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Friday, April 7, 2017

More iPhones More Problems

More iPhones More Problems

The evolution of my personal cell phones is pretty impressive. From the beginning of my cellular days with the classic flip phone (that was prepaid I might add) to the newest iPhone, I've basically had it all. The phones from back in the day could withstand anything. I beat those things, literally, and they never broke. I wish I could say the same for the iPhone. For a better interface you get a more fragile phone. I guess you have to take the good with the bad. It's the price we pay for new technology.

I always wanted the latest phone trend, and once the iPhone hit the streets in 2007, I never looked back. Nowadays, when you see someone without an iPhone, there is that person who says "how do you live life without the simple and convenient layout of the iPhone plus all of its compatibility characteristics which makes a lazy person like me very, very happy? I mean, who can afford wasting their time syncing things these days?" While I love my iPhone for many reasons, lately I've been losing my patience and an exorbitant amount of money on the newest and latest phone. Which brings me to this post.

I have the iPhone 6s (I think) and over the last six months, it has been so glitchy. I'm accustomed to the fast interface and when Facebook crashes while I'm trying to watch that cute dog sing to Whitney Houston songs on Belgium's Got Talent, and the phone shuts off, it ruins my day. Yes, because dogs howling to Whitney makes my day. It's the little things in life. 

Jacob and I have the iPhone forever plan through Sprint. Do I really need it? Probably not but Jake signed us up and I haven't really put must thought into changing it. My current phone won't let me update, it barely holds a charge, the apps always crash and I can barely hear anyone. I would like to blame it on water damage or something that was my doing but that isn't the case. I haven't spilled anything on it so why is it crashing more than Tarzan crashes into trees? 

"Anita, just get the iPhone 7. You have the expensive and unnecessary iPhone forever plan so just trade it in and upgrade. Plus you have insurance on that phone so you should be good."

You're right. I do have all of those things but what gets me is the new size of the iPhone 7. Although it looks great, I'd have to get a new phone case, according to a Sprint employee, which is robbery these days, and the $80 rose gold one I was convinced to buy will just get thrown with my collection of antique, obsolete phones and accessories. Plus, losing the phone jack is ridiculous. Does the 3.5mm reduction in width really matter? Now I'm going to have to buy a new adapter for my car and I won't be able to use my headphones Santa got me. What happens when the iPhone 8 comes out (this year, I assume)? The size, I'm sure will change and I'll have to buy another damn phone case and who knows what else. It's never ending and surprisingly, Apple gets away with it because people can't live without iPhone's in this century. They sure are taking advantage of our crazy addiction. Oh, don't get me on the storage issue. 

I'm sure many are familiar with the "Storage Low" push notification that pops up at the most inconvenient time. The part that really grinds my gears is the damn iOS software that takes up most of the storage, right behind photos. So you are telling me that I have to update my phone, but I must delete the dozens of pictures of my sisters adorable dog so I can get the new emojis? I can't handle making adult decisions. 

So now when I go to Sprint this week, I plan on just getting a new iPhone 6s because I'm not ready to drop $150 on accessories for my phone when what I have is fine. Plus, I heard the iPhone 7 was very glitchy. But aren't all new iPhones these days? Sure seems like it. 

Out of curiosity: when did you get your first cell phone? I was mid way into my freshman in high school but I also had a job so I was responsible for the bill. When I see elementary school kids have cell phones, it enrages me. I get that times have changed but COME ON...the internet can be a scary, dangerous place. Best believe my children won't be getting a cell phone until high school. 

Side note: my apologies for the long hiatis. I recently had a big career change and getting settled into my new role as a communications director for a Rhode Island congressman has taken all of my attention.

I'm glad to be back :)

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