I’m Late to the Party, but Oh What a Party
I just migrated to an iPhone 5 less than a week ago.
I was a Blackberry user for 9 years in my business, then jumped on the Droid bandwagon about 22 months ago. I thought that change would be harder than it was, especially after being used to the Blackberry key board and all that entails.
It was not a big deal, and easier than I expected.
Oh, there was a learning curve of course, and my normal impatience with new technology – you know, wanting to know how to do it all right away and hating having to take time to learn. I wanted instant expertise and competence.
Things were good for about a year, then started to go downhill. I began having problems with apps freezing up or closing unexpectedly, among other little weird things. It was gradual, but deteriorated over several months. Ultimately I had to do a factory reset to “cure” the problems. That was OK except having to reload the apps I used. And I lost a bunch of contact info despite backing it up.
All was well for a few months and problems started all over again. Factory reset, etc., etc.
My frustrations finally got the best of me and I hit the Verizon store for a new smartphone. I was told my particular Droid was kinda “buggy” (no kidding) when I shared my experiences. Long story short – I went to the iPhone 5 (no 5S available), having talked to a bunch of people who were users/lovers.
So, yes, it took a while to get to the iPhone. Needless to say it has been a great experience, and an easy transition. Apps are working the way they should, it’s fast, and I am able to do so much more and quickly. Just started playing with the video (there seems to be an issue uploading directly to YouTube – any thoughts?) but the quality of video and photos is excellent. I’m still a little impatient that I don’t know how to do it all right away but that’s normal don’t you think?
I missed the AR webinar on apps.
Any favorites you are using that are “must haves?”
I still remember the first iPhone I saw years ago at an AR gathering in Del Mar when it first came out. Of course it was very impressive. Millions have joined the party. It just took me a while but glad I made it.