On Monday I joined the 21st century. I said goodbye to my Blackberry –yes, people still have those — and upgraded to an iPhone 5. The nearly weeks waited after pre-ordering the phone seemed like forever but I’m glad to say it was worth the wait.
While I’m glad to have just about any phone but a Blackberry, I must say I was expecting more of a wow factor with my new phone. But there was no Aha moment. It turns out to be just another phone. It’s a good phone but if I previously had an iPhone and had a choice to upgrade to the new one I wouldn’t. There are a few new or improved features but nothing to run out and spend $199 on.
I meet someone on Saturday who told me she had all the iPhones and wasn’t impressed by the i-5 while I know someone else who upgrade from the iPhone 4 and says he loves it. I guess it depends on what you are looking for in a phone.
While I love my new phone — despite Siri’s sarcasm — I totally agree with the Samsung Galaxy commercials about the next best thing already being here. If you’re looking for more high-tech details about the iPhone 5, you won’t find that here. But speaking of, did you see the spoof on Saturday Night Live about the negative reviews? Hilarious!