Okay, that’s fine. I’m not suggesting you put an iPhone in the pocket of the scullery maid. However, let’s pretend, for a minute, that they were magically transported to modern America. And you give them an iPhone. (While your at it, Daddy Warbucks, why not buy me one, too?)
My question is this: What type of music would they put on it? What types of Apps? Would they use it for entertainment or productivity? What type of games would they play?
I know it seems like a rather silly set-up, but the point remains: a character’s individuality is often manifest in something like an iPhone. Resist the urge to make theirs a copy of yours. Instead, show their differences, and not just in the wallpaper, but things as simple as an alarm, or the weather, etc.
Look forward to your comments.