Originally Posted by Mustang302
wow dude, pelase go back to school and retake Econ 101 and 102. Wants>Needs in our world.
Agreed. Most people will buy it simply because they want it and because it looks cool. It was the same for the iPod and it'll be the same for the iPhone. I could find a dozen MP3 players that are just as good, if not better than the iPod for about the same price, if not cheaper.
Does anyone even need half of what the iPhone or any competent Smartphone offers? Who the hell is actually going to use Google Maps?! Like Ownage said, if you need to use Google Maps on the fly, then you're just not prepared enough.
It's just human nature to buy what we want. Buying things because we need them is a lower priority. If everyone bought things based on need, the moment any Smartphone, or the iPhone for that matter, releases it would be rendered useless because most people just need a phone to talk and text people with. No one needs an MP3 player, a GPS system, or a email client with their phone unless they're a road warrior businessman or something. The average consumer does not need all that.