I bought a purple
nano this evening... the mac geekery will keep me occupied-and it
shoots video!...and it will look better on my waist than indulging in
booze, fried food, and massive amounts of chocolate.
My latest body art addition. Crazy? Not really...at least not for me. I admired this new Apple logo called the splash from their nano-chromatic campaign, what I really like is that it looks like art, not a logo.
Yeah, so, Apple dropped the price of the iPhone 200 bucks. It is now $399 for the 8G instead of the $599 I paid 6 weeks ago. Everyone keeps asking me, “are you pissed?” I reply, “No”. Why? Well you see, I’m an Apple aficionado and used to this. It happens all the time with the newest and greatest from the geniuses at Apple in Cupertino. Apple devotees do not wait for the price to come down so they can acquire new gear with the unclean masses. We embrace the thrill of Immediately obtaining technological nirvana with others who are enlightened.
I would like to thank all of the people who cried like babies and complained so loud that Steve Jobs decided to hand out the Apple Store $100 Early Owner Credit. Here is the link if you want to read the letter. http://www.apple.com/hotnews/openiphoneletter/
I just spent $69 of it on my iPhone AppleCare Protection Plan which extends repair coverage to 2 years from the purchase date. The chances of dropping and totaling the iPhone are too great not to have this! The rest went to iWork 08, been wanting that Apple software!
It is 2 weeks since I succumbed to an iPhone purchase and have not regretted it one bit. Having a phone, the internet, text messaging and an iPod all in the palm of my hand is intoxicating. It’s sleek and I take it out often to touch the screen just because I can and I want to…I can’t help myself. Treo and Blackberry addiction is cheap thrills versus iPhone seduction. Using ones thumbs cannot compare to stroking a smooth screen to satisfy information, video or music pleasures. The future is now and I hold it in the palm of my hand.
Be careful, Mac-geekery is an expensive habit. If you haven’t touched an iPhone yet, think long and hard before you do…once you touch, you want...I warned you. If you have touched one and were able to walk out of the Apple store without one, I know your pain…you will go back…you can’t help yourself…I know.
Buy the 8GB version, hey, what is $100 more when you are spending $500…you will be glad you did. Remember, those video files are large, and you do want to have lots of music and pics with you. Go ahead…you know you want to.
I’m green, very green. Not in the environmental sense, but in the jealous and envious sense. As a Mac Addict and Techno-Nerd I must have everything Mac as soon as it comes out. The iPhone hype has me in a quandary. I wanted it to be released BUT I wasn’t going to get one. Why? My contract is with Verizon Wireless and I do not want to switch to ATT. Oh, and $500 for a phone is crazy. At the present time, there is no deal for a lower price with a 2 year contract, which you have to commit to if you want the iPhone. I have been reading the forums all week and when the complaints about extremely low audio and battery life issues were rampant, I was plagued with wicked thoughts…BUT…I STILL WANTED ONE!
The word is that Apple has an exclusive deal with ATT until 2012, which is way too long to suffer from techno-envy. I’ve heard that the deal is only with this version of iPhone, if another model is released, it would not apply. I don’t know if that is true or wishful thinking. Anyway, I’m committed to wait until ATT and Apple get the kinks out of the iPhone.
With that said, I couldn’t help myself and checked out an iPhone up close and personal at the Apple Store in Roosevelt Field. OK, I know I shouldn’t have, but I just had to touch and feel one for myself. That $500 price tag is the only thing that kept me from whipping out the Am Ex card and taking one home. Sigh…