Friday, January 18, 2008

I hate to admit it

I love my iPhone. It's an unhealthy sort of love. I never thought I could love a phone so much before. I never use to care much about what phone I had. This one's different. It took me a month to hack it, and half a bottle of plum wine to build up the courage to do it! Not to mention, I had online support back in Aus :) "The default password isn't working... It won't let me run the command... It keeps closing the connection *aaargh*..." My nerves were wrecked when I had to cut the SIM cards. Incidentally, the pimply punk at the stationery store asked me if I was 18 before selling me a stanley knife!!
This was me, back on NYE, before I passed out, loving my iPhone :P

It was worth it. The iPhone (nicknamed "touchy feely" :) ) sleeps beside me and my MBP. I looooove sliding my fingers across the screen. I looooove the two finger ZOOM on my pictures. I especially love scrolling! I've never had so much fun setting the alarm on my phone before, it's almost like playing the pokies *grin* Well sorta, you just spin the wheel until you get to the right number. An exuberant "WHEEE" burst out of me when I was demoing the alarm clock feature to someone. Apple has made the lamest, most mundane task fun :)

I really didn't expect the iPhone to be this cool. It's soo nice to look at, and it's soo nice to play with.

Cons that I can think of:
* Camera has been a little glitchy, however, I don't use it all that much and it's really not that big a deal.
* The headset that comes with the iPhone sux0rz to the max0rz. So much so that I rushed to the Apple store to see what other alternatives were available. Unfortunately, the only pair Apple were selling that was compatible with the iPhone were the V-Moda Vibe Duo. For 70 squiddies. I forked it out. What choice did I have? They're heaps better than the Apple pair, but I can't say I like them better than my old Sennies. For the first time in months, I can hear the tube softly rattling away behind my music.
* My fingers _are_ a little too fat for tapping away on the screen :( I find I'm better at typing when I rotate the iPhone to get a horizontal keyboard. Unfortunately, I can't do that when SMSing. The predictive spellchecker on the iPhone makes up a little for it. However, bit annoying when it corrects words I don't want corrected and I realise it too late.
* I haven't figured out how to sync Notes I tap out on the iPhone to my laptop yet. Or figured out if it's possible to view PDFs. I also tried to load up a tube map in gif format, that didn't work, it looked pretty crap. That's the one thing that would be really useful for me to have on my iPhone.

My biggest worry? That it's a first gen Apple product and it might burst into flames on me one day. It's going to be a stab to my heart if that day ever comes. Even still... Go buy one! Now, nOW, NOW!!! :)

6 comments:

pierre said...

you know that with a little help from your stanley knife you can have your old headphones working on the iphone, just need to cut back the plastic on the headphone jack a bit (no damage to your precious iphone required)

reenie said...

I just spent 70 squiddies on a new pair of headphones! No turning back now...

Beckster said...

Nerd girl.

reenie said...

You _know_ you want one, Becky ;)

niffs said...

I'm worried about you :P

reenie said...

I'm worried about girls who purchase Balenciagas ;P Some like handbags, I like gadgets...