Being a commuter, spending countless hours behind the wheel of my car stuck in traffic I need a versatile sound system. For my money, that turned out to be the JVC KD-R600 head unit for my 2002 Volkswagen Golf. One of the nicest features of this head unit is iPod and iPhone control support via the front faceplate’s USB port. Now that I have an iPhone 3GS, my battery is always topped up, and I don’t know how I did without this feature before. The unit also plays back audio and MP3 CD’s, in addition to USB thumb drives and USB hard drives.
I wanted to not love the iPhone, really I did. All those smug apple fan boys, all the glowing media reports, it couldn’t be that good right? Its just a phone people, and the app store is evil and draconian in its review of applications. I wanted to be different and choose a phone that was completely open, so when the last upgrade cycle came around, I avoided the iPhone (at the time it was just before the release of the 3GS) and went with the Rogers HTC Dream Android based phone.
I knew it wouldn’t take long for this to happen, the first iPhone disassembly pictures have been released. Since we don’t have the iPhone in Canada yet, we’ll have to live vicariously over the Internet for now.
It will be interesting to hear the user reviews once they have had the phone for a while.