Below, I've clipped some of the reviews from the majors, but if you're too lazy to bother with all that, go to Gizmodo, which has been kind enough to make a review matrix. Boringly, they all agree. In fact, aside from minor quibbles, the biggest gripe is about the AT&T service, not the phone itself. The New York Times' David Pogue: "As it turns out, much of the hype and some of the criticisms are justified. The iPhone is revolutionary; it's flawed. It's substance; it's style. It does things no phone has ever done before; it lacks features found even on the most basic phones."
Here's one not-so-minor problem with something that's supposed to be a phone: "Making a call, though, can take as many as six steps: wake the phone, unlock its buttons, summon the Home screen, open the Phone program, view the Recent Calls or speed-dial list, and select a name." That'll come in handy in an emergency!
The Wall Street Journal's Walter Mossberger says much the same thing: "Our verdict is that, despite some flaws and feature omissions, the iPhone is, on balance, a beautiful and breakthrough handheld computer. Its software, especially, sets a new bar for the smart-phone industry, and its clever finger-touch interface, which dispenses with a stylus and most buttons, works well, though it sometimes adds steps to common functions."
Edward Baig of USA Today? Same verdict: "The mania over Apple's iPhone launch has created stratospheric expectations that are near impossible to live up to. Yet with a few exceptions, this expensive, glitzy wunderkind is indeed worth lusting after."
Steve Levy over at Newsweek, it pains me to say, agreed with the others: "One of the most hyped consumer products ever comes pretty close to justifying the bombast."