Aug
09

I Took A Bite Of Apple

By

Well, after many mini-debates with myself in my head, I went ahead and got an iPhone.

I lurves it.

Through and through, I’m a PC.  I’ve never had an Apple anything.  I have mp3 players, not iPods.  My laptop runs Vista (which was a pain at first, but all good now), my desktop runs Windows xp.  My father and brother can build computers.  They’ve never been Apple people.

So, I sorta felt like Eve taking a bite.

My brother got an iPod touch from his boss for Christmas.  I was playing with it a little last week (I think my brother only broke it out of the box recently.  I don’t know if he was having his own Apple issues).  Anyway, it was way cool.  I had already been thinking about a new phone, because we were due for an upgrade.  After playing with the iPod touch, the (Apple) seed was planted. (I crack myself up.  Apple.  Seed.  HA!)

I got my new iPhone on Friday, and it’s awesome.  I haven’t even really had a lot of time to put a ton of apps on it.  First off, the sales guy at AT&T was great.  His name is Geoff, and he gave me a quick crash course on the phone.  While I was there in the store, we set up one of my email accounts, installed the Facebook app, The Weather Channel app, Pittsburgh Traffic and Twitterific.  (All free apps, by the way).  I’ve since added a couple on my own.  A couple of games for the kids (they love Monkey Bash on the megatouch, so I found that), and a couple of games for me (Bejeweled 2 and Scramble – both of which I play on Facebook).  And, since I don’t have an iTunes subscription (PC, remember?), I got the Pandora app.  I already use Pandora on the laptop, and I really like it.

Will this turn me into an Apple lover?  I don’t think so.  But this phone IS my favorite material possession in the world right now. And the best birthday present Tony ever got for me.  Even though, like my Mother’s Day present, I told him that he bought it for me after I purchased it.  :)

Categories : life, time wasters

Comments

  1. Jenn says:

    How did Mike put it off so long, I wonder . . .

  2. Heather says:

    He is also a PC. Not just a PC, but I do believe he is (was?) anti-Apple

  3. Mike says:

    ITunes for the IPod touch wouldn’t work with Windows 2000 (same install since 2001. Best OS MS ever made).

    I had to put off upgrading until Denise was done with school, and then it took until my hard disk died for me to finally upgrade to XP Pro.

  4. Jenn says:

    Still, my boss never gives me toys like that . . .

  5. Heather says:

    I knew Mike would come and explain himself :) So, Mike…pro/anti/doesn’t matter for Apple?

Leave a Reply