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30 Days with iPhone: An iPhone Diary

What was it like to use the first iPhone just after it came out and before it changed the world? Find out here.

30 Days with iPhone - Day 60 - Checking In
A 60-day follow up in the 30 Days with iPhone series finds no major changes.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 30 - The Bottom Line
Time to sum it all up.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 29 - Bluetooth
Funny how times change. Spending $100 on a Bluetooth earpiece doesn't seem so crazy now.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 28 - The iPhone Web?
In day 28 of my diary of the first month of having an iPhone, I examine iPhone-specific websites.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 27 - Good Questions
When the iPhone was still a new device, people had a lot of questions about it. Here are some of them.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 26 - Party Tricks
What happened when I brought the first iPhone to a party, before it was a widely owned device.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 25 - Troubleshooting
How I dealt with crashes and freezes on the first gen. iPhone.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 24 - Motion Sensor Slowness
Notes on the original iPhone's motion sensor, which automatically reorients the screen when you turn the phone.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 23 - Predictive Text
How well--or poorly--did the original iPhone's autocorrect features work?

30 Days with iPhone – Day 22 - Photos
Initial impressions of the 1st gen. iPhone's camera.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 21 - Video
What it was like to watch video on the original iPhone: the best mobile video experience I'd had to that point.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 20 - iPhone-Specific Websites
In praise of iPhone-specific websites.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 19 - Email Questions and Requests
Questions and feature requests for the 1st generation iPhone email app.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 18 - Games
This is funny to read knowing what we know now: my thoughts on iPhone gaming prior to the App Store.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 17 - The Glory of Drag and Drop
Early thoughts on the ways in which multitouch was going to change everything when it comes to portable devices.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 16 - Software Updates
In the early days of the first iPhone, the iOS wasn't even called by that name yet, but I had feature requests.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 15 - Thumb vs. Finger
Some odd experiences with thumb vs. finger on the original iPhone's screens.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 14 - Bummering
Two weeks in, The excitement of the first iPhone was replaced by a letdown.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 13 - Call Quality
Calls on the original iPhone, even over the EDGE network, sounded OK to me.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 12 - Size
My phone before the original iPhone was a Motorola RAZR. Compared to that, the iPhone felt kind of huge.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 11 - Storage Capacity
Can you believe that the original iPhone maxed out at ust 8GB of storage?

30 Days with iPhone – Day 10 - Requests for iPhone Version 2
Check out how many of my wishes for the iPhone 3G came to pass when it was actually announced.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 9 - Update on Battery Life
The battery life on the original iPhone seemed OK (at best) at the time, but let's face it: it was bad.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 8 - Web Office Suites
I thought at one time that the iPhone might be able to replace a laptop. We'd need to wait for the iPad for that.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 7 - Battery Life
Good thing later iPhone models got better batteries, huh?

30 Days with iPhone – Day 6 - The Cool Factor
Thoughts on just how cool it was to have the iPhone in the early days. Short version? Very.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 5 - Browser Stability Issues
In its first week, I dealt with a decent number of crashes in the Safari app.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 4 – The Network
An early micro-review of the first iPhone, written after having it just a couple of days.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 3 – The Keyboard
Thoughts on the original iPhone's onscreen keyboard after using it for a few days.

30 Days with iPhone – Day 2 – Activation Woes
It may have started with the original iPhone, by activation problems have been a feature of the launch of every iPhone since.

30 Days With iPhone: Day 1, Part 2
Frustrations and praise for the original iPhone, after having it just a few hours.

30 Days With iPhone: Day 1, Part 1
My notes on preparing to get an iPhone. T-minus 8 hours and counting.

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