Yesterday, I upgraded to the new iPhone. Just a few hours in, I’m totally in love with this thing. Here a few (random) thoughts:
I love the new form factor. It’s tall, thin, and black… just like me.
Having a fifth row of apps on your homescreen is a major change. It took a while to cognitively develop a system of 20 apps on my iPhone 4 that I used multiple times/day. I feel like I have to restart that process. For now, I’ve left this fifth row blank.
Maps suck. (Will write a separate post on this later.)
iCloud, Facebook contacts, and Brewster make switching phones ridiculously easy.
Between LTE, the A6 processor, and Siri, everything just feels remarkably fast. This lowers the barrier to get things done. I’ve already found myself using my device to get more complicated tasks finished.
I could never go back to my iPhone 4. As much as we all hate the “walled garden” approach of Apple, this is one hell of a device.
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