Wednesday, October 3, 2012

We're now an iPhone family

Yup. You heard right - we both got the iPhone 5 yesterday. Yes, my husband, the anti-Apple, got the phone. And he loves it. (can I get a BOOMBABY?)

For those of you wondering about price, it actually comes down to be cheaper for us. I've been wanting one for forever, but I'm a loyal Sprint customer - I was holding out. When Sprint came out with the iPhone last year, I knew it was going to be what we got. Plus, I was able to sell my Evo to a girl at work for $75, which means my cost for it was only $100 :D

Things that I love about the new iPhone?
- Size. I HATE how big phones are becoming - I want something that I can use one-handed.
- Syncing. I have an Apple computer, so it's natural to have a matching phone. My calendars and iTunes sync together and with Sean's phone, so he never has an excuse to not know what's going on. It's already been a game-changer.
- App selection. Apple apps nearly always come out first - and it's super frustrating. Plus, I love that I can find apps on iTunes instead of having to always use the app store.
- Camera - it's super fast. Like, faster than my android's by a long shot. I wasn't really buying the phone for it, but I'm very impressed with the camera.

I haven't really used Siri much, so I can't actually relate on it.

My favorite apps so far?
-Waze. It's the maps alternative - it was even recommended by Apple's CEO when AppleMaps sucked balls coming out. It records speeds of traffic, construction, accidents, and even where cops are hiding. Pretty rocking.
-OpenTable. I'm not sure it's something I'll use often, as we don't eat out often. But it's an app that makes reservations for you at restaurants - sweet!

Something I've downloaded but haven't used yet?
-Cloth. It's a way to categorize your outfits. I've been trying to par down my closet to things I only really use, so it's really useful to take pictures of things I'm actually going to use on a daily basis. I can't wait to use it regularly!

I still need to find a good grocery app. I'm not sure everything that I want in it, so I might download a few free ones to see which I like.  Also, I'm slightly annoyed that there aren't many accessories yet - but I completely understand. After all, they've only been out for 2 weeks. I can't wait to get a dock for my car, a wireless radio transmitter, and an armband. *le sigh* Christmas gifts I suppose. :p

1 comment:

iPhone accessories said...

Cool post. Loved the part where you said 'anti-apple' :D...

Have you tried the 5th version? I have, and it is superb.