Shannon Stacey


Yesterday I caved and ordered an iPhone. I need all my work gadgets to speak the same language and having my phone speaking Android while everything else spoke iOS wasn’t working for me. I was also tired of wrestling with the Android platform and, I’m sorry, but when you go surfing support forums and the constant chorus is “root it and flash it and rom it” or whatever, that doesn’t work for me. I want it to work the way it is. My Apple products do.

And, yes, I know there’s an iPhone 5 announcement imminent. First of all, you can chase technology’s tail forever. By the time everybody gets their iPhone 5, there will be rumors of the iPhone 6. And one of the most common iPhone 5 rumors is that it will have a larger screen. After six months with the Droid X, I don’t want a larger screen. I’ll be perfectly happy with the iPhone 4.

Now I’m prowling, awaiting the Fedex guy. Unfortunately, there are a lot of utility trucks in the neighborhood today and they sound a lot like the Fedex truck. I’ve gotten in a month’s worth of exercise already this morning, running to my back door.

6 comments to “iWaiting”

  1. library addict
      · June 23rd, 2011 at 12:47 pm · Link

    Got the teen an iPhone for his 18th birthday. Just the $50 one from AT&T (I think it’s 3???).

    The only thing I have is iTunes to sort my digital music. I don’t own any of the igadgets, but I get the attraction of them being very user friendly.

    Can you track the package? Or does it just say “on truck for delivery”? Hope it arrives soon.

  2. Shannon
      · June 23rd, 2011 at 1:00 pm · Link

    I probably would have gotten one of those, except we’re on Verizon, so we can’t.

    And it’s “on the truck”. In the race between UPS (the case, coming from Amz) and Fedex (the phone, coming from Vzn), UPS won! Playing with an empty iPhone case. :)

  3. tinasicre
      · June 24th, 2011 at 12:05 am · Link

    Apple…a total love/hate relationship. I have found myself developing apps in my day job, and where Apple is QUEEN in providing the most consistent user experience (read as, I understand where you’re coming from switching over), they sure make it hard to please the masses at times (read as, epublishing challenge behind the scenes). Anyway, I’ve got an Android (for now). But envy you as you make the switch. BTW, when you say you don’t want the “bigger” screen, is that code for saying bigger ISN’T better? ;)
    Enjoying Sean and Emma as we speak.

  4. Laura (in PA)
      · June 25th, 2011 at 8:09 am · Link

    We’re an iPhone family – 4 of us have them, and I’m waiting for the 5 so I can upgrade from my 3. Hubby and I also both have iPads, and there are various and sundry iPods floating around the house and cars. I think our picture must be on the wall of fame at Apple somewhere.


  5. Shannon
      · June 28th, 2011 at 8:20 am · Link

    We’ve got the Macbook, iPad 1, two 2nd gen iPod Touches, one 3rd gen iPod Touch, one 4th gen iPod Touch, an old Nano kicking around and now the iPhone. Our picture might be on the wall with yours!

    I know Apple can be frustrating to deal with on the inside. They throw their weight around and can be horribly restrictive. But, after playing in the “Wild West” open playground of Android for six months, I have to admit I like being sheltered behind Apple’s walled garden.

    If I was more tech-savvy and could have rooted around in the Android os, I might have loved the Droid X more, but I have zero regrets about switching to the iPhone.

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