iPhone in the Apple store that day then AT&T people are likely to badmouth Apple as a company in general.

Other things:

1. Spend more money on accessories, but more accessories available.

2. So far music organization is craptastic, I probably need to do more with it.

3. no personal experience with battery life yet.

4. bought my first app… books… classic literature.

5. now have a Pandora account.

6. earbuds are uncomfortable but I’ll deal to be able to have hands free phone calls.

Cell phone + mp3player + electronic dictionary

Those are three pieces of mobile electronic devices I need/want.

My oldish Samsung mp3 player got dropped and the battery shows from behind the speaker. My Blackjack (first gen!) is soon eligible for upgrade. I’ve discovered I want an electronic dictionary for school. Money is an issue.

Cell phone requirements:

1. left hand friendly touch screen

2. decent to good web browsing

3. some customization – my own ‘home screen’ picture and my own ring tones

4. GOOD battery life – my blackjack can go 2 days without a charge, definitely charge it if I spent a lot of the day texting (and I have unlimited texting plan)

5. things I don’t need – cell phone is not for work so I don’t have requirements like a good exchange server platform for emails

6. reliably able to check GMAIL

7. not too heavy. the htc fuze is a smidge on the heavy side

8. have at&t. want to keep family plan.

9. almost forgot. qwerty keyboard. I’m not sure a physical keyboard is necessary.

mp3 player requirements:

1. ogg support – in some way

2. 8 GB minimum

3. the less proprietary the better

4. no stupid software

5. battery life!

6. easy to carry in my pocket/similar

electronic dictionary:

1. more is better, need like college level

2. don’t need translator

All that being said…

Will an iphone (which I’m not sure I want) fulfill all my requirements and save me money?