So this week was to be THE week. The week I finally turn in my old phone and purchase a brand new iPhone. I've held out buying the iPhone for years, knowing full well Apple's history of creating something and then refining it. What began as a decent device would become an excellent device, if I could just hold out a few years years. So, time has passed and I've been tempted to dash my current phone against the wall countless times as friends and family happily typed away on their touchscreens. It grew into torture. But I knew if I just held out I would end up being the one with the nigh perfect iPhone while they jealously looked at me from behind their outdated technology!
And then the iPhone 4 was introduced and I knew it was exactly what I had been waiting for. My moment had arrived!
Or had it?
As the weeks have passed since its release I've heard more and more reports of defects in the phone, the antenna issue being the most vexing and perplexing since Apple seems unwilling to even address it, and doubts took seed. Then GalPal upgraded her own phone to iOS4 and suddenly her iPhone 3GS was acting up; apps were crashing, her email wasn't reliable, and everything in general was just running a lot slower. I started to wonder if the iPhone 4 would turn out to be the equivalent of Windows Vista. And even if Apple solves all the iPhone issues it's not like they're going to release new units with those fixes since it would trigger incredible consumer backlash and force them to recall and replace EVERYONE'S iPhone 4.
So where does that leave me?
I reckon my options are:
- I wait until next year, when the NEXT iPhone comes out.
- I wait a few more months just to see if any upgrades or fixes are offered to ease my mind.
- I say fuck it since I hate my current phone so much and just buy the damn iPhone 4 knowing that in 3-6 months I will feel that same sense of betrayal every Apple customer feels when the company rolls out something shinier and newer.