Many of the critics are missing an important aspect of the new iphone. The touch pad operation and the video aspects are what I consider the cool factor. I won't buy one since my needs are met through my Nokia 3120. When Apple intoduces the phone in Asia 08, it most certainly will have 3g. The product is being introduced first in the US then other markets to follow (Marketing 101).
As far as ipods go, I am tempted to buy a shuffle for long plane rides but that's it. I like the new San Disk player best.
Btw, I use Macs and pc's at home and work and I prefer the Mac.