Snippet: Justin Blanton on the iPhone’s Tenth Anniversary ☇

Shared on January 14, 2017

Justin Blanton, who is using an iPhone 7 as his primary computer reflects on the iPhone’s tenth anniversary:

I used nearly every iteration of the various mobile operating systems that existed from 1998 to 2007, including Series 60, Symbian, PalmOS, Windows CE, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry OS, etc., and for a while I really missed playing with and testing them as they added this or that feature.

But gradually that changed as the mobile OS world fractured wildly and then eventually consolidated into just two real players, and the iPhone’s indispensability in my life continued to grow with each new release. The tradeoff has been more than worth it — I love the iPhone and can’t imagine my life without it.

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