Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A New iPhone

Today's Photo - Rustic Falls, Moran State Park, Orcas Island, Washington

Well, I made the big mistake of going to the Apple Store.  I had a good reason - My 2 generation old iPhone was giving me problems.  Actually, the problem was of my own making, although I feel Apple is really at fault due their use of the english language.  I wanted to turn on the restriction for in-app purchases.  My problem is the meaning of "on".  To me, when a restriction is on, the term should be restricted.  Apple wants you to set a restriction to "off" for it to be restricted.  So, to make a long story short, I managed to turn off just about everything except on-line app purchases!  Since I updated a bunch of apps at the same time as well as changed a bunch of other things, I didn't realize what the problem was.

It only took the iPhone "Genius" a couple of seconds to fix it.  As long as I was there, I looked at the iPhone 4.  Big Mistake! More memory - they start at 16Gb (I have to remove music or apps to add any new ones since I've maxed out the 8Gb of my 3G phone) and the iPhone 4 is so much faster.  It didn't take too much to talk me into a replacement.  Good thing the iPad2 tablets aren't here yet!

The new phone was great until I got it home, and even worked fine with my Sony dock. That evening it crashed while running Pandora in the dock, and started rebooting every time I quit an app.  Back to the Genius Bar - this is the first of many apple products (been purchasing them since an Apple II) that was DOA.  No problem - they exchanged it for a new one & since I took my laptop with me, I was able to registered it & reload my apps while there just to be sure the original phone was the problem.

So, although the original plan was to wait to upgrade until the iPhone 5 came out, things changed.  Now I have to stay away from the store after March 11th (the day the iPad2 becomes available!)

Till next time.


  1. Hello from Ithaca!

    My wife is a serious fangirl, and cannot be trusted near an Apple store.

    We plan to take off in April, as well. See you down the road!


  2. I can understand you wanting to keep her away from Apple Stores! Wish I could do the same. Take care!

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  4. Apple Stores are dangerous places. I've used Apples (Macs) since the 80s, and I can't say enough good things about them.

  5. Same here. My first was a 16K Apple II. Until Apple started a normal distribution system through the college bookstore, I was the Mac Rep on campus. I ended up selling hundreds of them. It was a fun time living through the growth of Apple.