Do you remember buying your first iPhone? Installing your first app from the App Store? Jailbreaking for the first time?

Although it can been called melodrama, there comes a point where you look back and see the profound impact technology has had on your life. Besides amazing technology, Apple products have always been a source of inspiration. The iPhone has literally changed the course of people’s lives, and that’s something special…

The folks at Macgasm have linked to an article that was written by one their writers on her personal blog. Lucy talks about how “Getting an iPhone Literally Changed My Life.”

An excerpt:

“Buying an iPhone saw me board a train I’d never been a passenger on. Actually, I should say an aeroplane, as the other passengers were from all over the world. I threw myself into a whole new community of people, all sharing one common interest — the iPhone and Apple in general. I felt like I was flying in first class, discussing this marvellous, high end device with like minded people, learning new things and sharing tips and tricks. I’m not going to lie, I felt, and still feel great about the circles I talk in.

I seriously cannot imagine what I would be doing with my evenings now if I had gotten any other phone.”

This article reminded us of why we do what we do here at iDB. When Sebastien started the site in 2008, he had no clue it would reach the level of influence it now does. And as the site continues to grow, we’re reminded of how the iPhone has (corny as it sounds) really changed everything.

Think about all of the conversations you’ve had about the iPhone; or perhaps you’ve made a few friends that you wouldn’t have met if it wasn’t for the iPhone’s influence.

If it wasn’t for the iPhone, I wouldn’t be writing this and you wouldn’t be reading it. iDB and all of the other great Apple sites on the internet wouldn’t exist, and there wouldn’t be such a an amazing community of geeks and iPhone-lovers.

How has the iPhone changed your life?

  • SillyBear

    It definitely revolutionized the times I used to spend staring at the floor while on the toilet.

    Now when I feel like I’m about to have bowel movements the first thing I do is check for my iPhone. It has super seeded the need to check for toilet paper!

    • You’re stupid

      • Angel

        That’s funny but you’re right

    • Manule

      + 1

    • lawrence

      hahahahaha a lot of us have the habit of pulling the phone out of our pockets before we drop the pants to shit

  • DebTym

    It changed my life!!! That is why I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CRAVING for that unlock!!!!

  • Dodgerdeezy

    Without the iPhone. I would be lost.

    • Jphone

      I don’t think there would be a phone smart enough to be called “smartphone” if iPhone wasn’t invented. Android steals everything it does and adds a little bit more customization to it so peoPle would actually buy it. iOS forever!

  • My iPhone has definitely changed my life, I no longer shlep a laptop everywhere I go.

    • iamLuqman

      Lol, iKnow right???
      since iGot my iPhone, there’s so little use to my laptop.
      Apple ROCKS!!!

      • icyhotonmynuts

        except when you need to backup or load content on the iPhone.. then who reaches for their laptop..? YOU DO!

  • Jeff

    LOL its funny to see people put an electronic device on such a pedestal…. it’s a phone people. If it weren’t for the iPhone, none of us would know the difference because there would be some other smartphone for everyone to obsess over. At the end of the day, my iPhone is just a phone, not some miracle godsend that has changed my life.

    • BLiNK

      wait.. it can be used as a phone too??

    • Kev

      Mug if you spent all that money on “just a phone”. Glad I got more out of mine.

  • Nick4G

    I was happy when I first got my iPhone a year ago and about to jailbreak it, but now with all the updates and this and that I’m excited to get rid of it after my 2-year play expires in December.

    • Alec

      You know you dont have to update, right? And you also know the updates do make the phone better…?

      • icyhotonmynuts

        except if you’re running the 3G, it just gets slower.. but “better” huh?

  • dabe

    Ive made at least $1,000 off iPhones. Thanks apple 🙂 if you only make $10 an hour thats a nice bit of money

  • Twited21

    The iPhone hasn’t just spawned a gadget it’s spawned a new generation of tech and people kinda like the 90s generation but much cooler and bigger

    Were not just the end user we are a nation of hackers and tweakers like no other device can offer

    And we all love it

    Tell me I’m wrong 🙂

  • Food

    iPhones made me meals everyday! Changed my life forever!
    Now I wished for another cuisine but I’m pretty stuck with this.

  • Tim

    The iPhone did for cellphones what the PSX did for video games. Before the iPhone, everyone had Motorolla Razors, now everyone has smartphones.

    • Kurtis

      hey i still have 4 motorolla razors, all have water damage but still work. want to buy one 🙂

  • XepptizZ

    It’s not solely the iphone which impacted lives, the iphone created the best enviroment for people to become a community with their own subcultures and opinions, but generally trying to make life more streamlined. Thanks to the iphone we enjoy a vast community who are set on filling the appstore with every niche necessity one might have.

    In short, he iphone doesn’t change lives, people do. The iphone just made it possible.

  • burdie

    It did change my life. Now I don’t have to bring/buy spare battery since it cannot change internal battery easily like other smartphones (quite against external battery as kind of ugly

  • stfudvs

    at first I wanted my shiny 2g to have wallpapers, now im using ifile to edit my carrier plist so my h2o sim has all the features

  • c0edx

    I remember the good old days of iOS 1.1.2/1.1.3 on my 2g iPhone that I purchased for $500. I jailbroke it and installed “SumerBoard” now known as “WinterBoard” and all the cool games they had on “Installer”. I remember my first game being AirHockey.

    Today I have an iPhpone 4 and can’t live without it. I feel like I would go into heroin withdrawal if some takes my iPhone away from me, but I hate that we have to be so depended on our phones

  • Jay

    You must have a pretty sad life if you don’t know what you’d do in the evenings without an iPhone. Cool advancement in technology, definitely won’t go as far as to say it has changed my life. I had an iPhone 4 for about 3 weeks and lost it due to a drunken mishap one night. I was upset about it the next day but I soon realized… it’s only a phone. My life doesn’t, and definitely shouldn’t, revolve around it.

    • COedx

      Yes it revolves around alcohol. One day you will lose more then your. Sorry pal I hate people that drink, you might be a nice person but alcohol makes people bad.

  • As long as we dont spend $ for nothing n let us to do ” i have no life than being shit all day long”.