Steve Jobs gave the world a sneak-peak of the new and much-anticipated iPhone today during the keynote address of this year’s MacWorld conference in San Francisco. Mixed reviews aside, I want. I don’t even care what it does. It’s thin and it’s shiny and it must be mine.
An iPhone would make my life as a parent so much easier. You don’t believe me? Here are five reasons why (as my toddler would say) I neeeeed it.
- It has a 320 x 480 touch screen, built-in wi-fi, Bluetooth compatibility, and a full-touch keyboard. Now while I am waiting to pick up my daughter in school or sitting in the car with a toddler passed out in her carseat, I can (steal wireless and) check email or post to my blog without going blind. Also, when I go to the park, I’ll
have something to do cuz ain’t nothing more boring than having to watch my kids go down the curly slide for the thousandth timelook like all the dads.
- It has a 2 megapixel camera and the high end model boasts 8GBs of storage. That’s plenty of space to store my grainy pictures of soccer dads losing their shit, nannies behaving badly, or cheerleaders acting like strippers…and photos of my kids, of course.
- There’s no crap specialized mobile phone OS; this baby runs on Mac OS X. Have you tried browsing with the phone you have now? I’m all for anything that removes stress and frustration from my life. And (bonus!) an exclusive partnership with Cingular means I can trade in my shitty Razr (hopefully?) and keep my number.
- iTunes integration. Music anytime, anywhere without having to carry an extra gadget. The iPhone will even display album artwork of songs being played. Kids acting up in a restaurant? Chill out to Laurie Berkner or listen to an audio book.
- It’s a video iPod, too, and you know what that means: “Dick in a Box” anytime, anywhere.*
* Okay, that last one might not make my parenting life easier, but I wouldn’t mind being in the middle of a tasty JT-Andy Samberg sandwich…even if they are chanelling Color Me Badd. Hey, if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.