My phone fell apart and now I have an iPhone.
Apps are nice, but most of them seem to be repackaged information for people who can't be bothered to use the internet. The iPhone is a vehicle for spontaneity. That sounds cool but ultimately if you're slightly organized it means you don't really need the iPhone for anything beyond calling people.
At least in my case that's true. Someone whose job/life involves fairly constant communication/on the road work probably has more use for a portable internet.