Slice of Life

iPhone 4: I’m Ahead of the Curve

The new Apple iPhoneImage by Victor Svensson via Flickr

I can’t help but mention about my iPhone 4–mainly because this is the first time in awhile I’ve given into the technology craze around here. For me, I only get hyped up about certain products/electronics if those closest to me are overzealous about the products. Then, once I purchase it, I keep it forever–I’m one of those people who keep it simple and just stick with the product as is, not giving into the yearly updates/upgrades/etc.

The last time I remember “giving in” to an electronic craze? Back in late 2004/early 2005, I went to Japan for the first time, and one of my good friends kept talking about the new Panasonic Lumix FX7. I now forget why exactly the camera was so innovative at that point, but I went ahead and plunked down the money for the newest camera. I brought it back to the States and my friends were in awe over the sleek, slim design of the camera (back then, remember, US digital cameras were still bulky and similar to 35mm cameras).

Ah, but the years have passed, and the cameras in the US are now just as slim and compact as what the Lumix FX7 was in Japan 5-6 years ago. But, I still have my trusty little camera with me because it’s lasted all these years, and I figure, why buy a new one if this one still works perfectly well?

So this brings me to the whole iPhone 4 schpiel at the beginning: oh, even though I’m one of the early adopters (one of many here in the Bay Area, sigh), I feel I’ll probably still stick with the iPhone 4 even when Apple rolls out iPhone 5, 6, etc. in the next few years. Who knows. Technology continues to slide on quickly and consumers continue to grab at each new technological advance, so of course companies will continue to work hard on getting new products out.

But I’ll still stick with my trusty electronics until they completely die out on me. We’ll see what the future holds for this new gadget.

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