I now have an iPhone. I have had it for just over a week now, and I’m going to be honest, I like it. Really like it.
I decided to get one when I realised the contract on my Blackberry Curve was up. Now I loved my BB (I still can’t entirely part with it – it was a purple one after all), and had got a lot of use out of it over the last two years of having it, but it was starting to get a bit shaky. Its battery life was fading faster and it started to freeze quite a bit. After much looking around, checking out different phones and tariffs, I settled on an iPhone 4S. I could have gone for a 5 if it wasn’t for the fact that the tariffs for it are extortionate. Granted the ones for the 4S aren’t cheap either, but I managed to get a reasonable deal on a 2 year contract. Plus I had been considering on getting a tablet long before I considered a new phone (either a Nexus 7 or an iPad Mini), and I decided that if I did get an iPhone or any other similar smartphone then I wouldn’t get one of those for the time being.
I had held off getting an iPhone for a long time beforehand. Main reason was that I already had an iPod Touch (you know the iPhone that doesn’t have a phone), and I didn’t want to mix the two up. As it is, I don’t think I will get the two confused too often, as there are slight differences between the iPhone and my 2nd generation Touch, especially in the way that they feel in my hand when I pick either of them up (plus the cover I have on my iPhone will prevent me from mixing the two up). The fact that I’m used to the touchscreen on the iPod touch means that I have probably found the iPhone a lot easier to use than I might have done if I didn’t have one. Touchscreens are by no means difficult to use, but they can take a bit of getting used to if you’re new to them. My sister for example, kept cutting herself off accidentally when on a call after getting another make of smartphone that has one. I haven’t done that yet, but I’m always aware that even the slightest touch can have it doing something you don’t want it to do, like take a photo of your brightly socked feet (at least I found out that the camera on it was pretty good). Oh and Siri does provide much amusement as well as information. This might well be the only iPhone I ever get though. I already think that I have too many Apple products in the house. I’m not anti-Apple, I’m just trying hard to not get too attached to their products, what with the price of them and everything.
Oh and in playing around with said phone I ended up signing up to Instagram, to see what it was like. My username is lynstagram2, if anyone is interested (I thought I was being really clever calling it lynstagram until it told me somebody else had the name, so I had to put a random number in it).
I also installed the wordpress app, obvs.