apple iphone 4Steve Jobs has done it. Again. He has wilfully thrown my budgeting process into absolute chaos. No sooner have I finished shelling out for my must have iPad, he chucks a new iPhone into the swamp that are my finances.

There is a silver lining however. Not living in the US gives me a little more time to plan ahead for poverty in the name of Apple addiction. While our US friends have to join a queue almost immediately to satisfy the edict of he who is Steve, at least us non US folks have a little bit of time up our sleeves to at least wipe a month or two’s payments off of our Apple designated credit card before the latest Apple must have is available. (Not entering the cash debate here.)

While I know I really do not need video on my phone, and would probably hence never use video editing, and the practicality of Facetime only over wi-fi is really a non-event, and with my eyesight this new fangled retina display will serve no useful purpose for me, I know I just have to have a new iPhone 4G.

The reason is so simple. I have an iPhone and it is two years old. So I must now obey he who is Steve and make my regular donation to the new mega-monolithic-market-dominator. Just as I did in ancient times when I just had to shell out for Windows, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Windows every two years.

Apples, Windows, Whatever. It’s only money.

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4 thoughts on “Suckered In. Again.

  • 25/06/2010 at 7:50 pm

    Don't' be in a hurry to get the new Iphone Derek. It has bad issues re its intended function as a phone. If you hold it incorrectly you lose the signal. Jobs was emailed about this problem and you know what his response was – don't hold it that way then!

  • 26/06/2010 at 3:48 am

    What service does iPhone use in Switzerland, Derek?

    In the good old US of A, the service provider is AT&T. And their coverage thoroughly sucks.

  • 26/06/2010 at 9:53 am

    We are luckier than you guys in the US. We have a choice between Swisscon and Orange. Both have excellent networks and I've never had any dropout problems. Also the networks throughout Europe are great. Just a bit expensive for roaming.

  • 27/06/2010 at 4:17 am

    You get orange?!??! That isnt very fair. I would wait a few extra days for orange!

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