Well, I currently own a first-generation iPhone, and I’ve been pretty happy with it, the EDGE network is alright for what I use it for, I never load full blown web pages like MySpace, everything has a WebApp now, and WebApps load amazingly fast even on the EDGE network, so the 3G speeds won’t really affect me anyhow… Besides, who’s ever anywhere without a Wi-Fi access point, really?
As for GPS, I’d LOVE to have that, but do you know what else I love? The Maps application that is already on my current iPhone, especailly the fact that it can give directions… I really don’t NEED something to tell me to “turn right in 15 feet”… I’m perfectly content with looking at my phone and seeing the next step in my route.
Now, all that stuff is amazing for people who are just now buying an iPhone, but I feel there is absolutley no need to upgrade, if it was free, or very very cheap, I would upgrade, but I’m not spending all that money over again for features I won’t use that often, really.
Now, about iPhone firmware 2.0, that’s where the really exciting things happen, You’ll forget all about GPS and 3G speeds with these new apps. You can already see there’s going to be a Twitter app, which excites me, and Jake Marsh is working on a MySpace app already. The possibilites of apps for the iPhone are really endless when you think about how it can integrate into your contacts, calendar, photos, camera, maps, and just everything.
I’ll be excited to see how things roll out in early July with the App Store.