Finally, the iPhone 4

To say that I was excited about the release of the iPhone 4 is an understatement. I still had the very first iPhone and it was time for an upgrade. My phone was literally falling apart. It was battered, bruised and I hadn’t heard it ring in about 6 months because the headphone jack was broke. The only way to know I was getting a call was if it was in my hand or back pocket so that I could feel it vibrate.

When the day came to pre-order I spent hours online trying to get one. Apple’s website,  however, kept giving me an error message. I tried to call but after being on hold for 20 minutes I decided to try my hand at the website once again. Finally, around 6:30 pm I was able to complete my order. The only thing left to do was wait.

Shortly after placing my order I received an email from Apple saying that I’d receive my package a day sooner than expected. This excited my because the iPhone 4 wasn’t being sold in stores until June 24 and I’d be getting mine the day before!

At this time, I was staying in New York City’s Upper East Side and had the phone shipped to my apartment there. It came a day sooner, as promised, and I spent hours happily playing with my newest toy.

The next day I decided to head over to the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue to see how the turnout was and boy was it crazy. News vans were lined up and down the sidewalk and hundreds of people were in line waiting to buy the coveted gadget. I was certainly an envy as people realized that I already had the new phone. Dozens of people asked me how I liked it and I even ended up doing a live interview with Fox Business.

Now that the hype is over I must say that I’m still loving my iPhone 4. It has dropped enough calls to irritate me in the beginning but I just received my free case and it’s slowly become a thing of the past.

I love sending (and receiving) picture and video text which is something I wasn’t able to do on my old phone. Also, being able to record in HD has proven convenient. I had just gotten the Flip video recorder several months before and has since sold it because the iPhone 4 does the same thing.

It’s much faster than any other phone I’ve had and being able to organize my apps into folders has been nice. I haven’t used the Face Time application yet but am looking forward to it.

All in all I’m pleased with my new phone and look forward to the newest creations by Apple.

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