Melinda Gates admits to having iPhone envy

In a recent interview with Vogue, Melinda Gates says that the Gates children aren't allowed to have iPods or iPhones--but she "acknowledges the inevitable lure of the forbidden fruit."

"Every now and then, I look at my friends and say, 'Ooh, I wouldn't mind having that iPhone.'"
--Melinda Gates

A few tech blogs on Monday morning are highlighting some choice quotes from a Melinda Gates interview that appears in the most recent issue of Vogue.

According to the Vogue piece, Bill and Melinda Gates, in addition to making their home a no-iPhone/iPod zone, have forbidden their three children from using the devices (no word on rules for other Apple products).

The article's mainly about the Gates Foundation and how it's trying to solve "hunger in the world." We certainly appreciate that, but we'll stick with the inane superficial stuff here, thank you very much.

LG's LG-GM730 may be Melinda Gates' best option as an iPhone substitute. LG

"There are very few things that are on the banned list in our household," Gates tells Vogue. "But iPods and iPhones are two things we don't get for our kids." The article goes on to add that "Gates acknowledges the inevitable lure of forbidden fruit." The Microsoft founder's wife also is quoted as saying, "Every now and then, I look at my friends and say, 'Ooh, I wouldn't mind having that iPhone.'"

Of course, if we were doing the interview, the obvious next question would be, "Just what cell phones do you and Bill use?"

With a big alliance in place with LG for Windows Mobile phones, I'm betting that they go with something like LG's upcoming LG-GM730. It certainly looks like an iPhone. On the outside, anyway.

Anybody else want to guess?

 

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