technology

the era of apple

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Back in January, I got the internet. *gasp* I wrote an article about my time before-internet in September. Yeah, if you can do that simple math I was without the internet for quite sometime, and truly it was much longer than the noted 4 months…it was really like a year and four months. People used to give me a lot of heat about not having the internet at home, but honestly, I didn’t need it. People would hate-on me because I am part of Digital District, and how can that be possible when I’m not in the “digital age”…folks, it’s not like I don’t have a smartphone or an iPad, calm down.

The adventure started about a month ago, that’s when I turned in my computers for a shiny new model. Little did I know, getting a new computer was a much bigger deal than most people make it. After doing much research my mind was made up, and soon I would be the proud new owner of a MacBook Air.

So, I wrote that first excerpt back in March when I purchased my computer. All is going well and I am fond of my Macbook Air. It’s been a great purchase and really the best deal for me. Now that I am back in the “digital age” and actually using my technology, RE: iPad, Macbook, and iPhone I don’t feel any different than before. There are days when I still wish I didn’t have a computer at home, but that’s when I know it’s time to put the computer down and to get outside. Do you think you could live without a computer at home?

iPhones and all their rage

but seriously, what’s all the rage?

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Apple unveiled the plans for the newest iPhone a few days ago. Let me start by saying: I am an avid Apple user. I love my MacBook (when I use it), I love my iPad, iPod (yes I still have one), and I have a love-hate relationship with my iPhone5. Sure there are more days I love all of these products than days I want to throw them off a building and have a car run over them, but I think Apple is slacking. To prove this point I will give you a context.

Yesterday the Business Insider came out with an article titled: If You Already Have An iPhone 5, Do Not Buy One Of Apple’s New iPhones This Year. In a nutshell the article reads:

Basically, if you are an iPhone 5 owner, it really doesn’t make sense to upgrade unless you are the type of person who always has to have the latest and greatest. You should only upgrade if you have an iPhone 4S or earlier iPhone model.

Plus, there’s a lot to look forward to next year. If Apple follows its pattern, it will introduce a new iPhone with a new design in 2014. And there’s already chatter that next year’s iPhone could have a larger screen.

I couldn’t agree more. When I upgraded from the five, I went from a 3– and it was a huge jump. It was like eating nutella for the first time. Honestly, whenever I picked up my iPhone 5, I heard angels signing…at first. After the honeymoon period with my new iPhone5, Ferdinand, he started giving me problems. Ferdinand was sick all the time. He would randomly turn off, not charge, stop charging when it was plugged in to charge, the battery would hardly get me to work and through a staff meeting, oh and it would over heat ALL the time–even in winter. Needless to say, this phone was a shit-show and really creating more problems than necessary for me.

As a loyal Apple user, I’ve started to have a belief that  Apple is slacking. I don’t see what all the rage is about these products anymore. The argument was that Apple was “so far” advanced from everyone else that they hide all of the new updates and technology until their competitors can “catch-up” with them. So let me ask this as a small example: if Samsung is so far behind Apple then why did they come out with the option to do panorama photos, LIGHT YEARS before Apple? I will tell you this, when I have an upgrade I’m jumping ship and making my way over to a new product. My parents recently did the jump to Samsung, they have no troubleshooting issues, no freezing–and couldn’t be more happy with the product. When did my parents become cooler than me?