I bought my $400 iphone exactly 3 weeks before they announced that the iphone 3G was going to be released (you know the one: faster, upgraded, and $200.00 cheaper?!). I called Apple right away to ask if I get any credit, new phone, etc.; the answer in a nutshell, "I'm sorry you are SOL". So in response to this, my new response to the question, "How do you like your iphone?" is: "I'd like it a lot more if I had spent $200.00 less on it". Oh well, just file it under things you can't control...
I've recently bought into (or hoped with all my heart) that the iphone 2.0 update will make phone just as good as the 3G (minus the $200; see the trend?!). I just couldn't figure out how to get the download to work. We just so happened to be in an apple store last night and I received a quick tutorial on how to get the 2.0 version...before I walked away I heard, "it may take awhile"
I came home excited to upgrade to get all the new features. Little did I know I had about 1 hour of upgrades for my itunes before the iphone 2.0 download. That was okay with me...I was going to be new and improved! Finally I started the iphone download; immediately the message came up that the download would take awhile; 2 hours to be exact. No problem, I set this baby up to download and I took my happy ass off to bed (before 1 am - great news for me!). I woke up this morning looking forward to playing with my new and improved iphone; I checked out the download status and there is a happy little message waiting for me..."connection to network lost during upgrade" Okay...breath in, breath out, get some coffee...restart. This lovely message came up 3 more times; then I decided, I am going to sit here and babysit this thing; you know, making sure that my computer didn't go into sleep mode, etc. So after watching 2 dvr'd episodes of "Split Ends" and a couple episodes of "Blues Clues" my upgrade was complete!
So...is my iphone new and improved you ask?! I have no idea.....by the time everything was done...it was 11 am and my kids were done being ignored! To make up for the download time guilt, I took Emmy and Jack to the playground where Emmy proceeded to stay in the shade, Jack just wanted to play in the street, and Mommy got hot, sweaty, and grumpy. It is summer in Florida so what was I thinking?! We are now at home, lunch has been eaten, Jack is down for a nap, Emmy is in the pool with Daddy and I think now I am going to play with my new and improved iphone; keep your fingers crossed.