Tag Archives: Apple

The iPhone 4S: Why I Pre-Ordered One

A while back I wrote about the iPhone 5 and asked the question, “Why don’t I have one?” Well I still don’t have one but I did pre-order the next best thing. the iPhone 4S. No, it isn’t the iPhone 5, which apparently doesn’t exist yet. It’s something quite different. It’s a much-advanced version of it’s predecessor with a great horsepower boost in the form of the A5 processor, and a camera with significantly better specs than those of the iPhone 4.  That isn’t all of the new features, but it represents the reason why I made the purchase.

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iPad 2 Too?

Proud iPad owner. It’s a great thing to own. I use it for at least three or four hours every day. Far, far easier to surf the web with (amongst other things) than a desktop computer or any of the other portable computer form factors. So why on Earth would I need another one?? iPad 2. That’s why.

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Did I Just Sell an iPad to a Stranger?

I’ll start this story by saying that if I had the funds, I would’ve bought a gross of iPads by now, and they’d be wallpapering the inside of my house; one for each bathroom, one for the bedside table, one on the kitchen counter. You get the idea. But, as I’m sure you’ve guessed from the first part of that statement, I don’t have the funds. That didn’t stop me from meticulously putting the twin iPads set up in The Mac Express through their paces.

Before I could kick the tires I had to wait a few minutes. There was a line to use the iPad. Not an organized affair but a group of people pretending to browse casually for various screen protectors and charging adapters. When the iPad’s previous user walked away with a practically medical-induced grin on their face, the “casual browser” would take their shot at acting surprised that there was an iPad sitting in the store free for the touching. Continue reading