I don’t think I’ll be buying an iPhone on June 30 – unlike some people I know – but I think I will be buying one when my Verizon contract expires. According to a recent article, this baby is going to have eight hours of battery life. If that’s really true, it removes my biggest objection to purchasing one (other than price and the possibility of losing/breaking my phone, mp3 player, and internet browser all in one shot).

The hype surrounding this device is simply amazing. Not since the final installment of the Harry Potter series have the masses been jonzing so badly for a mass market release. And I have to say that, aside from Dumbledore’s pensieve, the wizarding world doesn’t even have anything this cool.