As a dad of four, my phone is my lifeline to the family. And now that I’ve been using an iPhone 3Gs(for about six months), I’ve come to rely on being able to get text messages and calls all day. While I was traveling, I found that I was using the RoadMate GPS on my phone a lot. And every time a text came in, or I wanted to make a call, I had to quit out of the GPS app. And a couple of times, I missed a turn in the wild maze-like roads of Boston. And since I didn’t have a dash mount for it, it was really a pain to use both the GPS and the phone. And I, uh, had to keep pulling over to use the device so I didn’t text and drive!
As a geeky dad, I knew that multi-tasking was coming to the iPhone, so a few weeks ago, I had to watch the Apple conference live, and couldn’t wait for the update to ship. It’s June 21, and more than a few times since midnight last night, I checked for the update. It finally appeared at about noon my time.
Here’s my well-used iPhone 3Gs, complete with a Zaggskin I got as a review sample from Zagg. They tell me this thing is made from scratch-proof patented film that delivers military grade invisibleSHIELD protection. I like that it looks good, and doesn’t slip out of my hand.
So it turns out that iTunes wanted to take forever to download the file, maybe it’s because my PC isn’t a big fan of iTunes, maybe I just wasn’t patient enough and I quit about halfway twice, thinking iTunes was frozen (that happens a LOT). Finally, on the third try, after 45-minutes or so, it reached 100% downloaded!
I haven’t played with it too much, but overall, it was painless. And multi-tasking is as simple as double-clicking the main button. I can’t wait to play around with it more.