It’s no secret that I am in love with my iPhone. It’s never more than a foot away from me at all times, and I have been known to make special provisions to my day to accommodate exciting iPhone happenings. Since the 3G was released in Canada in 2008, I’ve been on the front line of Team iOS and a bit of a rabid fangirl about the whole thing. I upgraded to the 3GS, then the 4, then the 4S, all without hesitation, and looked forward to each new launch with a full bladder and an empty wallet.
And yet .. the rumours swirling around the iPhone 5 are causing me all the angst ever.
Until the official launch event in September, no one is really sure what the deal is with the iPhone 5 (or if it’ll even be called that). I’ve read rumours that it’ll be bigger, smaller, faster, slower, made from glass, look like water, have tentacles, give you reacharounds, smell like cookies – too much conflicting information to properly get an idea of what to expect. Most sites reporting on the rumours do agree upon two things, though: the new iPhone will be bigger, and will use a 19-pin connector instead of the 30-pin that’s been the standard since 2003.
Having to get all new cases when I switched from the 3GS to the 4 was a pain in the ass, but secretly I didn’t care – I change the look of my phone as often as I change my mind. That being said, I don’t particularly want to do it AGAIN mostly because when I like something, I like it a LOT:
I think that’s all of them – all the ones I could find, at least. Most of them are cosmetic, but a few serve very specific purposes and get used often, and replacing them would be expensive. In this, the dawn of my New Fiscal Responsibility, spending many money on plastic shells (even if they do awesome things) simply isn’t in the cards: I *want* to upgrade my phone; I’ve budgeted for it – but I may skip it altogether, because I am just that annoyed.
All the cases I have are one thing – the new connector is another marble in my ass entirely. Off the top of my head, we have at least ten 30-pin connectors in the house and they all get used regularly. It’s not even a matter of simply replacing them all; Ed has 2 iPhone 4 devices he has to use and we share cables where we can. Needing to buy new cables, even the bare minimum to keep me seeped in full battery goodness at all times, will run into the hundreds and that just plain sucks.
Why you gotta do it, Apple? Why you gotta break my balls like this?
Yeah, I know this post is a text book example of First World Problems and Whining, but cut me some slack – it’s a slow news day, I’m working from home without any Diet Coke, it’s roasting in the Lady Cave, and I can’t leave because I’m waiting for FedEx to arrive with my PAX passes. Also, it’s Hump Day. I should go find someone to hump so I’m not so annoyed at this hypothetical iPhone situation.