I know a few people with iPhones and they love them. Even No. 2 daughter has one and can't stop playing with the damn thing. However, in between looking after her young girls she enjoys a little 'play time' on her phone.
Personally I just don't feel the need for one.
Yes, they have some novel apps, but I reckon the novelty would soon wear off and I would revert back to my computer for fun, giggles and games.
I guess people with a social life feel the need to keep in touch with their work friends, family, plus the 3.500,000 'friends' they have on face book.
Considering my Payg LG KU990 Viewty that I bought about 4 years ago gets around £10 of credit every 3 years or so, it shows I rarely use it, and the touch screen and gadgets on it were fun at first........for about a month.
Son No. 1 has an iPhone, and a tablet, but a cheaper version, not the Apple one. It looks interesting, but again the things you can do with them would soon wear off for me and it would not get the use it should.
These 'iThingies' to me are like the cheese fondu dip set, toasted sandwich makers, and nose hair clippers that seem brilliant at the time and then end up forgotten and lonely in the back of a dark cupboard somewhere after a few months...if that.
I guess I am not really a fan of these things, and can't help having a bit of a smug snigger when the press reports that the things have crap batteries, lose the signal if your hand/fingers are in the wrong place and the newer things tend to overheat, or just don't work as advertised.