On 24 June 2010, many people stood in line for hours for the iPhone 4. I would have been one of them, but I was fortunate enough to get in on the pre-order, and I even received mine one day early. A year later, the iPhone 4 is still the absolute best piece of technology I have ever owned. As much as I adore my Mac and iPad, my iPhone is by far my most used and most personal device.
And I can't say that there is anything about the iPhone 4 that I find myself wishing it could do better. The display is amazing, the design and construction is spot on, it takes great pictures, and connects me with people I care about through voice, email, tweets, and FaceTime.
FaceTime. I know so many people who never use it and think it's lame. To me, it allows my parents and my in-laws to interact with my son. FaceTime allowed my wife to say goodnight to our son every night while she was on a trip. It is almost unbelievable that we possess these things.
And I'm obviously not the only one who is head over heels for the iPhone 4. In one year, Apple has sold more iPhone 4's than the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS combined. It's a runaway success, despite the dramas of Antennagate, Locationgate, and the — until recently — elusive white iPhone 4.
I know the next iPhone will be even better than the iPhone 4, and the one after that will be really great. Though I have to say where I was able to find many things I wish had been better about the iPhone 3G when I was one year into my ownership of it, I can't find a fault with my iPhone 4.