Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I complain and all, but seriously, my life isn't THAT hard.

I've had my newfangled iPhone 3GS for over two weeks now and I'm not having any of the overheating issues that people are talking about and the 3G network does sometimes disappear and reappear when I'm sitting in the same spot but that is all still very magical to me because I used to have a first generation iPhone and was tortured with Edge, so I won't complain about the network spottiness.

(Annnnnnnnnd non-iPhone users are clicking away right now, I can feel it. I don't blame you.)

So I'm not having those often bitched about issues but I AM having a few issues and I'm going to put them out there to the www just for kicks:

1. Sometimes you can push the picture taking button until the cows come home but it doesn't do anything and you have to close and reopen the camera to get it to work.

2. My self portrait app doesn't work anymore. This isn't the phone's problem, I know, but it's still annoying. The self portrait app allows you to touch anywhere on the screen to take the picture instead of struggling to find the picture taking button when you have the screen turned away from your face. Now with that little zoom focus box thing, you can't touch the screen without the phone thinking you're trying to focus and the whole point of the self portrait app is out the window. I keep checking for updates to the app because I'm sure I'm not the only one with this problem but GAAAAAHLLLLL.

3. I'm not sure if this is a Twitterriffic issue or an iPhone issue but like half the time I try to highlight a tweet, it flickers and won't highlight and takes several attempts to see the damn picture someone has tweeted.

4. I am annoyed that the privilege of using this phone costs me more per month. Stupid AT&T.


And don't you just LOVE that my last post was all "blah blah blah I'm poor" and this one is all "I just dropped a few hundred bucks on a phone"?

Fun fact: I bought my last iPhone with my first unemployment check, but that was back when I'd just received a fat severance check and couldn't imagine that it could POSSSSSIBLY take me more than a month or so to find a job.


My next post will be about how frugal and responsible I am.


Mama Bree said...

my main beef with the new phone is how fast the battery life dwindles away. but, Jon says that's a 3G "feature", not a new 3GS feature, since it's always "on" vs. our first gen Edge ones, or something like that.

Whatever, it's a pain and I just sit and watch the percentage (awesome NEW feature!) slowly tick down. ;-)

My other beef is that there's some sort of weird glare on the screen that I didn't have with my first gen. Like, the screen is cloudy or something. Again, Jon thinks I don't have my brightness setting on the same, but I think I do. And, it's not THAT big of a deal to get my lazy ass up and compare it to my first gen, which is sitting like a dead weight in my purse. :-P

On the flip side, I totally DIG the Video feature!!! :) That right there is worth the money we plunked down for it m'dear.

Elizabeth said...

I didn't even realize the percentage feature was there!