50 Reasons I Love My iPhone

  1. When I tell Siri I love her, she tells me “You are the wind beneath my wings.”
  2. The battery life is a champ.  I don’t need to charge it all day long like I did with my Android.
  3. I can move and delete my apps effortlessly.
  4. The camera is incredible.
  5. There’s an app for that. It’s actually true.
  6. I FINALLY have access to the “iPhone only” apps.
  7. I can group my apps into categories (love this about Apple).
  8. Find my iPhone. Need I say more?
  9. It is simple connecting to wifi.
  10. The GPS is 1000x better than my old Android GPS.
  11. When I type in a contact’s name, it pops up immediately (definitely did not have that on my last phone – the delay was very long).
  12. iMessage is AWESOME.  Such an easy way to talk to other iPhone users.
  13. Auto correct is REALLY good (it even knows to capitalize the “S” in HubSpot).
  14. Pocket MBTA – it actually tells me exactly how long it will take until the next bus arrives.
  15. It’s white. I’m a sucker for white phones.
  16. It syncs with my iPad and Mac. Thank you Apple; thank you iCloud.
  17. Privacy. Every time I have to open the App Store, it asks for my password. I like that I am the only one who will be able to download apps.
  18. The QR code scanner works.
  19. All it takes to clear my apps is double clicking the home button and deleting the apps currently running.
  20. All it takes to mute my phone is clicking a button. Literally one button.
  21. You can record much longer videos.
  22. All the Apple cords are the same to charge my devices.
  23. Getting the iPhone makes me look like this: 
  24. I get to have a Timeline that looks like this: 
  25. Facetime. I absolutely love Facetime.
  26. I have a camera on both sides.
  27. My apps don’t have to “force close” constantly.
  28. Downloading more apps doesn’t make it slower.
  29. If something happens to my phone, Apple Care will give me a new phone for $49.
  30. Posting pictures right to Twitter ACTUALLY works.  (Note the pattern of things ACTUALLY working on the iPhone)
  31. The phone automatically shows my updates.
  32. Siri recognizes my location and will tell me places that are nearby.
  33. Siri knows me by name.
  34. The notifications for Twitter come immediately.
  35. Streaming videos on YouTube is quick and easy.
  36. Flixster will find movies near me by location.
  37. I will get Foursquare updates before the Android and Blackberry users.
  38. My phone’s apps are sleek and organized.
  39. The games I paid for on the iPad are now on my iPhone.
  40. I’m finally part of the cool kids club (by having an iPhone).
  41. Deleting emails takes a second and does not have any delay.
  42. I can put as many accounts as I want in my apps.
  43. Siri can easily bring up my schedule for each day.
  44. I can simply tell Siri to text someone, give her the message and it sends.
  45. Running one app doesn’t kill my battery.
  46. I have many choices for accessories and apps.
  47. When I have notifications and my screen is locked, I can swipe the app icon across the screen to immediately go to that app.
  48. I have a pull down on the phone of all my notifications.
  49. When I pay for an app, it is worth the money.
  50. Did I mention I’m REALLY excited about having an iPhone?
What’s your favorite part?  Have any unboxing videos to share?

The Power of Apple

A world dominated by Apple products has come before us.  From Mac computers to iPhones to iPods, everywhere you turn someone is using an Apple product.  Whether in the classroom or on the streets, Apple products have become an integral part of every person’s life.  Every person will at some point be affected by the overwhelming influence of Apple on your everyday life.  Even Steve Jobs will find his way in your heart and your home (whether through media interest in him or his products).

AT&T’s move to sell iPhones may have been the smartest decision the company could possibly make.  Not only did revenues skyrocket, but the brand name of AT&T became more common.  Customers switched to their services just so they could have a part of this iPhone fetish.  Verizon may make this smart strategic move as well in the next year (http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2009/04/27/daily5.html?surround=etf).  However, the potential of Apple is phenomenal.

Their techniques to promote the company are unlimited.  From the advertisement shown above in the New York Times showing the iPhone’s infinite tools to YouTube videos such as,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxtyxCAxGNE&feature=related, Apple takes every opportunity to demonstrate its capabilities.  Its partnerships with other phone companies are a very smart strategic move to ensure the success and increased publicity within the telecommunications industry.  Additionally, with new and improved iPhones coming out periodically, Apple secures the attention of all its major shareholders.

So what can we learn from Apple?  We cannot create its products.  We cannot compete with its popularity.  What we can benefit from is its impressive techniques to advertise and promote its products, despite its exceedingly high cost, across the country.