A Disagreement with Leo Laporte

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Leo Laporte and his gang of TWiTs have become heroes of mine. It’s great to keep up with the pulse of their opinions on a weekly basis.

Ever since the new iPhone ads came out, Leo has projected on his podcasts that the editing of the ads was misleading – the interface is not that smooth, there will be wait time inbetween applications, etc.

I wonder if Leo has watched the keynote from WWDC? At WWDC, the iPhone was demo’d for some applications and the interface/app switching was indeed very fluid and smooth. The only rough edges occurred when moving around in Safari. There was a “checkerboard” filler on the screen while Safari rendered the page as requested. Everything else was fluid.

Therefore, I find myself in disagreement on Leo’s point. It may be somewhat slower, but seeing the demo in person sold me.