On Phones and Technology
I finally broke down and bought a new phone. I wanted to wait until September – October when the new iPhone comes out in hopes that the current iPhone 6 price would drop. But my current iPhone 5 was becoming uncooperative. It had slowed down, the home button wouldn’t work anymore, and the memory space was abysmal.
Part of it is my fault because I had dropped it a number of times (ok several times), and one of those drops (I came to later find out) had broken my screen. Not the type of shattered screen look. In fact, if you look at it, you can’t tell. It’s when I took off the case that I noticed the screen was coming off. I’m guessing this is why the home button stopped cooperating.
Kids, don’t drop your phone.
Granted, it was getting “old” in the 21st century technology definition of old, which means it is over 2 years old. Crazy, right?!
To be honest, I loved that phone. I personally didn’t think Apple needed to improve upon it except for battery life (this is an issue with all smartphones) and bigger memory storage space (I’m not too crazy about paying for extra iCloud storage space).
I went back and forth in my head – get the iphone 6 for $200 (but I’m still not 100% sure about this particular version of the phone) and 16 GB storage space or get the iphone 5s for $150 and 32 gigs of storage space?
Still wondering which one I went for? My priorities in a smartphone are storage space (because all I do is take pictures with the phone and text), price, and the ability to easily carry it around with me.
Since the iPhone 6 64 gigs version cost $300 and it’s still a little too big for my liking (what? I have small hands), I went with the iPhone 5s. Many people might call me crazy because HOW CAN I GO FOR THE OLD MODEL HOLY CRAP?! In which case I say, well…priorities. (Also first world problems anyone?)
If I’ve learned anything about technology it’s that first, wait for the techies to workout the issues that come up with the brand spankin’, shiny new object, and two, get what works best for you. What are you using this item primarily for? What is your budget and how much are you willing to pay? When are you expecting to upgrade again (because we all know that you’ll have to)?
I like to take a crap load of pictures with my phone so I want a good camera (hence why I chose the iPhone and didn’t go with any of the Droid phones) and I need some memory space (since your phone comes annoyingly pre-loaded with apps you never use, space is already eaten up). Plus I wasn’t willing to shell out $300 right now. Sorry, but nope. That’s just way too much. Especially for a phone I’m not completely convinced of (can we please go back to the slightly smaller phones??).
So there you have it.
P.S. I’m a child of the 80s, and I really don’t want to go back to this, even if they are thinner. Nope.