Apple Apostle – Applostle, If You’re Nasty

R got me an iPhone last week for our second anniversary.

Holy crap.

I should have listened to Dan during all those podcast debates; this thing, on which I am writing this WordPress blog, is F-ING awesome. Seriously. It’s even smart enough to correct for my sausage fingers, which was always my main argument for sticking to Blackberry devices.

Dan was right. Now that I have one, I see how superior it is to any other phone in the world. Not that Blackberry and Android-based phones are horrible… It’s just that this thing is near-perfect.

Why near-perfect? Battery life & lack of a caps lock option come to mind. And I accidentally hit the backspace key way too often because of its proximity to the m key – did so twice just trying to type proximity. I think they should have kept it well away from ALL of the Wheel of Fortune letters (r s t l n e and n’s neighbor m). And what the hell is up with no Spell Check? And no custom dictionary!?! That tastes like Communism.

Small grapes though. In almost all ways, I frikkin’ love this thing for all the myriad reasons you could love a “phone”. And so far I don’t honestly have any gripes with AT&T’s service (aside from the exorbitant cost). Hasn’t dropped any of my calls, and in the places where I want it, the 3G is available. (To save battery, I turn this off a lot, which I wish didn’t take 4 gestures from the home screen to do-simple shortcut code in the next update to the OS would be welcome.)

So now I walk around with access to pretty much every piece of digital media I own, the ability to create content with various apps like WordPress, and can get to new material/media – all in a sleek & consistent format. Blackberry’s formats look simply gross by comparison, mainly due to their more universal/open approach, which is both virtuous & unambitious. There are lots of reasons to stay open & unlocked, but developers are still making far more iPhone apps than are showing up in Blackberry’s app world. In reality, the sex appeal of iPhone apps simply outweighs the ability to code in whatever open languages RIM enables.

It’s official. I’m an Apple apostle. An Applostle, if you’re nasty.

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2 Responses to “Apple Apostle – Applostle, If You’re Nasty”

  1. Emily says:

    When people ask me about my iPhone I tell them it has given me the single greatest quality of life increase that an object has ever done, ever in my life.

    Also, this is 15-year-old Emily’s dream — I have a tiny device in my pocket that lets me IM my friends and watch tv and keep track of notes and tell me how to get where I’m going and it alerts me when I have somewhere I’m supposed to be.

    We live in the future, B. For real.

    (PS: If you have trouble with it not understanding a ducking word you’re saying, go to Safari and search for the words you want to add to the dictionary. I’ve heard that works.)

  2. Brian says:

    I can see that. I’ve only had it a week & am already more productive. And it’s helped me get another acting gig & turn down invitations to a couple lame gigs. :) Where’s your website at these days? Would love to stalk your creativity.

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