iPhone 4 vs iTouch
Totalitarianism is an iPhone. Apple controls everything. They decide which applications go up in the App Store, and therefore they have complete power over the developers. You have the illusion of power when using the iPhone; sure, they let you change a few settings, but can you do something like change the wallpaper? They also coordinate with AT&T to set pricing for things like data, messaging, and calls. Personally I don’t even need data; I have wifi wherever I go. It’s nothing but a source of revenue for them with no benefit to me, yet they force me to buy a data plan. And I’m sure it’s way overpriced.
Freedom is an iTouch. Get the Skype app and use Mail as your text message service. Buy a cheap headphone/microphone from DealExtreme.com for $3 and you have an iPhone as long as you have a wifi connection (which, once again, I always do). No fees (maybe a VERY small fee for calling on Skype, but whatever). Jailbreak it and use third party apps. Change the wallpaper if you want. It’s completely up to you what you want do, and it’s fantastic.
America is moving more toward the iPhone. Between healthcare, traffic laws, drug laws, and political correctness, the US is becoming more and more restrictive. Why? Jailbreaking an iTouch is scary. It voids the warranty. The average person can’t handle the responsibility. In the end it comes down to fear. But, as some random guy of no importance said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” And I have faith in the United States.
America is the land of the jailbroken iTouch with Skype. If you feel like you want the new iPhone 4 you can move to France. I hear that GSM is standard over there in Europe.