If a reporter turned up to my door for an interview with an iPhone I'd think that he was not taking me seriously and was mocking me.
Can you imagine the reaction some serious political figure or a scientist or whatever would have when the reporter whips out his phone or whatever and snaps a quickie?
Obviously you haven't seen Ironman 3 yet.
Yes, the quality of so much continues to deteriorate, from mp3s to iphone photos. And even online news sites seem more and more intent on pushing some iphone video instead of actually writing a news article. Personally, I hate having to get my news from vide. Rarely am I looking for an online crappy video--I want an article and a relevant photo. But I guess I'm part of a dying breed...