What did Variety say?
The iPhone reviews are in.
The iPhone Matches Most of Its Hype.
Our verdict is that, despite some flaws and feature omissions, the iPhone is, on balance, a beautiful and breakthrough handheld computer.
And there it is: one of the most hyped consumer products ever comes pretty close to justifying the bombast.
Apple's iPhone isn't perfect, but it's worthy of the hype.
While it doesn't kill people (despite what you might have heard), the Apple iPhone should be an integral part of any strategic urban assault plan.
OK, the Macalope made up that last one.