You could be forgiven for taking it for granted at this point in your life. If you use one, and odds are you use some sort of smartphone that was influenced by the iPhone, it probably has become integral to your life.
We've put together this appreciation for the iPhone, an amazing gadget, as a reminder of all it does to make life better.
Before you cry bloody fanboy, or any other attack, just about everything we write here can be applied to Android, or Windows Phone. We're just using the iPhone in this case because it's what we use.
So, when you start to lose your mind over Apple versus Google in the comments, take a deep breath and understand that we understand that this could also be said for Android.
Ok. Ready? Here we go...
You are never lost (thanks to Google Maps)
If you can believe it, there was a time when you needed to print out directions before you left home. Before that, you had to carry around a giant book of maps just to figure out where you were going. With the iPhone that is not an issue! The whole world is in your pocket, complete with a handy blue dot to tell where you are on the map.
It's thin, light, and pretty
This one is iPhone specific, but ... boy is the iPhone an attractive piece of design. It feels solid in your hands, but light. It just looks cool.
You will never say, "I don't know," if you have an iPhone.
Just about all knowable information is at your finger tips with a smartphone.