Ten years ago I had lunch with two New Orleans lawyers who had successful blogs – Ernie Svenson from Ernie Attorney and Robert Peyton, who used to publish Appetites, who are now writing about New Orleans food at the Haute Plates – and they encouraged me to start my own blog. They both knew I love technology and I suppose they also knew I like talking and writing. I agreed that I was interested, but at that time there was no topic worth writing about. Around the same time, I bought my first iPhone. After I used it for a few months, I realized that the iPhone was something that really interested me and seemed like a perfect topic for a blog. On November 1
At that time, I had no idea this blog had a future. Back in 2008, there was only a small percentage of lawyers using an iPhone. If a lawyer used a smartphone in 2008, it was most likely to be Blackberry. But it was clear that there was incredible potential. Blackberry and Palm Treo taught us that having a handheld computer that can be used for emails, text messages and applications was a good idea. On July 10, 2008, Apple App Store debuted, which made it easier than ever for developers to create and publish new apps for people to buy them. A few months after the App Store opened – and just a few weeks after I started iPhone JD – Apple published an ad in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal to announce that there were over 10,000 apps available in the App Store. 
When Apple first started working on iPhone, the goal was actually to create a tablet computer, but on the way Apple found that an iPhone would be a better first device to introduce. When Apple launched the first iPad in 2010, the opportunity to get the job done with an iOS device increased significantly. The iPhone will always be my first love when it comes to Apple's mobile technology, but the iPad is probably an important part of my work to get the job every day. And with the new third generation iPad Pro 12.9 "we now have the tablet that the iPad always wanted to be.
Add some amazing accessories in the iOS universe – the second generation Apple Pencil, Series 4 Apple Watch, AirPods has never been a better time for a lawyer to use iOS devices. Apple has given us amazing hardware that runs amazing software, all of which can be used in countless ways to increase productivity, not to talk about improving our lives outside of the office. 19659002] Popular posts this year. Every year on the birthday of the iPhone JD (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) I find it interesting to look back and see which posts The last 12 months were the most popular. The fact that these posts were so popular often give a little light into what has been the mind of people who use an iPhone or iPad. Here, in order, the top ten most viewed posts are published. in the last 12 months:
- Review: Apple iP Hone X Leather Case – Slim Case to Protect Your iPhone. I was surprised that this was No. 1 most read post from the past year. With the radical new design of iPhone X, I suppose people would find the best case to keep the device safe. I like the sleek design of the leather case that is sold by Apple, and that's what I'm using with my iPhone X S .
- Review: Anker PowerLine + II versus PowerLine + – High quality Nylon USB for power cords. Every iPhone owner can use some good power cords, and these Anker cables are great. They are cheaper than the Apple-selling straps, yet they are of excellent quality, in many ways better than what Apple sells.
- Apple anticipates new emoji coming in iOS 12. Lawyers can use iPhones and iPads to get the job done, but when you need to send a quick message to a friend or family member, there's nothing wrong with using something fun or stupid emoji characters to get your point across. Apple previewed the new emoji in July 2018, and were finally available when IOS 12.1 was released October 30, 2018.
- IOS update error – press the Home button to try data recovery. I discovered this bizarre error when I backed up my daughter's iPad in January 2018. I guess I was not the only one who could solve this problem because over 10,000 people have read this post so far this year.
- The latest on GoodReader version 5. I've used GoodReader to manage and annotate work-related PDFs on my iPad for just about as long as I've had an iPad. But the app has not been updated this year, and while the developer has claimed that a major update will be coming soon (as mentioned in that post), my frustration with the lack of an update caused me to start using Readdle's PDF Expert. If the incredibly delayed update to GoodReader ever comes up, maybe I'm considering going back, but for now I enjoy PDF Expert. The popularity of this post tells me I'm not the only one who wondered if GoodReader will be updated again.
- Tips for using 3D Touch, 3D Touch has been a part of iPhone for many years, but I suspect many people still do not use it to their full potential.
- Review: CARROT Weather – Excellent weather app, with attitude. It was the snarky attitude that first brought this app to my attention, but I remain a user because it's a wonderful weather app with many great features.
- Why lawyers will love iOS 12. IOS 12 was a big update for iPhone and I especially love the new shortcut. iOS 12 was a minor update for iPad, and I hope to see more attention to the iPad in iOS 13.
- Hello Siri, read me the news. In early 2018, Apple introduced iOS 11.2.5, which gave the opportunity to ask Siri to read you the news. I use this feature often with CarPlay in my car, and it makes Siri play the latest episode of the NPR News Now podcast, which is updated every hour (so it's always fresh news) and lasts only 3-5 minutes (so you quickly get the highlights).
- Presidential Alert arrives tomorrow 3 October. I was in the office when the first presidential election was issued. It was just a test, but you could hear many iPhones call through the halls in my office.
iPhone J.D. Hall of Fame. On the fifth anniversary of the iPhone J.D. I listed the most popular posts for the first five years. Here are the ten most read posts in the ten years with the iPhone JD, the posts that have passed the time trial – or in some cases, were as popular when they were first published that they still have the most pageviews:
Visitors to the iPhone JD Every year, I use this post to share some statistical information about iPhone JD visitors, as far as I can figure it out using the tools at my disposal – especially the Google Analytics service.
Over the last 12 months, about 60% of iPhone JD readers used an iOS device. Back in 2010, only 15% of readers used an iOS device, up to 40%. It rose to 60% % in 2015, which has been consistent in recent years Most of the people used an iPhone, but last year almost 20% used an iPad. About a third of iPhone J.D. readers use a computer, with Windows as twice as popular as Mac. About 5% of the iPhone JD readers use an Android device.
Over the past 12 months, around 62% of iPhone JD visitors were in the United States. The most important other countries were United Kingdom (8%), Canada (5%), and Australia (4%). Looking over the last ten years, the results are almost the same. And while they are by far the four best countries, 42 countries have had more than 10,000 residents on the iPhone J.D. at least once in the last ten years. Making better use of an iPhone or iPad is something we all can agree on.
Look at the cities of the iPhone JD readers, New York was # 1 in the last twelve months, as it has been every other year except 2015, when there were a few hundred more visitors from London: