What a pleasant surprise when my newest iPhone arrived a day
early. The FedEx guy said his truck was loaded up with them. No surprise here.
In late June of 2007 my life changed. 3 years later my
lifestyle has been revolutionized.
June 2007 was the release of the original iPhone. I paid $100 for
somebody to stand in line for me that day. The greatest single device ever IMHO has been at my side ever
since. I have gotten each improved release and getting it early was a really
The iPhone led me to the store. The store was the most
electric place I have ever been to in a mall. It is that way every time I pass
and everyone I know says the same thing. That led me to the MacBook Pro which I
have nothing bad to say about. Which led me to all the other goodies they make.
Of course I can talk about the iPad all day. It will change how we work and
play and do things. Yeah I know, you don’t agree. But that is okay, you say the
same thing about the iPhone. 50 million units later and with more billions of apps
downloaded than McDonalds sells hamburgers. Plus I am not an anomaly. So many folks I know have taken the same path and become
Apple customers all because of the iPhone.
The point is that a company that was on the canvas is now on
top of the world and they did it by being the best in every thing they do. You
have to admire, respect and enjoy a company like that and Apple lost many
battles, but now it is clear to those that can see that they have the tools and
the products to win the war.
So just days after getting my new iPads, I get my new iPhone
which is a huge upgrade. HUGE! Another game changer. All others are playing catch up
to the last version and then Apple leaps another year or more in front of them.
It matters not that 50 other guys will have it someday. It matter that they are
ahead in the market. Maybe 50 or 100 million units ahead. It comes with a cost.
It hurts Verizon and Sprint and TMobile. Sure, everyone hates AT&T and they all say they will wait
until Verizon has it. Meanwhile you have lost 3, 4 or 5 years of added
productivity and something extra that I have no word for but maybe another iPhone
user can help put it in words. It is a lifestyle changer. Thanks Apple for
being such a great cutting edge company and improving how I live my day to day
Have a GREAT Day!