Thursday, August 5, 2010

Drop Dead and Gorgeous iPhone 4

With all the complains I'm about to do, the chance of me of changing to different phone is slim. It is simply the most entertaining phone I've had. On one hand, I cannot help but think that I'm inside the firm controlling grasp of Apple, on the other hand, it's been my best friend for all my waiting hours whether it's at a Dr's office or at an airport.

Today the worst experience I've had with iPhone happened. I've had iPhone 4 for about three weeks and it just dropped dead a day before my trip to New Orleans. I didn't even get a chance to drop the phone. There was no flickering, there was no warning. It just died. My parents would probably say "that's the best way to go". After fiddling with it for half an hour trying out different power sources, I made a reservation with the local Genius bar. Luckily it's not too far from my house and there is availability for today.

The guy at the Genius asks me, "so, what's wrong with it",  "I don't know. I just can't get it up", At the same time I'm thinking 'that's what she said'. He asked me if I use 3rd party power source. "Yes" I use this Brookstone iPhone 3 compatible speaker system which I had used with 3GS without any issue for more than 6 mos. Is that the problem? He says yes. Well, it worked just fine for my 3GS. Well, it probably use higher voltage than recommended. so Is iPhone 4 more sensitive to Voltage difference that iPhone 3? Could be. Just don't use any 3rd party charger. he said as he was setting me up with a new phone.

I mean they are just nice enough and polite enough for me to not lose it. But I'm quite disappointed that my $100 iPhone accessory is about to go obsolete. Is it so silly of me to expect all the accessories I've used for 3GS to work with 4. Some part of me wants to say "Screw you, Apple, I'm moving on". The other part of me is thinking "You're the best thing that ever happened to me even with your quirks"

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