Now that I’ve proven that I can write about other things besides the iPhone, I feel I have earned the right to gush about the iPhone. Compulsive, I know. Just humor me so I can hopefully get it out of my system.
Top 5 favorite features on the iPhone 3G
5. Porting pictures and contacts over from my PC.
Getting a new phone usually involve the extremely tedious process of transferring phone numbers. Killing an hour with phone button pushing sucks. With the iPhone, I imported all of my phone numbers from Outlook in less than five minutes. This also makes it very easy to maintain.
4. QWERTY keyboard
Typing or texting using a number-pad sucks; full keyboards are the way to go.
3. Google Maps
Having a built in GPS is awesome, but a GPS that uses Google Maps is the best.1
2. Video iPod
I’ve had the same old-ass 3rd generation iPod for a number of years now, so I’ve never really experienced all of the advances that the iPod has made. It’s kick-ass. Of course I now enjoy being able to watch my favorite videos with Dwight and Stanley
1. Third-party applications
By far the coolest thing about the iPhone is that the developers opened up the creative process. Much like video games, Apple created the iPhone as a system and left most of the extras to other. While the iPhone comes with some basic programs, most of the cool ones are available for download from third-parties.
This gives all the nerds and would-be entrepreneurs of the world a chance to come up with come crazy-cool stuff. I’ve already downloaded applications that turn the iPod into a flashlight, a pedometer, a pair of dice, a koi pong, and even a lightsaber. And I have applications that allow one-touch access to Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, and Wikipedia. There are many more applications to download, which should keep me in love with my iPhone for quite a long time.