I never really left the Apple ecosystem

Yesterday saw the public release of iOS 11.

Yesterday also saw me powering on my brand new silver 128 GB iPhone SE for the first time. It was still running iOS 10, which I promptly replaced with a restore of iOS 11.

For the uninitiated, you might be wondering what a Microsoft MVP is doing with an Apple device. Well, one of the best things about being an MVP is that Microsoft doesn’t judge you even if you own and use competing products. I won’t go into detail on Microsoft’s role in the Apple and Google ecosystems compared to its own, but what I’ll say is that once you’ve used an iOS or Android device for even five minutes, you’ll notice right away just how ridiculously well made Microsoft apps are on those platforms. I won’t get into why that is, either; I’m just stating that fact for the sake of context.

Anyway, cut to the chase: as of yesterday, my daily driver is now an iPhone SE. The good news is that I’ll be keeping my Lumia 830 and I will be continuing to support Emergency Chat for Windows with updates.

The bad news is that my eight-year-and-three-quarter-old Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S750 is now dead and as much as I wanted to shoot my iPhone SE and Lumia 830 together for this post, it’ll have to wait. In any case, I’ll be spending the next week updating my battlestation to introduce my new iPhone as well, so watch that space for updates!

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