The biggest difference between the iPhone and previous mobile devices I’ve owned—Palm Treo, Dell Axim, Palm V, various Sony Ericsson and Nokia cellphones—is the sheer amount of time I spend using it: At least a few hours a day, Monday through Sunday.
How about games, Dan?
My iPhone has also effectively killed my Nintendo Wii. I’d never been much of a gamer until the iPhone, which allows me to play inexpensive casual games—with good graphics—anywhere, without carrying a separate gaming device around.
Dan, are you reading more or less these days?
And I’m reading more! Thanks to Amazon’s Kindle app, which has allowed me to read two long books in my rare spare time, something I would not have been able to do otherwise, and Instapaper Pro, an app that lets me save blog posts and magazine articles from my computer’s Web browser to read later on my iPhone.
Any negative issues to report?
Because there’s always a distraction a tap away, I find myself, er, distracted more often. That’s led to more than a few stern talking-tos from friends, companions, and parents, wondering why I can’t go an hour without doing something on the iPhone… at the dinner table, a bar, a baseball game, or even on vacation.
It’s interesting to note that both Henry and Dan are experienced techno pundits writing for Silicon Valley Insider.