A good six weeks ago, I finally bought my first iPhone. I’m surprised it’s taken me this long, as I am absolutely in iLove with my Mac…the Powerbook G4, my first baby, and now my MacBook Pro. I’m a bit of an unusual Apple iLover, as I don’t have an iPod or and iPad. And it’s taken so long to finally get an iPhone. This also means that I am just now using iTunes…I’m practically an iVirgin! ;p
When I first signed into iTunes, I had trouble getting my account set up. The customer service rep…the first one…kept regurgitating pre-written responses and refused to address any of the issues I presented. But a rep named Adam picked up the claim and through dozens of emails over the course of two+ weeks, I finally got iTunes to admit that they had a problem that they needed to fix and that it did not, in fact, have anything to do with me or my account details. iHint to anyone communicating with Apple – use screen shots!
Once my iTunes account was active, I felt like a kid in an iCandy store, able to choose anything I wanted! I downloaded the entire first season of Glee’s soundtrack, and then resorted to any number of free apps and podcasts. The TEDtalks are my iFavorites right now! Recently, I’ve downloaded some photography apps (not free) which I am absolutely falling in iLove with! My favorite at the moment is Hipstamatic. It mimics old cameras and allows you to choose different types of “film” and different “lenses,” creating all sorts of fun effects!
Other fun iStuff I’m crushing on are Talking Larry and Talking Tom. I get such a kick out of how they repeat what you say and the other fun tricks they do. And of course I am totally connected to my social media outlets, so I am well connected to all those far away. I’m never really that iFar away!
I feel like I didn’t have an iLife before I got this iPhone and so now I’m just super grateful to have such a cool iToy and all these little life-enhancing apps to play with. My taxi rides are now informative via podcasts and I’m starting to post more and more of my cool photos on Twitter. (Please follow me on Twitter if you don’t already – I’m @sushibananas – I’ll follow you back!!!).
Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment to profess my iLove and encourage you to iGet the iPhone and Mac if you’re not already on iBoard!!!