Sunday, July 20, 2008

My adventures with my iphone

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.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

Consider yourself lucky actually. From everything I've heard the new 3g version has TONS of problems already.
That's my 'Look on the bright side' :)

Jennifer said...

I think we got our iPhones around the same time! Except for the money thing I dont mind too much--I'm sure the new one is faster, but mine is working well! Let us know if that upgrade made any difference!

Angie said...

Your iphone download debacle sounds like my shutterfly nightmare from the other night. Glad you were finally successful. Have fun playing with your new toy!

Kat said...

I'm so glad that I don't have an iphone. Cause I would have been like you and bought it right before it was majorly overhauled and reduced in price. I'm always a day late and a dollar short. Always.

But...how is your new and improved version?

American in Norway said...

I have the 2g as well---- & have not been impressed. It is nice & all...but there is no battery on it. Just to use it as a phone I have to charge it everynight... forget about using all of the other cool things unless I have it plugged in. : (

American in Norway said...

OK...BFF of mine... will you do me a favor? Not sure it will do any good.... but I am PISSED... & need to do something... can you post this "Skal du ha nytt bad? IKKE bestille dette fra ROCKA® dÃ¥rlig kundebehandling ventet over 5 mnd. for bademøbler"

at the bottem of your next post? not sure it will do any good... but for my own piece of mind... I am willing to do anything to tell everyone in Norway how CRAPPY Rocka is..... Am I freak or what?

Kelly said...

Reading back over my post...I hope I didn't come off as spoiled. I am just really impatient when it comes to technology. Also just wanted to warn those of you out there with an iphone to make sure you have 3 hours to invest in the download.

As for the download, the applications definitely make a difference...I used to have a ms mobile phone so I am back to my comfort level.

Knock wood, no issues after the download either.

Tressa, of course I'll post for you...I just hope the Norway police don't come knocking on my door because what ever it says isn't a threat to national security or anything...

Robin said...

I have the 2g iPhone as well and I love it. I will admit though, like Tressa, the battery life is definitely lacking. For it's faults, I'm still addicted and use it for everything!