Merriam-Webster defines an appliance as:
- A piece of equipment for adapting a tool or machine to a special purpose.
- An instrument or device designed for a particular use or function.
Wiktionary’s definition is similar:
An implement, an instrument or apparatus designed (or at least used) as a means to a specific end (often specified).
In terms of hardware, the iPhone is nearly perfect. But iOS makes it feel more like an Apple appliance than a flexible and versatile computer.
So I decided to fix it.