The iPhone alarm is different, though. I wouldn't dare throw her across a room!Setting the alarm is something I absolutely love: A repeat for each day of the week, the option to turn off snoozing, different names for the different alarms, a choice of Apple-esque noises to wake me up. My favorite part is the little dial that sets it! I don't have to contort my hand like I'm trying to play a Kreutzer etude. (Note the choice of word: try.)
Hitting the snooze is a bit of a pain, though. I usually don't lift my head and I randomly stab at the screen. I usually hit it within the first few tries, though. I really wish I could set the snooze for something other than 9 minutes. On my last phone, I had it set for five minutes. I could hit the snooze 3 times and not be late for work! On this phone, I hit the snooze twice, and I have to run to my car while pulling on my pants. (I'm a class act all the way!)
I really like the fact that to turn off the alarm, I have to pick up the phone, look at its bright, shining screen, and do something. Even better would be a little puzzleI'm starting to recognize where the slider bar is, and there's a dangerous chance that I'll slide it, rest my eyes for a bit, and have to drive 90+mph to get to work in 3 minutes. Not that I've ever sped. I always do the speed limit! Always! (Hi, mom.) If the iPhone ever opens up to independent developers and apps, I can see this being a reality. In the mean time, I may have to invest in one of these bad boys: Clocky or The Sonic Bomb. I'm not good at waking up, it's a genetic thing; the only one in my family that can wake up with little-to-no problem is my mom. She'll bolt awake if you open the door of the microwave, even though it's on the opposite side of the house. Kind of a bummer for 3 AM snacks.
I largely suspect my infatuation with the alarm is my iPhone being viewed through rose-colored glasses. I haven't been late to work due to over-sleep since I got her, though!