I'm about to say something shocking -
I think I'm falling a little out of love with Apple...
For someone who has used Apple products almost my whole working life, this is a BIG realisation.
It really started to hit me, when I realised that the iphone4 (in my opinion) was much less attractive than the 3 series. The metal band looked like it was holding together a separate front and back, whereas the 3 phones just look like one glorious seamless and sleek unit.
Part of the apple appeal, for me, has always been the certainty, that each and every new product will be more aesthetically pleasing than the one before. But now they have broken that tradition and to be quite honest I almost have no interest in seeing the new iphone5.
But sadly my disillusionment is worse than skin deep.
It's to do with actual functionality.
In the studio, we have phones from each series and each and every single one of them has been replaced. Now my 3gs on the fritz again.
The Potter expressed it well, when he said - in a way we shouldn't be too surprised if they get glitchy, as they are actually more like little computers we hold in our hands than just mere phones.
But we have never had as much trouble with our actual computers. And we have and have had lots and lots of those.
I look after my phone. I make sure it doesn't get too hot or too cold. I keep it in a case and ensure it doesn't run out of charge but it doesn't seem to stop it suffering from glitches.
When I think of how long I waited to get my iphone and how excited I was when I did, it seems almost unthinkable that I am considering getting something else when I am due for an upgrade.
I also realise how insane it is, to be concerned about something as trivial as a phone, but I can't help myself...