I’ve had an iphone 3G for the past 2 years or so, and I was quick to get one of the new iphone4 models when they came out at the end of June 2010. I do have to say that the step up in quality from V3 to V4 is pretty stunning. Especially the screen resolution and the addition of a video camera & half decent stills camera
Now this is not to say that the iPhone is the only Smartphone worth considering, I hear that the Droids are very good but I’m just relating my experiences. It’s my blog after all!
I’ve had a mobile phone since the early 90s; my first one was a brick and I only got it through work because I was an IT network manager for multiple sites within Belfast. It was a very cool piece of kit to have though. Over the years the phones have become smaller and lighter and the features have increased, I really only ever used them for phone calls, SMS and the occasional photo despite the awful quality. All the other features were really wasted on me.
Travelling long distances a couple of times a year My kit included a palm pilot type device which was really very useful but chunky enough and because it couldn’t make calls plus the phone, I also had an ipod, a laptop, video camera and still camera so that’s 6 devices, 6 chargers, cases, lens caps, headphones…. I had a kind of a smart phone before the iPhone was released but it never really was accessible although it did introduce me to synced calendars!
It was only when I got the iphone that I found a solution that worked to provide me with most of these things in one package and a package that makes travelling less arduous than it might otherwise have been. The iPhone 4 with the video camera gives me all the things I needed to be as functional as before although some further refinements would be nice if I’m allowed to be a spoiled child about it.
In addition to the necessaries, the improvements and the apps available for these machines now are incredible so now it has opened up a whole new world of mobile business-doing which is very convenient and really a timesaver. I even have an app that allows me to control my desktop PC even if Im sitting in Milwaukee or somewhere. Remote working really is very accesible.
What prompted me to write this is simply that I suffered an accident with my iphone last week where it fell off the arm of a chair onto a concrete floor and the screen cracked in many places. Thank goodness for insurance! At that point I realised just how much I relied on my little black brick and how much it has become an integral tool in my day to day dealings.
I have just received my new phone and iTunes is currently restoring my backed up data onto the new hard drive, all looks to be going well and I had most of the 32GB filled up so it’s taking a wee while.
Anyway in recognition of all the good facilities offered by my iphone and the fact that it is my constant companion, I wanted to say ‘I love my iPhone 4′.
Nobody ever said that blog posts had to be interesting.