I'm not getting one because I'm cheap, but I can't remember this much hype over one product. Even if the iPhone doesn't conquer the world, I think it will end up transforming the cell phone industry. I found this local news story fascinating, as it describes how businesses are reacting to the iPhone. One quote in particular from an executive was intriguing:
"At this juncture we're not planning on testing the iPhone, but that could change depending on the acceptance of the phone."
So if it's popular, they'll get it. Way to be a visionary. Similarly, must feel good to be Verizon who passed over the opportunity to be the phone carrier of the project.
Honestly, my gut says the Apple's not gonna claim the market they think they will. But this could become a watershed event that will change they way we interact with computers.
Time will tell.