People who know me well are quick to ask these days how many days until I get my iPhone and the sad thing is, I can tell them exactly. I’m X-ing the days off in my calendar until September 9th when I trade my mediocre Sprint service and crap Samsung phone for (some would say) crap AT&T phone service and the most excellent, life-changing iPhone. I exaggerate only a little.
There are a million and one reasons why I’m looking forward to having an iPhone, not the least of which is an improved ability to take and send photographs, especially posting them to my blog. Currently, to send photos to my blog, I email them from my phone, dump them from there onto my computer and into iPhoto to crop them, all as a way to avoid the strange bars and white space Sprint puts on the photos if I post them directly. Talk about a 5-step pain in the arse and all for photos that have the resolution of a watermark. The new iPhone has 3-megapixels, the same number as my first digital camera. I’ll be very happy with it.
Plus, with the iPhone I’ll be able to blog on the go, though TypePad’s iPhone app annoyingly crops photos into a square. (Anyone know if there’s a way around that?) And finally, I’ll enter the 21st-century with email I can not only read, but actually respond to from my phone. (I refuse to type messages out on my current pathetic phone’s keypad.)
I’ll be able to keep handy lists, reminders, and recipes (great for shopping); read articles and webpages on a screen that’s loads bigger than my current thumb-sized screen; have my music with me all the time; video handy for whenever; the internet in a much easier-to-access format; and the ability to Twitter my life ad nauseam. Brilliant.