I have been just reading MIP’s Scan about the new Iphone from Mac and how excited MIP is about it all. see http://www.mipsscan.com/2007/01/a_true_thing_of.html
I recall my experience with Apple and how reluctant I am to buy into it again. Way back in the dark ages we bought an Apple product, the LISA. The one after the Apple 2 and before the Mac. However it was very sensitive to power fluctuations and gave us some trouble as a result,if I recall correctly. It was great to use but they clearly scrimped on the power supply. I then moved to the MacIntosh and really loved it but it was proprietary and the applications were really limited. I loved its ease of use and the simple intuitive manner it operated. However I could not be compatible with all the PC stuff so I eventually gave in and bought a PC. Since then Apple has gone through difficulties and now is on the rise again with its IPOD. I am sure it is a great user friendly machine but now the price tag is a problem. I really do not use many of the features that the Mac offers so hard to justify the price. I guess because they have a proprietary product they really do not have competition to keep the price competitive.
Bottom line is my love of the Mac was overcome by business necessities and the costs. Now I am reluctant to even look again even though I agree they have a far better user interface.