how about them apples

oh the great apple debate. to cave or not to cave…?

my phone has been nothing but a headache for the past 2 weeks. it pretty much is useless. it lags so much and freezes so much that  when i click on buttons or apps nothing happens.

as someone who is big into social networking and using email on their phone it means i’ve been out of the loop. even texting takes me 10 minutes to type and send a message.

now don’t get me wrong, i love my phone. it does all sorts of neat things and looks really pretty. but sometimes…i just wish i could get an iphone and a Mac and be happy and content in a safe little apple world.

my first experience with Apple was way back when in 5th grade when we got computers at school. we all had to sit down and take a stupid little tutorial that walked us through how to use a com-pu-ter. it was ridiculous. it was a big grey monster that sat on a desk and had all sorts of weird colored cords (what?! yeah. cords). it was so easy. you had to be a down right idiot to screw up. then we got a PC at home and whoa hey that changed my little Mac life. and that’s how it went. Mac at school and PC at home. Happy bright colored computers at school and little boxes of viruses at home.

a few years ago i had a job at my college where i had to lead a group of high schoolers in some research. we used the dreaded Mac. and actually it was kinda cool after the “why aren’t we using the PCs in the other room?!” shock wore off. it was easy. it was safe. i couldn’t screw it up.

anywho… my phone is an android phone. fully customizable little green android bot phone. and up until now i was in love with that little magic box of mine. at this very moment i kiiiiinda want to send it flying across the room. i’ve never wanted to intentionally hurt anything so much in my life as much as i want to crush this phone to bits right now. it is at this exact moment that i am even seriously considering switching to the think-inside-the-pretty-little-non-customizable-box.

there has to be a reason so many people have iproducts. yes they are RIDICULOUSLY expensive but they’re so simple and safe and most of the time (aside from a few “my mac stopped working” stories i’ve hear) everyone LOVES iproducts. they have their own little cult following. i got an ipod touch as a gift and instantly fell in love. and i obviously didn’t run out and immediately purchase other iproducts as soon as they came out.

i will be the first to knock the iproduct mentality. every year Apple makes a new version of every product in their line. their products can only be charged with their products (which isn’t so bad but now everything is switching to mini usb it’s behind the times and less convenient). everything they make is so gosh darn expensive. but i’m becoming more and more convinced everything they have done is to make a better product. that and all my friends are telling me to just give in. and let’s face it… all the cool kids are doing it.

so once i finally get another upgrade on my phone or i get my big girl job and can get my own phone service my next choice will be an ichoice.


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