By Stephanie Ciccarelli
July 13, 2008
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Friday was a day like any other unless you are one of the people who courageously left your home to get an Apple iPhone.
Well, you could say that's somewhat of an understatement to put it frankly. More than just iPhone fanatics were affected.
The iPhone was everywhere, on television, radio ads, in the newspapers, magazines, podcasts, live streaming shows (thank you Leo Laporte for your 24 hour coverage of iPhone madness!), Twitter tweets, social networking site statuses, and on the lips of people in shopping centers from New Zealand to Canada.
It all started years ago with the hope that Apple would one day make a cellular phone. You could feel the anticipation as Steve Jobs (CEO and founder of Apple with Steve Wozniak) repeated "It's a phone, an iPod and a browser" during Macworld 2007 in San Francisco, heralding the future arrival of the iPhone, releasing it on the market on June 29th of last year.
It was worth the wait and using it is as easy as using my MacBook Pro. The experience is beyond what I ever expected and the 3G is really something else. Imagine having Internet wherever you are whenever you want... It's amazing!
I was updating my Facebook status on Saturday from a party and sent my first message using the web browser.
We've also become fans of some of the applications, Jirbo is fun if you've found that one.
Aside from the web functionality and accessibility, another neat aspect about the iPhone is that you can record your voice using it, at least for personal purposes.
Another feature I love is how you can turn the iPhone on its side to make the web browser enlarge the screen. Also, the actual phone feature is great and easy to use. Taking pictures is fun and the pictures come out very clearly.
It's an astounding piece of technology that will change lives, undoubtedly, for the better.
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