I was a little disappointed when they announced the new iphone a few weeks after I got mine. But, it turns out that the software update available for existing users turns my iphone into a whole new toy. My least favorite thing about the update is the loss of the bubbly calculator (it was really cute before and now it's just square and boring). But, the plus side is all the new applications. Here are my favorites (and they were all free):
- Remote: Turns your iphone into an itunes remote. You can control itunes from your phone as long as it is open on your computer. No more getting up from the couch to change the song again!
- Pandora: Pandora is now available directly on the iphone so when I get sick of my music, I can just listen to that.
- Midomi: Hold your phone up to a speaker or start singing and the app will identify the song for you. Very useful when listening to the radio.
Those are all music related, but there are a bunch of other useful free apps. I now have basic phrasebooks in 4 languages, the entire Shakespeare library, an ereader, movie times, and helpful weather/sports updates. I'm looking forward to see what new ones develop.