To get the future right you MUST calibrate the past. You must go back and see what you got right and what you got wrong. It's not always the easiest thing especially when you focus on what we each did wrong or got wrong. 6 years ago this month and several times thereafter I made some very bold statements. Let's see how I did. I may not be right, but I am always "Certain". ;-)
But yesterday I read Eric Borgos's post about his iPhone and how it changed his life. Eric's Life Changed 6 Years Ago and Didn't Even Know it Until Now!
I spent a lot of time writing about the iPhone back in June 2007 and later this in 2009. By 2010 I had the 4th iPhone. Then the iPad that I wrote about Here and Here.. I was told about all the new smartphones that were coming and they were right but it did not matter because the iPhone was just SO much better. And it still is. I grabbed a Galaxy S4 a few weeks ago. Not bad. But not great. Much better than Blackberry's but no match for the iPhone. Don't take my word. just read how it transformed Eric's life and it has transformed mine as well.
I would go out on a limb to say that the iPhone is the smallest most powerful device ever invented. And it's big brother the iPad has transformed almost every business I see. From restaurants to hospitals to schools. To underestimate these devices by anyone is a huge mistake. And btw, make sure you read the comments on those past posts. That will also tell you now only who gets things right, but who gets things wrong as well.
Also, list your favorite apps. Eric gave a great tip yesterday. "My iPhone was not just a cool device for me to use, but a replacement for my entire office. I could do things like scan documents (by taking a photo), sign contracts (using the Hellosign.com app), send faxes (using Hellofax.com)"
I grabbed the app and it is GREAT!!
What are your top apps? Are you up to sharing. I have several hundred. Florida Restaurant Inspections is a great one too. Before you go into a restaurant it tells you the violations the health dept. slapped on them and how many. GREAT app!. I also use "Nexia" to control all my thermostats remotely for my properties. Here is my App Post.
There are many things I prefer doing on my PC. I mean my Mac. I switched to Apple for everything within a year of getting the iphone. I can't go back and I get sick to my stomach when I am forced to. Which by the way, is never. Only when I TEST. Yes, I speak from experience . I still have a PC and I got the Microsoft tablet. LOL!! I mean really? I fire it up for about 15 minutes every other month and just shake my head.
The iPhone is my office in the pocket. I can do anything, anywhere and do it FAST! It is the single most used item I own and the one time it broke cuz I dropped it, I needed detox within 20 minutes. Here is my post about iphone turning 5 years old. In 2009 I stated the Blackberry was dead and it is still dying.
So while Eric went out of his way to tell you not to run out and buy an iphone I am telling you since 2007 that it is in your best interest to at least own one! Like Eric I used the iphone as a back up phone to start. By the end of the first week I was hooked like a junkie!
Have a GREAT Day!