Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Techy Tuesday

First Thought ......

Big news...anxiously awaiting the big reveal....can hardly wait!!!

Today the IPHONE 5 is going to be revealed.  What's that, I hear you say??? You don't really care?

No...say it isn't so?  

Well for me, I can hardly wait to find out if this is  a better version over the previous models.  Hubby and I all but flew out of our chairs for the opportunity to wait in the horrific lines at the AT&T store when the IPhone first came out.  Of course, that led us to waiting in the horrific lines at the Apple store for the Genius that needed to fix husband's IPhone as it didn't work right and the Genius to replace my phone as it didn't work at all.

Now with that auspicious start, I am sure your next question is why I want the newer version?

A.  Any cell phone that is more than 2 years old is a piece of crap from the view of obsolescence.
B.  My current IPhone model is a piece of crap and is about 2.5 years old.
C. My current IPhone's IPod portion only plays about 15 seconds worth of a song and then skips to the next tune.  No resetting helps so don't even suggest that.  It is seriously causing me to have AADD.  (adult attention deficit disorder)
D.  It is slower than molasses in International Falls, Minnesota in February.  If I would Google something right now, I could have my answer by next Tuesday.
E. I could switch to a different phone manufacturer...that is true...BUT those crafty, sly Applians....errr Applelites...Appletarians, whatever... have it rigged so seemlessly that my Itunes and IPad sync without a fight.  I tried a different brand of MP3 player (see reason C.) and fought one  of this century's most VOCAL battles trying to load my tunes.  If you doubt that my battle was less vocal than any others, all I can say is...YOU WEREN'T THERE.  It was hands-down the winner)

So, today I am on high alert to find out what IPhone 5 has to offer.  Will it have the dysfunctional speaker that IPhone 4 was plagued with?  Will it have the slowest processor known to man that IPhone 3S had?  I am giddy with anticipation.

Second Thought

Already I am finding the Internet buzz fun about the "what if's" of the new IPhone. 

At this site...Things Apple Can Do to Screw This UP


An excerpt:

How they'd screw upIt's been about 16 months since the last iPhone came out on AT&T, and nine months since it hit Verizon Wireless. According to assorted polls, anywhere between 40 and 50 percent of people shopping for smartphones right now are holding out for an iPhone. Analysts are betting on Apple moving more than 100 million iPhones in 2012, according to AllThingsD. To put it another way, whatever Apple introduces, they will sell a ton of, even if it's made of popsicle sticks and duct tape.

Gosh, now I am excited...I can hardly wait to be one of the 100 million phone owners that have a phone that is made of popsicle sticks and duct tape. Surely, even with that in mind...it will be faster than my current model.

The Good News ....You know how I like my graphs.  The polls on MSNBC says 41% of those polled are holding out from buying a cell phone to get the new IPhone 5.  No where did they actually say what the other 59 percent are up to but obviously they have a phone and aren't looking to replace their old phone.  I surmise that their old phone works better than mine.

The Bad News...Still am not clear when I get to actually purchase my new phone. 

The Weird for the Day...Who would of thought that we would all be walking around with hand held computers with cameras, GPS and Internet capabilities to the extent that we do?  While I am quick to gripe about the speed of my phone it wasn't that long ago that computers looked like this.  We could be pulling our Apple II in a wagon behind us.

How much do you depend on your cell phone?  Do you use it for other things such as games, Internet, GPS, Google????

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Madge said...

I don't have an I phone, I have geeked up to a dumb phone with a qwrty, which apparently is completely indestructible, as I have treated it like a slinky on several occasions. It drops down stairs, alone or recently paired, and makes a clinkity sound, (come on now you know you want to sing along.)
Your question of who would have ever thought that we would all be walking around with phones reminds me of Nostradamus, one of his prophecies said “they will all walk with numbers on the back of their hands” or something like that in the beginning I thought it was credit cards, but now I’m thinking it’s cell phones, even people in underdeveloped countries have cell phones. Not that I’m a huge believer in prophecy, it can all be linked to some major world event regardless of when it happens, but it’s still interesting.

So maybe I should have just written a post instead of this huge ol comment :)

Cheryl P. said...

That is interesting about Nostradamus. I have started several times to watch documentaries and shut them off due to the fact that it scares the shit out of me, so I am not too aware of many of his prophesies. Do write a post and give us the highlights.

You are right about the older cell phones being pretty sturdy. I had a Nokia that couldn't do squat but could take a fall without so much as a missed blip. Unfortunately, it couldn't let me play word scramble, or turn it into a piano for my grandson. I love when I get in an argument with hubby that I just have to look it up on my phone to say...na na ..nu na na.

Bodaciousboomer said...

This is hard for me to relate to since I'm still making calls on a tin can and a string AKA an old Android.

Still I can dream...

Madge said...

Really the numbers on the hands bit is the only thing I remember from the whole show, I thought that was really interesting, probably won't make much of a post all by itself. :)