I just got an iPhone. I know some of you can’t believe your eyes, but it is true. Since my purchase, I have noticed a strange phenomena. The other day I was flying with a First Officer who also had purchased an iPhone, and he was telling me how it got him so interested in Macs that he went out and bought a MacBook Air; he had been a hard core PC user until then. Our very own Judie, after having an iPhone since December, just got a MacBook Pro. I myself was in the Apple store the other day looking at MacBook’s for the first time in my life!
I have seen posts on other blogs of people either having gone Mac, or who are thinking about it since getting an iPhone. Apple may have inadvertently done with a phone what they could never seem to do for decades: How do you switch people married to Windows over to a Mac? Maybe it was just as simple as giving them a phone that actually works with no hiccups. In a way they said, "Look how nice this interface works, you could have this on your desk too!".
I think the iPhone may very well be a gateway to Macs for a lot of people. What do you think?