Pogue on Apple

David Pogue: Apple loves to surprise people. It’s pretty clear that the next iPhone will be much faster on the internet. It will be a 3G phone. This is something that is not my great intuition; this is because Steve Jobs has said it.

I’ve heard that you might be able to do some cool things with that speed. For example, for the first time, live real time video chat on your cell phone. That would be interesting.

Although the truth is about videophones that no one’s ever in the real world been that interested in them. They sell videophones, but the truth is, in the real world when you’re on the phone, you want to be doing other things. You can pick your nose and be cleaning house, be doing the dishes and the other person doesn’t know. I’m not sure people want to see each other when they’re on the phone. But anyway, that’s what they’re saying.

Recorded on: May 15, 2008.

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