Apparently, The iPhone Only Needs Two Features

The iPhone is an amazing device. But what amazes me most about it is that whenever I show it to someone, I never get to the best features on the phone without the person I am showing it to exclaiming, “That is so cool, I want one!”

Case in point. Here is what I love about my iPhone:

  • It fully integrates with my Gmail account. If I delete an email on my iPhone, it is deleted on my email when I get back to the office.
  • Visual voicemail. My voice mail displays on my phone as if it were email. I click a voice mail entry and instantly I am listening to the voice message. No dialing my voice mail. No entering my PIN. No skipping over already played messages.
  • I can watch videos or catch up on podcasts. This helps kill time in waiting areas, on long plane rides, etc.

Now here’s what people I show the phone are sold on:

  • You can zoom in and out of pictures using a two finger pinch technique.
  • You can view weather in different cities by sliding your finger from one side of the screen to the other.

At times like these I just bow down to Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple and brains behind the fun-to-zoom-in-on-a-picture and slide-your-finger-to-check-the-weather iPhone.