I hardly go anywhere without my iPhone. (This comes from someone who resisted for a long time buying a smartphone & I work in the IT field.)
I started out only using it as a phone.
That meant that I still carried a camera. (And I still prefer to take pictures with my camera.) Eventually, I got lazy and now I frequently use my iPhone as a camera. In fact, my last half marathon was the first time that I didn’t carry a camera to a race.
Until recently, I listened to music on my iPod Shuffle (I love how small it is) but now I even use my iPhone for tunes (since I carry it anyway.)
I do have some running apps (walkjogrun & runtastic) on it but I have yet to use them, I am pretty content with my Garmin 205.
As for my iPad (I got it at least a year before my iPhone), it is invaluable. I download books on it (though I do read real books for the most part), play Scrabble on it and most importantly, it keeps my sane on the treadmill.
I hardly ever watch real TV anymore.
I even prefer (if I have wifi) to read my e-mail or check Facebook on it. Maybe it’s my “old” eyes but I just like the large screen.
Happy Running! Do you have an iPhone or an iPad? If so, what do you use them for?