July 14 2011
So my iPhone 3 finally hit the ground one too many times and ended up like this here:
That’s two separate smashes. Impressively it still works although my swipes seem to fragment out little pieces of chinese glass. Considering I never had a case on the thing and it hit the ground nearly every single day in one way or another– the 3 proved itself to be shockingly durable.
It clattered on the concrete so many times (bending over to pick up poop, running for something, hole in the pocket dropthru) and it got up time and time again like Rocky Bal-IPhone. But the last drop was asking too much. My headset snagged on a gate and it ripped the iPhone out of my shirt pocket. Flew up and out. When I tried to grab it out of the air it I ended up slapping at it and spiking it like a volleyball– I might as well have thrown it to the concrete like a superball…
Secretly, there was a side of me that was happy when I picked it up and saw it was donezo. It meant I was free to get a new phone! And the camera on the 3 is sucky so I was psyched to have a new phone with better camera so I can get back to taking pictures of decent quality (my cheapee digital camera also broke from hitting the ground one too many times) thus, the lack of pictures here as of recent.
Anyway, here was the conflict. I was out of contract with AT&T which meant I qualified for the hookup cheaper phone. And I had two choices. Get a cheapee Nokia 3650 phone and play Minesweeper all day– and wait it out for the iPhone 5. Or get the 4 now and accept the fact that I won’t get the 5 when it comes out. Or get a 3 for $50 and then pay out the nose out of contract for a 5? But I also want a good camera now so I can make with the clickings and 3 sucks. But only $50? But I know I’ll want the 5! But if I go 4 now it’ll be a contract killer. But the 5!? When is that out again? 4.
I get to the store and I’m weighing out the betters and worsers. The guy at the store told me they have the iPhone 4 in white. That seemed kinda coolio but also maybe unmannish. I quickly texted like 5 people take an insta-survey. Is a white iPhone for girls? The answer is apparently yes.
Anyway, long story short. After a spoiled brat debate in my head I decided I would get the 4 (in black) now and hope the 5 isn’t something so great (nor coming soon) that I’ll regret the decision and stuff. My next phone will hopefully be the 6. Yes, I got a protective case for it (Otterbox) Yes, I will take lots of pictures now (starting today). And yes, it is a friggin impressive phone. Jailbroken and all… shh…