I have had my iPhone for just over 12 months now. I know because when the volume button fell off I rang up to get it replaced and I was a week too late… oops…
This really is one impressive little tool and I thought I’d highlight what I like about it as well as what I don’t
Diversity – I use mine for everything from email, to personal finances, to playing scrabble
Wifi/Net – Great to be able to have access almost anywhere anytime
Screen – great size and visibility
Synching – I synch with Outlook, Google Calendar and Dropbox and it does a great job
App Store – there is such a diverse range of apps for almost every imaginable need. (I just downloaded a ‘Vehicle Log’ app for recording my business kms for tax purposes).
Camera – the quality is crappy
Itunes – I don’t think its very simple to use
The Case – my case has cracks and crazing all thru it. I don’t think it will be a problem getting another 12 months out of it, but it doesn’t look good – and that’s with a full case over it for the whole time
Battery life – it’d be great to have about 3 times the battery life…
My Most Used Apps
– a blog newsreader. I read most of my feeds on the phone now
Notes – I use this nearly everyday and it syncs with Outlook. I usually write ideas or do quotes with it.
Maps – I use it nearly every day to find customers homes. It was great when we were travelling as the GPS was sometimes out of date.
Coastalwatch – surf reports, with video and still images. Great for daydreaming…
Facebook – works well and saves me booting up the laptop
CashTrails – we are currently tracking our spending and income. This is a brilliant little tool for that.
Pocket Weather – great weather reports with rain radar and synoptic charts
AutoStitch – good tool for creating panoramic photos
Around me – this has been a life saver at time. Where is the nearest Bunnings?… Ask the phone…
IceTV – a local TV guide on my phone so I don’t need to get Saturday’s paper now
GPS Sport – great for tracking where you have been. When I delivery retic flyers it shows me where I have been and how far I have walked. I’m sure its much more use to bushwalkers. You can use it to chart where you parked your car if you are worried you might get lost!
Scrabble – fun on the ‘normal’ setting, but I always get my butt kicked when I try to play against the phone on ‘hard’ setting.
Dropbox – a great way to synch hard drive with phone for essential items
Its a pretty damn sophisticated little piece of equipment and if you are willing to take the time to learn how it works it can be very very useful. i just hope I don’t ever lose it now!
I have been known to make the odd phone call on it too…)
I’m a week into using my new iPhone, having flipped over when my Crackberry died. Enjoying the ride so far.
I’ve been thinking about a move that way. What’s your average monthly spend? are you on a plan? which telco?
With Virgin on the 79.00 plan – 1 gig of internet for $5.00/mth is great value