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Monday Morning Quarterback 5: Is There Some Phone Launching This Week?

The big question for me is: What will all the iPhonatics do after the much-hyped iPhone from Apple debuts this Friday to continue to feed their state of expectant euphoria?

iPhone 2.0!

But until then, we might as well wallow in it.

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So here is a funny report from Engadget about the imagined possibilities for the next cheaper versions of the iPhone. Many are, of course, already speculating on what’s next for the product, even before it hits the stores June 29, and some are saying that Apple is already at work on new ones.

Sounds like another good Saturday Night Live parody in the making, like this one:

The helpful Brian Lam of Gizmodo provides a daily “pill” of iPhone info, so I don’t have to, while MacRumors gives the lowdown on accessories (carrying case, carrying case, carrying case, pricey Bluetooth headset, blah, blah, blah).

Meanwhile, USA Today discusses the girding going on at AT&T stores as they prepare for the onslaught of buyers.

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But you can’t miss this long article by John Heilemann in New York magazine, which ran on the cover with this picture and the line: iGod.

I am not so sure of that from the piece, which depicts Jobs as almost decrepit in his recent onstage appearance at the D5 conference, with Heilemann writing, “The senescence on display is jarring…”

That means Jobs-with-a-walker, I think.

I am not sure Heilemann actually attended our conference to see Jobs in action, but he looked pretty good to me up close in both his sessions–one alone with Walt and another with us both and also Microsoft’s Bill Gates.

Aside from being kind of busy over the last few years (along with a major illness), you be the judge of Jobs’s dotage in these two videos from D5:


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