Steve 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.