iPhone thoughts

I've been enjoying reading various reviews of Apple's new iPhone. From what I've read it doesn't sound like something I'll be buying for a while to come, although I'm sure it looks gorgeous.

The first question that comes to mind is how scratchproof the screen will be. Considering that I just have to look at my iPod and the screen gets scratched, I wonder what Apple have done to keep a product that will live in pockets looking spick and span?

If they have put a decent scratchproof screen on it, why didn't they put something similar on the iPod in the first place? A cynic might suggest that not doing so means that users are more likely to renew their scratched devices and fewer models would be around on the secondhand market, all of which is good for sales of the latest models.

Apple TV looks interesting too. Neither Mrs Saul nor I watch much TV at all, time being the main factor, with content a close second. I don't see the point in paying $100 a month for mainly US shows that don't really interest me and which I'll only watch occasionally. Having a nice, user friendly way to watch what we want when we want it would be good. Content will be key again, of course and the price would have to be right. If the BBC would let me watch all their programmes whenever I wanted to for the equivalent of the £80 licence fee I'd pay in the UK, I'd be a happy man.

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