Thursday, July 12, 2012

Special Post: Why I Need (technically want) an IPhone 4S

My apologies for not posting this last night as promised. My phone is a gigantic pos. So, here you have it: why I need an iPhone (ya know, since mine sucks).

So I do want an iPhone. I hate my phone. And I don't think I've ever heard any real complaints from people about the iPhone. Everyone I know who has one loves it. The more I read about it, the more I want one, and soon. I recently read (I can not for the life of me remember where) about some of the cool things the iPhone can do for you while you're on a run. Two of the obvious, music and you have your phone if there's an emergency. There are also some cool apps that record your pace with your music so you know which songs you run faster to, which ones are slower, etc. So that's pretty cool. And there's the GPS feature if you get lost, or if you just want to keep track of your miles. I think that would be handy, especially at the trail I run on down here. The miles are not clearly marked at all, so I'm always just guessing as to how far I've actually run. I know I'm pretty close to whatever it is, but it'd be nice to have an exact number.

I'm sure there's other cool things that are helpful, but the one thing I really, really, really want the iPhone for is Siri. If you get an email or text while running, you can have her read it to you, and respond for you (at least for the text messages, I don't know that she can respond to the emails). Although I generally like my running to be stress free, not having to worry about who has called or texted me while I'm out. It could be handy though. The best thing is, if you think of something you need to do, or something to add to the grocery list, you can just have her make a note of it, or have her remind you to do it later. Awesome. I often think of things I need to do, but obviously can't write them down, so I usually just forget. Even better, I usually come up with pretty decent lines/ideas for poetry, but by the time I get home--if I remember any of it at all--it's not even close to the original line and sounds much, much worse. It would be so great when something pops into my head to just have her remember it for me so I can write it down later.

I'm making the switch to Apple (like I said, I rarely hear bad things about their products). I'm hopefully going to be getting the Airbook, and I really want an iPod nano. They are small, but they have a clip on the back, so there's no need for an arm band or anything like that.

*update* my boyfriend got me an iPod nano for my birthday! I can't wait to go home and play with it and try it out this weekend :)