I’m not a gadget enthusiast. My pulse does not change when an Apple ad, or a BMW ad for that matter, flashes on the TV screen. While it makes me less hip (if that’s possible), it’s definitely a cheaper way to live.
However, we were overdue for new phones (and the attendant sign-in-blood new contract), and on my wife’s initiative we got two iPhones. And it’s pretty dang cool. There’s an app called “Around Me” which my wife immediately installed; because it’s got built-in GPS, you can click exactly twice and find the nearest hotel, coffee shop, etc. Would have saved us from wandering across the northern perimeter of Syracuse in the wee hours of our return trip from Michigan.