Don’t worry. I haven’t switched. But I’ve recently had to alter my perception of Mac users. I used to think of Apple’s clientele as smart, stylish people, who had no trouble parting with substantial sums of money simply to surround themselves with the best-looking devices in the business. But it turns out they’re not unlike me. And I thank a couple of recent iPhone apps for that discovery.
I had a good laugh when I read about iBoobs (see video below) last week. Another app that makes brilliant use of the iPhone’s built-in accelerometer. You need a jailbroken phone to use it, but there are a couple of apps in Apple’s official store as well that prove that their customers are mere humans. In fact, the first statistics released by Apple showed that iPhone users were mostly using their devices to play games. How mundane.
It’s been said that you can not underestimate a target audience. If anything, 2008’s Apple news has made me realize that this is even true for Apple’s user base. So despite the fact that I don’t own a single piece of Cupertino-designed hardware, I feel more like a Mac than ever before.