So yours truly has been using the new Apple iPhone 3G S for 3 weeks now and I feel absolutely stupid for hating on the iPhone for so long. Now I had my reason and it was so logical even AT&T sales people agreed. For those of you not in the know, the previous version had a maximum hard drive of 16GB and cost $300 which financial was a joke when you could buy a 30GB iPod for $250 and get a decent phone from any carrier for at least $50 with research. But as with evolution of any kind, advances come in time.
The latest version has a maximum 32GB memory for $300 with a 2-year contract of course, and for those of you who know my love of music you know that I bought this model. But it wasn’t just the financial sense of the newest iPhone that sold me on it at first.
I had all intentions of upgrading to the Blackberry Bold even after I heard the specs on the iPhone 3G S. However it all comes down to me being able to physically use the phone with ease. When I got to the AT&T store I first went to the Blackberry Bold but after a quick look and attempt to use it came down to the buttons being too small. At which point I decided to check out the iPhone. And from the simple fact that even the lightest touch accessed the phone or whatever application you want, sold me on the iPhone. Of course my dumb luck the store was out of the 32GB version and I had to go to the Apple store that was upstairs in the mall to get it, after waiting online for an hour.
And from that moment I became what my brother’s fiancé calls an iWhore. Why am I an iWhore you ask? The answer is simple; it’s that easy to check things in seconds. I immediately downloaded the Facebook, MySpace and Twitter apps and check them all as soon as I get up in the morning. Plus I have access to ALL my e-mails in a touch of a screen. And truth be told unless I want to write a blog or do some other things online, I just run everything through my iPhone. Oh but give me time before I have those things setup on my iPhone if possible.
Now I may be an iWhore but I do have a few issues with the iPhone. First is the fact that you can’t really run multiple applications on it. Yes you can listen to music while doing things like check your mail, play games, or check your social network AND if you use the headset for the phone you can check your mail, and etc. but that’s it. Checking Twitter and you get a text; choose between hitting reply and close Twitter or whatever application your in or ignore the text and go to it when your done. Now you can Jailbreak your iPhone to be able to multi-task but it’s not worth voiding your warranty or worse wrecking for phone to do it.
My other issue is battery life. Yes it has the capability of 30 hours of music play and 10 hours of Wi-Fi internet use but people are utilizing ALL this device has to offer and the battery can drain quicker than you know it. So until they get a longer battery on the iPhone I suggest getting a car charger kit and possibly carrying the USB wire with you so you can charge at any computer if your going to use the iPhone constantly.
Otherwise yours truly is loving his iPhone and will gladly let you call me an iWhore. And for those of you still wondering I say this, my mother had a Motorola Razor for years and swore she’d only upgrade when it was necessary. Well she now has an iPhone, enough said.