Working at a studio, I find the multimedia stuff very useful. The computers we use are on the internet, but safari cannot access the audio hardware that's actually routed to the speakers (Pro Tools HD) so if I need to look up a song as a mix reference, I'm seeqpodding on the iPhone. Clients freak out when I stream the song in question within seconds of them bringing it up. "So you want the strings to sound like this, then?" I've already carved away the 1/8" plug to the aux in jack on our monitoring system, so A/B'ing with the iPhone is easy.
Lately, I've been completely justifying my jailbreak by using Pianist to find target notes while tuning vocals (yes, we do that a lot as you may or may not know). I also use it to give guide tones to vocalists when doing harmonies. Hearing that note ring out on a piano somehow works like magic for them. And it's always there. Love it.
I also take pictures of gear for mix recalls .... showing me where the dials are. I then email them to myself, retrieve them on the computer (I don't bother with iTunesing with my phone at work), and save them to the session folder. Easier than writing down the position of all those knobs.
If I didn't have the calendar and contacts on my phone I'd be lost at my job. It's bad enough that I've set up my work email on my iPhone (since I've got exchange at work and the 2.0 beta) and it's so incredibly nice. I don't even use outlook anymore unless I have to write a really long email. It's so nice just to have things work and have my email and calendar anywhere I am.
I'm using my iPhone as a pseudo blackberry replacement. My government blackberry (2nd one) feels cheap, has a display that won't stay lit, and can't render worth its weight in lithium. I've created an Outlook rule to forward my e-mail to my iPhone. Been working real well. I've even *72'd my blackberry and office phone to my iPhone.
My job keeps me at computer all day, so I do not use my iPhone much at work. I do use to call my boss (or he calls me) regarding a tech question or sale of some sort. My boss is my BIL. He has an iPhone, too.
It does sit on my desk on its cute blue polka dot iPlop, though.
My company wont let me use Exchange to get my work emails for security reasons. It sure would be nice to be able to check my emails on the iPhone. So now Im limited to using it on my crap breaks like everyone else.
This is disapointing to say the least, having my work emails on my phone would make me more productive, but nope, they wont have it.
Did I mention I work for AT&T? I had to fill out exemption forms and get manager approval and still got denied.
i use my iPhone during breaks, at lunch, etc. I used to use a blackberry for work email replication but that just got cumbersome managing the mail.
the upside was that i could see any crisi projects and/or messages come in and either act on them or be prepared to act on them while away rom the office. A priceless functionality in IT/Telecomm.
I blv it is just a matter of time before Apple/iPhone go for that market. It would pull the rug out from under RIM/Blackberry and give the iPhone a "new to them" niche market that is booming, trendy, and on the go.
as most of us do i usually get the most use of my iPhone while at work on my crap breaks but i do a lot of texting throughout the day also...i never really texted with my old phone i had a nextel and anyone who's had a nextel knows why i didn't text often with it...i think i use my iPhone more at work than i do throughout the rest of my day...