Okay, so I have a little confession. I went and bought me an iPhone 4.
That, in itself, wouldn't be a bad thing, right? So I bought a phone - WHOOPIE!!! :P But I bought an "iPhone". That's the thing. I was really anti-Apple for a while there. Like, REALLY anti-Apple. And this was coming from someone who's first computer was an Apple 2E. Who's second was a MAC Classic. I had changed because in my mind, Apple had changed!!!
"iPhones, iPads, iPods, they're all overpriced for what they are." I would say, "You can get an Android based phone, tablet PC, MP3 player that is SO much better (spec-wise) for SOOO much less than an Apple product! You're just buying the name. That's it, people just want the name. They're all just mindless marketing junkies."
Then all of these "i-Products" came out "Use this with your iPod!" the commercials would say, and I'd shake my fist at the television "Stupid Apple! My MP3 player is just as good and it cost me SO much less!!! And now there's all these products that you can only use with iPods?!?! CURSE YOU, APPLE, WITH THE FIRE OF A THOUSAND SUNS!"
I even had a heated argument with my uncle (an avid Apple fan), we left shaking our heads at eachother.
Then I got a deal, a deal that was to good to pass up. I could get a brand new iPhone4 for LESS than a comparable Android based phone.
At first I thought the choice was obvious. "Duh, the Android market is BOOMING! They have almost as many apps as iPhone!! Why would I go with an Apple product!?"
Then I started to really think about it.
"They have almost as many apps.... Hmmm... Well, the iPhone doesn't have an expandable memory. 16G is not enough room fo... Well, actually 16G is pretty big... Hmmm.... Well, I'd be tied into a contrac... Hmmm well I would anyhow... Well maybe the camera isn't as... Hmmm the camera is pretty good...."
I was beginning to wonder. Why was I so dead set against getting this phone in the first place?
Once price wasn't an object, my lingering anger with "Apple in general" was holding me back. My own damn stubbornness was fogging up my brain.
Did I really want an iPhone?
So I did some more research and I realised "Hey, they've got this face-time thing! Hey! iTunes isn't THAT hard to use!!!"
Suddenly, comparing the real thing and the "just as good" thing made the "just as good" thing pale in comparison.
So I took the plunge. I ordered it, and I've been impatiently waiting for it to be sent since Friday!! I've been checking out all the apps, and the gizmos and reading more about it, and I have to admit, I'm really excited!!
I really have to stop being so stubborn and close-minded. I'm beginning to realize that I'm much more stuck in my ways than I formerly thought. Must work on that!