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Every time I Think I’m Out, iPhone Sucks Me Back In

Updated on June 24, 2010


I’ll admit it, I’ve talked a lot of smack about my iPhone (see the video and one of the many written blogs - but soon after writing the blog that I was getting out of the cell phone and technology race my iPhone seemed to have sensed that I was unamused creating a chain of events that now makes me feel like Michael Corleone in Godfather III. Every time I think I’m out, iPhone sucks me back in – Don’t Get Me Started!

Almost twenty-four hours after writing and posting the blog about getting out of trying to keep up with the Joneses or anyone else who was all ready jumping online to order the new iPhone I discovered that my 3gs iPhone was getting really hot. Not in a Paris Hilton kind of way but more of a “I now have a brick of radiation against my face” kind of way. I found myself driving around holding the phone in front of one of the vents with the air conditioner on high. Forget causing an accident from being on your phone while driving, you can’t imagine how it impedes your driving skill when driving and holding a phone to a vent! The next thing I noticed was that the phone battery charge would go from 100% to about 40% in a matter of a half an hour. I knew all of this was my iPhone telling me that it knew I was saying unkind things about it or at the very least that I was not going to get its sexier new version and it was mad at me.

I called and talked to a support person and the amazing thing was that not only could I actually understand them, Ginger seemed as though she really wanted to help me solve the issue. After listening to the symptoms and talking to her supervisor she came back to let me know that I had a case number and that if I just went to an Apple store they would replace the phone. (For the first time in my life, I was thirty-three days from the warranty running out where they just do a replacement. This is the first and last time I’m sure that a warranty will work in my favor.) I went online and made my appointment at my local Apple store and guess what? I got to the store and it was like an ant farm. The people were practically crawling over one another carrying boxes with I guess iPads and iPhones that appeared to be several times their size. There were people on the computers and people looking at accessories and for a moment it was impossible to tell that Nevada lost 190,000 jobs last month or that people were experiencing a recession. I went to the “Genius” counter and guess what? The guy was a genius. No personality but a genius. Within ten minutes of walking in the store I was walking out of the store with my new iPhone. Not the new new one (believe me I tried to convince him that he should just give me the new one coming out in a week but it was no dice).

When I got back to the office I tried to set up my work email account and was having difficulty so again I called Apple support and got another person who was wonderful to talk to. After she tried everything in her power (all the while I was touching things and trying to make it work) I got the email to work. Now came the part I was dreading, putting everything back into the phone like all the apps, etc. I plugged in the new phone, it asked me if I wanted to use the settings from the old phone and suddenly everything started going to the new phone. Had I just plugged it in, the email accounts proved to set themselves up as well with the exception of the password which I had to re-enter.

Then yesterday morning when I plugged in my iPhone it stated that there was a software update. It seemed to take forever but when it was done, my iPhone was suddenly transformed with a new look for email as well as a host of other sassy changes. I guess it’s for the release of the new phone. And as I marveled at this device that still dropped calls and annoyed me, I found myself looking online to get a glimpse of the new iPhone. Gosh it’s pretty, gosh it does a lot of cool stuff, gosh it would be easy to set up. And as I closed the Internet window I realized that Apple had succeeded in marketing its way into my heart once more. Every time I think I’m out, iPhone sucks me back in – Don’t Get Me Started!

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      Earth Angel 7 years ago

      Hey Scott!!

      Glad the radiation brick has been retired!! We'd all hate to lose your fine and funny brain power!!

      Have a GREAT day!!

      Blessings always, Earth Angel!!