The Big Thank You for Day 3: Apple Computers

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Real Estate Agent with RLAH Real Estate AB95346

Yesterday, my new iPhone 7 arrived, and I am in Wow Mode!

First, they were out and back ordered, and they promised delivery on or before December 5th.  It arrived on November 16th - the first under-promise-over-deliver element of the transaction.  

When I got it out of the box, I was a little clueless about how to transfer all the data and get it up and running.  So it was off to T-Mobile, my mobile carrier, and they cheerfully did it all for me.  No charge.  

And once it was set up, the phone impressed.  It doesn't have an earphone jack, but it has an earphone that plugs into the power cord slot and works perfectly.   I took this picture tonight after dark on my way to my car after an appointment.  And I realized that this tiny little camera was better than my big old fancy Nikon that weighed a bunch of pounds and was complicated.  And this little number has a terrific lens that works well for wide angle shots.   

And it's more or less waterproof.  I've had a few incidents of dropping phones into more than damp places - luckily I had phone insurance that replaced the phone.   

But what I'm trying to say is that Apple products are special. The designs are attractive.  They work.  They last a long time.  They are cutting edge.  And they tend to be sold at places that provide great service.   

And at this moment, I am really thankful for the people who work for Apple designing and manufacturing these products - including the MacBook that I'm using to write this post and the iPhone that does everything else!

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Tammy Lankford,
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I love my apple products.  I generally skip a generation, but my 6 is having "issues" so that may not be an option this time.

Nov 17, 2016 01:22 PM #1
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Patricia Kennedy
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Tammy, I do the same thing.  I couldn't resist the camera on the 7!

Nov 17, 2016 01:52 PM #2
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I'm graetful to to Apple computers becasue I have saved a ton on not having techs in my house constantly with PC problems and viruses. We just order at $3500 MBP to replace my wife's 5 year old MBP and will do a review after we get it in December.

Nov 17, 2016 10:05 PM #3
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Joe, you're right on with the virus issues.  Sometimes I feel like I'm too complacent, but taking reasonable care with an Apple product seems to do the trick.  And when it doesn't?  That's why they invented the Genius kids!

Nov 17, 2016 10:19 PM #4
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Pat - I got my first Mac in 1984, and have been a huge Apple fan ever since, even though I had to switch in 2001 because of a need to use certain Windows software for work. Our phones have been iPhones since they came out and I'd never switch. (And I thought Mary was the only one who dropped her phone in the potty :)

Nov 18, 2016 04:21 AM #5
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The only Apple I own is my iPad and I don't really use it that often.  I've never jumped on the Apple bandwagon figuring it would require a learning curve. That photo is amazing!

Nov 18, 2016 05:19 AM #6
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Pat,

 I have 6plus and it has slowly takent the place of my Nikon too...I take it on trips but leave it at the Hotel.....not ready to give it up completely yet!

Nov 18, 2016 05:52 AM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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The picture quality on iPones and other cellphones continues to improve and impress!  We are rapidly approaching a day when it will be mostly unnecessary to lug around an additional camera, other than for very serious photography!

Nov 18, 2016 08:27 AM #8
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Hello Pat

Most of my photographs are taken with a Apple 6+ and VB will be picking up his Mac Pro 19 inch this weekend in Las Vegas.

Nice colorful photo ...

Nov 18, 2016 10:41 AM #9
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Waiting for my iPhone 7 and great to hear you are happy with yours, Pat. I am looking forward to taking camera shots; have heard from others that it does a terrific job,

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Pat is this the one that communicates with China directly? I read some stuff today on the Internet that some of the phone down load data.... No on a more important matter what an awesome Photo, Endre

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Dick, Mary isn't the only one whose iPhone suffered that fate!  I'm not sure I want to test out the waterproofing on this one, even though it's supposed to be water "resistant".

Nov 18, 2016 02:12 PM #12
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Sharon, switching to an Apple computer does have a learning curve, and there might have been a time or two when I wanted to hurl it through the window at work.  But after the first couple of weeks, I felt it was more than worth the effort.

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Yolanda, the iPhone sure weighs a lot less than the Nikon and all the lenses I carry around!  

Nov 18, 2016 02:15 PM #14
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Myrl, I'm guessing it will completely replace the point and shoot cameras.

Nov 18, 2016 02:16 PM #15
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Bob, I had fun with the phone in Rock Creek Park today!  The camera is a lot better than the one on my old iPhone.

Nov 18, 2016 02:17 PM #16
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Jane, you can post lots of photo blogs!

Nov 18, 2016 02:18 PM #17
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Endre, if China wants my spam, they can have it!  It's not like I'm the Secretary of State or anything like that!

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