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The long awaited day finally came on Friday July 11, 2008 for millions of Apple fans worldwide with the introduction of the iPhone in markets outside of the US.
Did you get one? Share your story by adding a comment!

It’s A Beautiful Day

Friday was a day like any other unless you are one of the people who courageously left your home to get an Apple iPhone. Well, you could say that’s somewhat of an understatement to put it frankly. More than just iPhone fanatics were affected. The iPhone was everywhere, on television, radio ads, in the newspapers, magazines, podcasts, live streaming shows (thank you Leo Laporte for your 24 hour coverage of iPhone madness!), Twitter tweets, social networking site statuses, and on the lips of people in shopping centers from New Zealand to Canada.

It all started years ago with the hope that Apple would one day make a cellular phone. You could feel the anticipation as Steve Jobs (CEO and founder of Apple with Steve Wozniak) repeated “It’s a phone, an iPod and a browser” during Macworld 2007 in San Francisco, heralding the future arrival of the iPhone, releasing it on the market on June 29th of last year.

With a grin from ear to ear, I’m pleased to share that we have one!

It was worth the wait and using it is as easy as using my MacBook Pro. The experience is beyond what I ever expected and the 3G is really something else. Imagine having Internet wherever you are whenever you want… It’s amazing! I was updating my Facebook status on Saturday from a party and sent my first message using the web browser.

We’ve also become fans of some of the applications, Jirbo is fun if you’ve found that one.
Aside from the web functionality and accessibility, another neat aspect about the iPhone is that you can record your voice using it, at least for personal purposes. Another feature I love is how you can turn the iPhone on its side to make the web browser enlarge the screen. Also, the actual phone feature is great and easy to use. Taking pictures is fun and the pictures come out very clearly. It’s an astounding piece of technology that will change lives, undoubtedly, for the better.

What are your impressions of the iPhone? Add a comment!

Best wishes,

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Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Voices.com. Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her podcast Sound Stories serves an audience that wants to achieve excellence in storytelling. Stephanie is found on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.


  1. Although my iPhone, is just the 1st generation iPhone, 8gb, with the new 2.0 firmware, I can say that this beautiful little device has met 98% of my needs in the year that I have used it. And, I have used the heck out of my iPhone.
    It is so elegantly simple, on the surface, that it is sometimes hard to believe what all it does for us. I love the way my Safari bookmarks, my contact addresses, my many calendar items, and my music sync-up so easily through iTunes!
    The instant forwarding of my email lets me know immediately when a new Voices.com audition has become available! The message even hits my iPhone a few minutes before my computer’s mail program downloads it! This allows me to know, even while out and about, if there is a possible hot VO job that I need to submit a demo to right away!
    And now with the App Store, I am trying out many of the free Apps, like eBay, PayPal, and Twitteriffic because they are so useful. I also installed the silly flashlight and light-saber applications, because they are so fun and really suck in the non-iPhone users at parties and gatherings.
    If only I could cut-and-paste on it.

  2. Stephanie,
    Couldn’t agree more. In our business where perception is so important, this is pretty close to a must have for appearance’s sake.
    From a function standpoint, feature for feature, I’d put this device up against any device including RIM’s lineup.
    Push e-mail, contacts, and more either via an Exchange account or Mobile Me (if you don’t know what push-email is and you’re in this business with a mobile phone – you need to find out), a treasure trove of apps in the Apps store including some very useful “party trick” type apps for social occasions, and useful professional apps like Speakeasy, which would allow you to post rudimentary auditions while on the road….and so much more.
    Apple’s interface excellence raises the bar so high that it makes everyone else look like “try-hards.”
    Mac or PC – this is a powerful business and personal tool. Used to its full potential, it can absolutely be life/business-changing.
    Paul Boucher

  3. I don’t own an iPhone but I have a similar smartphone from a long time ago and it’s been a great business tool.
    – You can answer leads with generic demos almost immediately.
    – 90% of this business is about being available. There’s a big chance that you miss a job opportunity if you wait until you get to a computer to answer that quote request!
    – I read scripts from the smartphone into my small portable vocal booth when traveling.
    About the iPhone, I must say that $200 for a beautiful 8GB media player/phone/PDA is such a GREAT deal! I can’t wait to get one… but I’ll have to ;o) it’s not available yet here in Colombia!

  4. I found this a funny post on this website…. however I completely agree! Though I don’t have an iPhone of my own, I have heard many good things. I have grown to love Macs over the years and wouldn’t have any other computer!


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