Great article by Jason Snell at Macworld about the iPhone five years after its initial release. Of his many interesting notes, he makes one point about his initial personal introduction to the iPhone that rings incredibly true for me:
It was all in shocking contrast to my phone at the time, a Palm Treo. I hated it. Every time I went somewhere, I asked myself, “Do I need to bring my phone with me?” If I could avoid it, I wouldn’t bring it along. The iPhone would be the first phone I’ve owned that I wanted to keep in my pocket at all times.
At the time of the iPhone’s release I was in the process of trying to convince my wife that we no longer needed cell phones. I wasn’t interested. I didn’t want to be tethered. I wasn’t fond, in any form, of the phone that I was using. (Unlike Snell, I can’t remember what I was using at the time.) I was never able to convince my wife that we didn’t need phones, so we kept them. But it wasn’t until I started using an iPhone that I felt like Jason states he feels in the paragraph above. It’s the, “first phone I’ve owned the I wanted to keep in my pocket at all times.”
I feel the same way. It’s the first and only phone that I’ve ever been truly happy to carry with me all the time.