iPhone in the High Atlas Mountains

We had an 8 to 10 hour drive between Marrakesh to M'Hamid. Our guides - especially Habib and Abdul - were wonderful singers, but we couldn't do Arabic music for that long. The only non-Arabic cassette that they had was U2 Boy - which is a great album, but it wasn't going to last for that long.

Each of the three of us in our car had an iPod, and they had a hook up for the stereo so we were able to listen to some of our music. I showed Abdul and Rudouin the iPhone. The touch interface fascinated them - I think it was the first time they'd seen a device like this. Two things seemed to amaze them most - a) the amount of music on a single device and b) that it was actually a phone - they just couldn't seem to get their heads around the idea that it was a phone.

Our guides had cell phones, but the more basic type with a black/white screen. They primarily used their phones for voice calls and not text messages.

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Rudouin and Abdul Checking Out the iPhone on the High Atlas

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