I refer, of course, to the infinite complaining about the iPhone, which I just can’t escape.
“I didn’t know you couldn’t change out teh battery!”
“You can’t install 3rd party apps??”*
“Apple won’t support my hacked iPhone!”
“They dropped the price $200 after I let my children go hungry to buy this thing!”
Please. Shut up about it. Please. (Particularly you last cases. What were you thinking?)
In fact, if you hate your iPhones so much, I’ll take a couple off your hands free of charge. 8GB please, and preferable with the warranty still in service.
Because, yes, I want one. I can’t afford one, but I still want it. The reasons I want it are pretty sad too.
All I want is a phone that I can put my address book on without it being an exercise in frustration. One that won’t take two dozen pictures of the inside of my pocket. One that, if it must have a camera, will let me get pictures off without charging me for it. One with an off switch. One that actually rings when I am getting a call, and tells me when I’ve missed one instead of pretending it didn’t happen.
This is all I want out of the iPhone, (everything else is a bonus) and it’s a sad, sad reflection on what cell phones are like that I’m almost willing to spend $400 just to get it. I’m as tired of wrestling with my cell phone as I was of wrestling with Windows XP 18 months ago.
* I am sympathetic to the desire for 3rd party apps on the iPhone, I have decided opinions on this issue, but you did know what Apple’s stance was before you plunked down your 600 smackers, whining about it now does nothing useful.