I don’t buy the first version of any product, iPhone included. I owned a Newton, what else is there to say?
I’ve been dying to buy an iPhone, though, and this mandatory wait has killed me. But in mid-January 2008 Steve Jobs is giving a keynote at a major Mac conference, and it’s likely that he’ll introduce some new model or feature in order to keep momentum behind the product, after having blown through the holiday sales targets.
I’ll make a decision then on purchasing one during this iPhone product cycle. Purchasing consumer items like this is easy when it’s Apple. Their pattern of innovation and product refreshes is so predictable that you know when to wait and when to buy.