In the latest volume, “Requiem for an Assassin”, of Barry Eisler’s continuing series following the expert assassin John Rain, the Apple iPhone (and AT&T) gets serious product placement and extensive use one month a few days before its actual release day. The book was released, according to Amazon.com, on May 22, 2007, and the present advertised release date for the iPhone is June 29, 2007. Mr. Eisler seems quite versed in the usage of the the iPhone, which of course makes the writer wonder if he has been playing with a beta?
Whatever, the book is a tremendous read. But a word of warning: read all the books in sequence or you miss out on a great backstory.