A first generation Apple iPhone is making its way to Samantha’s place. Tomorrow she’s due to get her GCSE results — and we wish her every success with that.
Samantha isn’t your average 16 year old. She’s blessed with a critical brain and an unusual amount of mobile related intellect.
Ask your average teenager about how they evaluated their last mobile handset purchase and you’ll likely get some answer about it having a nice screen or something. None of that from Samantha. She’s very precise. She’s in the market for a new phone and I’m wondering just how she will react to the 1st generation iPhone.
I’ve asked her to write an overview of some assumptions on what she feels about the iPhone right now — so we can contrast her experience maybe a week or so later.
(As for how I got on with my GCSEs all those years ago? Well I got 4x As and 5x Bs. Reasonably sane results. Although I still can’t get over the fact I got an A whilst this other girl in my year got a sodding A* — higher than a basic A grade — when she was functionally illiterate. It still winds me up today…)