I’ve now had my iPhone for two months. More than enough time to get used to it and post some useful reflections…

The iPhone is the most beautiful piece of gadgetry I’ve ever owned. In fact, I’d go further and say it’s the most beautiful piece of gadgetry my family has ever owned (and there have been lots of bits of gadgetry, and now my mum and little sister number 3 have them too)…

It’s interface is typical of Mac stuff – user friendly though slightly idiosyncratic. I like it. The form factor is elegant, my desire not to scratch it is greater than the desire I’ve felt with anything else – so much so that I forked out $17.95 for what’s essentially a rubber sleeve.

The best bit about the iPhone (other than the nice touch interface which plays a significant role in making every thing good) is the applications. And there are bucket loads… actually, having said that I’m reconsidering – wifi is also sensationally useful…

The worst bit is that I don’t get to play with it much at home – because my wife monopolises it.

I think, given that I’m in need of blog fodder for this blog off, that I might reflect on individual categories of applications – utilities, education, games, and miscellaneous – in separate upcoming posts.


Amy says:

You’ll have to get her her own.

I had had mine for 30 minutes (of which 29 was spent in the hands of husband) before Tim decided he had to have one right now no matter what the break fee.

But at least now I get to play with mine all the time.