Yeah, yeah, I know I’m an Apple hater (although I do have a Nano, so I lose a little bit of cred right there… come on Microsoft, give me a Zune!). But I started thinking the other day, and decided it was a good enough thought for a post. The iPhone is no longer the game changer it once was, and here’s why I say that…
AT&T – Almost everyone I know that has an iPhone and is using AT&T complains about dropped calls. Angry Julie has mentioned it to me, my friend Danielle, I could go on and on. If people want an iPhone they have to (unless they hack it) use AT&T. People put up with it before, because the iPhone was so revolutionary, now there are so many choices (and BETTER choices I think) that people don’t need to deal with it anymore, and are leaving AT&T and their iPhones behind.
Other Choices – the iPhone is no longer THE phone to have. There are so many choices now, Android, Blackberry, Google, my personal favorite Palm Pre, etc. There are other phones out there that have amazing features! Palm’s multitasking is essential for what I need in a phone. Some people want/need a physical keyboard. iPhone isn’t the end all be all in phones anymore, and I couldn’t be happier about it. The iPhone’s form factor NEVER appealed to me.
In the wonderful world of blogs and social media I live in, I still see iPhones in almost everyone’s hands. I’m predicting a shift in that. There are so many quality choices around, and the iPhone is shooting itself in the foot by being tied to AT&T. So enjoy your last few moments of glory iPhone, cause you are about to be obsolete!
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Sarah Kimmel is a digital parenting coach and family tech expert. She has spent the last 16 years of her career as a Microsoft Certified IT Manager supporting over 100 small businesses. During that time she started Family Tech LLC to help families understand and manage the technology in their home. She has regularly appeared as a family tech expert on KSL News, BYUtv and Studio 5, and has been invited all over the world from tech companies like Lenovo, Verizon, Microsoft, Dell, and Samsung. Find out more on her website SarahKimmel.com