The iPhone changed my life before I even had one. I only recently went to buy an iPhone and it has continued to change my life even more. The iPhone is an amazing piece of technology which is drastically changing the way the world functions. Not only does it bring people together, but it is a direct connection to a vast store of knowledge with a direct connection to the internet and downloadable applications for any interest.
When the iPhone first arrived on the market, a friend of mine bought his first iPhone. After showing me a few applications on the phone, I was hooked and knew I would eventually have to buy one. The first application I saw actually scared me and had a detrimental effect for my view of the local community. The Sex Offenders App listed all the registered sex offenders within so many miles of the programmed location. When we put in my address, there were three offenders within two blocks of my house. I double checked with the official online version of the list and verified the information. It was a little unsettling to see sex offenders living so close to me when I live less than a block from the elementary school with my little girl.
The apps on the iPhone are really just amazing. Since I received my new phone I have barely been able to put it down. There are many applications which are pointless, but fun, like the Zippo Lighter or the Light Saber. There are also many applications which are very useful like a ruler, a level, an alarm clock, books, and many games for children. My little girl now has something to watch or play every time we go out to eat or have to wait somewhere. It can really make an evening a lot more enjoyable.
I have also found the Facetime feature to be very useful. My father and myself rarely see each other. Now that we both have the iPhone 4, we can see each other every time we talk on the phone. It has helped to bring us closer together and makes a conversation much more enjoyable when it feels like they are in the same room.
So, all in all, the iPhone has drastically changed my life. It has put some of the world’s greatest technology at the tips of my fingers. I can only imagine where the iPhone will take me next.