My dreams have come true, but of course things are never so simple.
My employer has finally decided to support the iPhone. Hooray! You can imagine the moment I heard the news I was on my way to the closest AT&T store, ready to turn in my Blackberry. I was, except that I encountered the age old problem when purchasing electronics or computers. Will the item that I purchase today be obsolete tomorrow? In the case of the iPhone, I am in love except that I am really hating the 16GB maximum capacity. I was ready to live with that limitation, but then I noticed that some predicted as early as September that Apple would be releasing a 32 GB model at Macworld or by the end of January.
Well, Macworld has come and gone without a 32 GB iPhone announcement, but the end of January is only a couple of weeks away. I am not surprised about the lack of an announcement--the Macworld keynote is better served by more dramatic announcements than simple memory capacity upgrades. With Steve Job's recent announcement that he is taking a medical leave, the time seems ripe to make another couple of announcements, if only to reassure folks and offset a general feeling among Apple freaks and industry analysts that the sky is falling. But it's not like Apple planned for this leave--they may simply not have anything dramatic announcement to make in the immediate pipeline.
If the end of January announcement is true or even a couple of weeks off, it is obviously worth waiting. Of course, what usually happens is that these rumors turn out to be false or at least timed inaccurately. I believe that Apple will offer a 32 GB at some point, but it could be June, October, December, or longer. At a certain point it becomes not worth waiting.
So what to do? Advice is welcomed. I'll keep you posted on my decision.