The iPhone really has a way of changing your day. Zealous over-statement you say? Let's explore it.
First, let's take a look at a typical day in the life of an iPhone owner:
- I use the iPhone as an alarm clock and wake up to whatever sounds I want to hear. I currently wake up to "Tonight, tonight, tonight" by Genesis, but you can use whatever song or sound clip you'd like to hear.
- After turning off the alarm but still in bed, I check on my websites and read the overnight email.
- I connect it to my Altec Lansing iM600 and listen to Pandora radio or a podcast while shaving.
- I plug it into my car stereo and listen to Pandora radio again while driving to a doctor's appointment.
- I surf the web while waiting to see the doctor. Finding an interesting story, I forward the link in an email to a friend.
- I listen to podcasts on the drive to work.
- During the work day I visit any website I want without having to go through Websense.
- I write miscellaneous "to do" notes throughout the day.
- Listen to Pandora or use it as an iPod if I'm going to be at my desk for a while.
- I'll read online news or play a video game if I'm going to be in the crapper for a few minutes.
- During the day I also receive "push" notifications from all of my email accounts.
- I watch a YouTube video during a break.
- I irritate other people with a variety of annoying ringtones. :)
- Gasp -- I listen to several YouTube music videos on the drive home (okay, okay, the traffic was light last night).
- I use it as a timer during nightly meditation.
- I use it as a flashlight while walking around the house in the dark.
That's a pretty reasonable, pretty typical day with an iPhone -- and I don't even use any SMS (text messaging) features.
By contrast, here's what a typical day with my previous phone was like:
- If it rang and I could find it I'd usually answer it.
- If I needed to make a call I'd see if I could find it.
Big difference? I'll let you make that call.