There are so many good looking iPhone apps out there but I don’t want to take the risk and waste money. Apple should make it a standard feature that all apps have a free trial. I’m sure they are worried of hackers of busting the trial but I believe it would help sell more. Until this is done, the smart app developers are creating a free version and a premium one.
When the 1st iPhone came out, there was some elitism associated with owning one. Just because someone was more privileged to be able to afford one, they had a distinct technological advantage over the next guy. While standing in line this morning from 8:45am to 11:00am, I was able to chat with people of all backgrounds and ages eager for the latest iPhone.
She wasn’t technical at all and had a lot of basic questions about the phone. Her biggest dilemma was should she get an 8gig or 16gig? With her primary use going to be medical ebooks and the Netter’s Anatomy application, I suggested she go with the 8gig.
This 15 year old kid knew his stuff. He had an old Samsung phone that was obviously a hand-me-down from his parents while his mother was sporting a 1st generation iPhone. His primary interest was games. We had a conversation about jailbreaking and using the internet to cheat in school.
She was actually the mother of the 15 year old and was holding off on getting a 2nd gen iPhone because she was happy with her 1st gen. What made her decide not to get a 3G iPhone was the 2.0 software that she recently installed (her son probabaly did it). Surfing the internet faster wasn’t a biggie on her list, nor did she care about GPS.
The 50′s Man
This father of 2 teens was suprising his kids and wanted to show them how “cool” he was. He came from an old school cobalt programming background and let the technology pass him up. This was his way of getting back in the game.
This woman will about a dozen tattoos worked for an art house needed to get the new iPhone because the agency she worked for was developing an app. As much as she hated confirming t the masses, she couln’t deny the fact that 1) It’s functional and 2) It looks good.
He didn’t know much about the technology. His friend was with him so he can help pick the right one and set it up. He honestly said he’s getting it because it looks cool.
I’ll admit that it did feel good to have a phone that not that many people had but now I want everyone to have it. Why? It helps connect people and creates new business opportunities for the innovative.