I spent last week on a cruise to Catalina island and Mexico. Needless to say the laptop got left at home and the iPhone was in Airplane mode most of the trip so I didn’t get enormous data or phone charges.
I normally go off grid once a year or so. It always nice to stop checking my email, tweeting, and checking Facebook for a few days. For the first day or so I admit to reaching for the iPhone and glancing at my non-existent messages. After a couple of days I wasn’t looking at my phone, I was just enjoying my vacation.
As I’ve added apps to my phone, I’ve grabbed those apps that I thought would be nice to have access to (excluding games, of course, those are just for fun). I love having Yelp and IMDB at my finger tips, but I realized that I can still find a good restaurant and remember who was in a movie with the help of the people around me.
So will I give up by iPhone, no way, but I might turn it off more often.