I’ve been pretty adamant about how much I love my iPhone. Since Charlie joined us last year, it’s been my go-to device for all things Internet and communication. I still break out my much maligned Macbook for the heavy duty usage, but the iPhone does what I need for the most part.
It’s an old, 2G iphone that came out in ’08. It’s banged up a bit, but the screen’s still intact, which is more than I can say for most iPhones I’ve seen of that vintage. I nearly jumped to the 3G when it was first announced. What can I say, I have a thing for GPS! But now I’m glad I didn’t. iPhone 4 is the device I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to get my mitts on it. The new camera, complete with HD video, makes it perfect for taking on vacation. Everything about it sounds like the phone people started imagining once they held and played with the iPhone when it first launched.
Did I pre-order mine? No. Why, you ask? Because of AT&T. What a nightmare! Do I qualify for unlimited data at $30 per month? Yes, I do! But do I really need that much? How does this affect the plan I currently share with my wife? There are so many questions about how to get the appropriate plan that won’t result in gazillion page surprise bills at the end of the month. Fun!
Buried beneath the incessant iPhone 4 coverage was the introduction of a brand, spankin’ new Xbox 360! It’s quieter, meaning I won’t have to set the subtitles for every movie I watch on the thing. It has wi-fi, which means I won’t have to use a wonky adapter that didn’t work well enough to keep Netflix Watch Instantly titles from buffering nonstop. But that’s not all: word is that Red Ring of Death will be a thing of the past! Glory be! The best part? I can sell what I have right now for $205 at GameStop, which gets me within striking distance of the $299 price tag.
I should have both of these items in house by the end of the month. I can’t wait!