Monday, September 19, 2011

Waiting on the iPhone 5 (sort of)

Today on my lunch break I decided to get ahead of the game and put together this blog post:

I’ve never been one of those people who is always on the cutting edge of technology, especially when it comes to phones. In fact, I’ve had the same phone since 2008- apart from a brief love affair with a Blackberry, which ended in tears when I lost it after two weeks- and I’ve watched longingly as all of my friends and, most recently, Carl upgraded to the latest and greatest in phones. I am finally eligible for an upgrade of my own. My first thought was to make a beeline for Verizon and pick up the iPhone 4, so that I no longer have to hold Carl’s hostage on evenings and weekends. But according to rumors, Apple will be releasing a new iPhone model sometime this fall, so I’m determined to hold out until they do and finally be the envy of every person I encounter while sporting my new phone. After three years, you would think that waiting a few short months would be pretty painless, but you’d be wrong. I’ve wasted countless hours sifting through all of the available apps and listing the ones I’d like to get. I’ve watched every single video on the Apple website and drooled over my future phone. All the while, the rumored release date keeps getting pushed back and my patience slowly wanes. Where are you, iPhone 5!? Just know that the day it comes out I’ll be doing cartwheels in a grassy meadow (before the Verizon store opens, of course), and partying like it’s 1999.

Fast forward about five hours to when I was getting ready to leave work and dropped my phone on the way out. Oh, the irony of it all! The poor abused thing has survived many a tumble, but this one was just too much. I was unable to resuscitate. All my dreams of cartwheeling and partying were dashed quicker than I could say "Steve Jobs." After moping around for a little bit, I pulled myself together and went to Verizon to get the iPhone 4. The saleswoman did a great job of making me feel better about my purchase, saying the iPhone 5 wouldn't be out for at least a few more months and that when it does come out I should be able to download all the new software onto my current phone. They also had this really cool promotion going for people switching to smart phones from regular phones where they gave you a $100 credit if you handed in your old phone. Get paid to turn in my nonfunctional phone? Yes, please! I think it's safe to say that I've emerged from my period of mourning, and will be spending the rest of the evening tinkering on my new phone.


  1. That's a great discount!! Now we can play Words With Friends w/o Carl! haha.

  2. October 5th Apple introducing the iPhone 5