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July 21st, 2009

So it’s been a week since my beloved iPhone arrived and I can’t help but wonder what I ever did without it. I haven’t been on my computer as much since I can do my surfing and keeping in touch on the phone. It’s so nice when we’re out to be able to look something up right away than try to remember when I get home. In general I just feel more productive with the iPhone.

The first thing I did when it arrived was take a picture of the box and then the contents inside (once I removed the phone). Then I plugged the phone into the wall to charge and “went back to work” as I was working at home and it was delivered about an hour and a half before my shift was over, right at the end of my lunch hour. :(

When I talked to Joe and he asked what I had done with his new phone (just a regular flip phone since he has a Blackberry through work), I sheepishly admitted it was still in the box. “You’re just concerned with your own phone”, he remarked. Of course! But I did then take out his phone and plug it in to charge after our talk. We also had to call AT&T later on that evening to get his old number ported over since they had assigned a new one to his phone.

The rest of that evening was spent customizing my phone with apps I had already downloaded, as well as syncing my contacts and e-mail. Poor Joe was neglected to the point that he even had to make dinner! But he understood how excited I was so he didn’t get mad at me.

The next day at work my fellow iPhone owners were excited to hear that my phone had finally arrived. One asked me “do you LOVE it?” When I replied yes, he asked, “even more than your husband”? I replied, “Not quite, but it’s a close second”, to which he replied, “Give it time. It will be #1”. LOL! He confessed that he sleeps with his iPhone next to him. I can’t blame him – it’s the coolest phone ever.

I guess right now you can call me obsessed. I’m sure eventually some of the novelty will wear off but for the time being I’m enjoying myself immensely. I’m subscribed through my feed reader to a bunch of iPhone related sites and constantly bookmarking apps I might want to download but am too cheap to pay for, hoping they will be discounted down the line. I did buy two apps so far – one that estimates battery power left for certain tasks and one that tracks um, female stuff, but there are others on my wish list. We went to Coinstar the other day to cash in some change and I got an iTunes code worth $25; we’ll see how long that lasts.

I’ve got 61 apps total and haven’t decided which ones I like the most yet other than the no-brainers like Twitterfon and Facebook. I’m trying to decide on a To Do app as well as a Grocery one. There are so many it’s really hard to choose and I’m loathe to pay for one that might not do everything I want.

What are your favorite iPhone apps? Please share them in the comments.

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  1. July 21st, 2009 at 23:57 | #1

    I’m a minimalist when it comes to the iPhone. I have had it for one month & one day (no, I wasn’t exactly counting, but I’m waiting for my bill from Verizon since I left then before the end of my contract, and I looked at the calendar today to see how long it’s been), and I have only downloaded a handful of apps. My #1 most used is TwitterFon (I use it so much I forget it’s an app and just feel like it is part of the phone), followed by Facebook, but I’m also highly addicted to Flight Control, and played Sally’s Spa non-stop for an entire weekend, but haven’t touched it since then.

  2. July 29th, 2009 at 13:25 | #2

    Well, I just have iPhone envy. How do you find the actual PHONE function, battery life, and heating up issue? Those are complaints I hear. I would still like to see one in my future though. Glad you’re enjoying it!

  3. July 31st, 2009 at 21:25 | #3

    Jodi – Sorry for my late response … I didn’t get an email that you had posted a comment like I usually do.

    I really don’t have any complaints thus far and I use my phone in the morning, during lunch, and for hours after work.

    I have to recharge every day but considering how much I’m using it, I don’t know if this is completely unexpected. This is my first foray into the world of smartphones and never really used my old phone but to check in with my husband so that battery lasted about 3 days at a time. Considering how much more time I spend using the iPhone and what I’m using it for, I think it’s reasonable to have to charge it daily. It’s usually still at 40% capacity too so it’s not like I’m depleting the battery entirely. I haven’t run into any issues with it feeling too hot or anything either.

    Functionally I haven’t had any issues either. I’ve had one app quit when I selected an option, but I went back in it and then it functioned fine.

    I really think if you got an iPhone you wouldn’t regret it one bit. For as much as you’re out and about it would be very handy for you.

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