I’m so happy that you came through for me. When my iPhone 4S broke 10 weeks and 4 days ago, I was so worried. Would I have to use a flip phone?! I don’t even know how to type with t9 anymore. Maybe I’d have to get a new iPhone right away… But I wanted to wait until September, to get the iPhone 6! Who KNOWS what powers that phone will have.
So, yes, I am amazed that you are still functioning. I still remember when my parents bought you… circa 2009. You were one of the first smartphones out there. We were amazed at your ability to go online and send images via text message. You were revolutionary… circa 2009.
But today, my darling phone, you’re slow. I can tell that you’re getting tired.
Remember dial-up internet? The days when we’d log into AOL then go grab a snack, and maybe catch a TV show, while it loaded? I’m sorry to say this, but your speed is comparable. Opening Facebook is a true commitment. Snapchat is, for the most part, out of the question… especially since you don’t have a front-facing camera.
I’m losing touch with loved ones. I can’t take the time to load these apps – just imagine all the selfies that my friends will never see. All the group texts that I won’t send because it would just take too long.
And your camera.
You know that I’m a photo fanatic. I would Insta all day, if I could. Your photo quality has caused my Instagram game to go way down. It’s nearly impossible to get photos quite where I want them. I am forced to use several apps, adjusting size, brightness, contrast, color. I remember the good old days of the iPhone 4S, when I used just one app to edit, crop and post my pictures. Now, those days are gone, my dear iPhone.
I hate that our society is so focused on material things. But, iPhone, this is a material world. Apple has set the bar so high, and I worry that you just can’t make it.
In a few days, Apple will reveal the iPhone 6. I hope you won’t feel left out when I obsess over its functions, stare at images of it and dream about phone cases.
I’ll always remember you fondly. All those hours that I’ve spent just looking at you… while you loaded various apps. All the times that Spotify decided to crash, just because it didn’t feel like playing music anymore.
These are some really wonderful memories, but when the iPhone 6 come out – you will have to return to The Drawer. I’m terribly sorry, and I hope that we can still be friends.
All my love,