iPhone 4S: One Week InPosted: February 4, 2012
I couldn’t have been much older than 16 when I bought my first Apple product. I love my iPod classic. All 55 GB of my music fits on it, plus podcasts and even movies.
I was first exposed to Macs at university. People tell me you can still use InDesign and Photoshop on Windows machines, but really…why would you?!
It was around this time that more of my friends started to get iPhones. I’ve desperately wanted once since Christmas 2010.
6 months ago I took a deep breath and spent a lot of money on my MacBook Pro. I’m telling you – once you get one of these things you’ll never go back!
One week ago, I could finally upgrade my phone and get the latest iPhone4s 16GB with unlimited, texts, internet and 2000 minutes. Booyeah!
Here are my thoughts on the iPhone 4s one week in:
- The auto correct feature is scarily accurate and super useful. It’s easy to hit the wrong letter when typing a text, but my iPhone knows what I meant to hit, and automatically corrects it.
- Games are addictive – especially Angry Birds.
- Closing apps is important if you want a decent battery life! And even when you do close everything, the battery life is disappointing.
- Siri is a lot more intelligent than you’d expect.
- The inability to record phone conversations (no matter what app you try) sucks, especially for journalists!
- I’m not sure my life will ever be the same again now I have ShopSavvy and Shazam - yet I’m still yet to use them.
- My skepticism remains regarding Sleep Cycle, but my whole body is constantly willing it to work.
- It’s very very pretty
- Enjoying the fact I don’t need to buy a Kindle – I can download books from Kindle and Apple’s bookstore direct to the iPhone
- I’ll never carry a Bible again. It’s in my pocket – all 209 versions in 75 languages.
- Instagram makes me looks like a decent photographer.
- Despite all of the above, I know I’m not getting as much out of my iPhone as I could. Open to app suggestions
- Really enjoying having a phone calender again – the fact it syncs with my Mac is a major bonus
- Foursquare is ridiculous, pointless, stupid. And I love it.
- I’m eager to try out Facetime
- I’m feeling the need to have a technology sabbath. Turn all technology off for one day a week. In the words of Tim Hughes “the more ways we have to connect, the more we need to learn to unplug”.