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The iPhone Is 10 Years Old Today. Here’s How It’s Changed the Way We Work.

Topics: Work Culture

When the iPhone came out 10 years ago, it’s unlikely that any of us could anticipate just how much it would impact the way we work on a daily basis. Everyone knew the iPhone was a game-changer, but now it’s difficult to imagine your 9-to-5 without the help of your smartphone. So now, let’s take a moment to appreciate just a few of the ways iPhones have made our lives easier at work.

Easy Access to Your Work Email and Calendar.

I think this is the most immediate impact workers can appreciate from iPhones. Apps like Outlook and Gmail have made it incredibly easy for us to read emails, sort through junk and schedule meetings no matter where we are or what we are doing. Remember the days when you had to use your desktop to access email?

Instant FaceTime With Your Coworkers.

Running late to a meeting? It’s not really a problem these days. If you’re stuck on the bus in traffic, or find yourself delayed leaving for work in the morning, you can easily sit through any meeting using FaceTime, or any of the other video messaging service that works with iPhones. Nowadays, you’re never more than a click away from being face-to-face with your lovely coworkers.

Easy Lunch Ordering!

Depending on who you are, this might be the most important contribution iPhones have made to your work life. No longer do you have to fuss with calling in lunch orders, or walking across town for your favorite place to eat like we did in the pioneer days. With iPhones, all the food you want is available at the click of button, and it usually arrives within an hour. If you consider your days to be pretty booked, these features can save you a lot of time.

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