I hit this article today and while it wasn’t released in Australia until the 2nd generation iPhone 3G today marks 10 years of iPhone goodness.
10 years ago I was rocking a Windows desktop and a Windows Mobile-based “smartphone”. Being a bit of a tech junky I had had PDA’s and loved my phone but was crying out for affordable data (5mb was about the standard data in those days). I was transferring video and audio to my phone to watch/listen to during the daily commute via SD card.
One of the things that iPhone brought to the market was affordable and useful amounts of data. All of a sudden being able to look at web pages on the run was possible! Sure other makers quickly came along as well and maybe they were just riding the wave with everyone else, but my memory says it was Apple and the iPhone that made it all possible.
The cameras have seen a consistent evolution to a point where we rarely use the ‘real’ camera (although every time we do we realise how much better it can be!). The old adage that the best camera you have is the one with you holds very true for the iPhone that’s always in your pocket, and with modern devices, it’s pretty bloody amazing.
I went on to own every model up to the iPhone 6 Plus (which I’m still using while hanging out for the next gen tlater this year). I’ve seriously considered Android or Windows Mobile a number of times given my real world use, but every time I essentially end up with the same conclusion and stick with iPhone.
My favourite iPhone I’ve owned has to be the iPhone 6 Plus. I love the big screen, the speed, and the battery life was awesome when it was new… although it’s feeling a big sluggish almost three years on.
So how do you remember the iPhone?
Which is your favourite?
Any plans to try the other side?