I’ve owned an iPhone since 2007. It’s become one of the most important tools I possess. I use it for everything. Well, not everything. But close. Like a lot of executives, when the iPhone debuted I used a BlackBerry. At the time, it was the perfect tool for email, contacts, my calendar, and limited Web […]
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Is the iPhone 4s worth the upgrade. I bought one on Saturday. After using it for 24 hours, here is my perspective.
I have now had my iPad for a little more than a week. I have been using it daily. In fact, last week, I took it on a two-day business trip without my laptop. Since I was on a blogging hiatus, I didn’t think I would need my usual heavy-duty blogging tools. I made it, but not without some adjustment to my workflow.
My conclusion thus far is that the iPad is an elegant solution in search of a problem.
I have had an iPhone now for a couple of years. This is one gadget I have not grown tired of. I still love it. It is really an engineering marvel. The problem is that if you aren’t careful, the number of apps on your phone can become unwieldily. In fact, this is my only real complaint with the iPhone right now. Apple needs to develop a better way to keep my apps organized.
In my experience, the problem with voice mail is two-fold: (1) it’s more difficult to retrieve a message as compared to the alternatives and (2) it’s more difficult to integrate into my workflow. I hate to listen to a rambling voice mail message. People can ramble via email, too, but email is easier to scan and determine what the sender wants.
The new iPhone 3G launches next week. July 11 to be exact. You’ve seen the ads. You’ve read the hype. Now let’s be honest. You’ve already made the decision to buy an iPhone 3G. You fell in love the first time you saw it. Now, you just need to justify the decision and bring your brain along for the ride.
As I pointed out in my post last week, The How of WOW, creating WOW experiences is all about exceeding the customer’s current expectations. A year ago—before the first iPhone was announced—today’s announcement would have blown people’s socks off. But unfortunately, yesterday’s WOW experience is today’s expectation. For Jobs to have WOWed people today, he needed to exceed their current expectations. In my opinion, he didn’t do that. As a result, not-WOW.
I bought my iPhone almost exactly a month ago. I thought I’d give a little report on what I like and don’t like. I’ll start with the positive.