After my hand-in-the-toilet-to-save-my-iPhone incident (which I feel will really define me now as it has the most number of hits on this blog!), I called up Globe immediately to ask about my loyalty rewards (I’ve had my Globe number since after college and I am a good customer). It took them about 20 minutes to answer my call and another 20 minutes to tell me that I should proceed to the business center to ask about the iPhone 4 (sigh, why am I even loyal?).
Good thing the customer service guy in Glorietta was competent and was able to answer my questions. He was also able to give me an iPhone 4 32GB for about P15k ($340) as long as I maintained my P1,800 plan. The 16GB was only P9k with a plan but I figured I’d get the higher-storage version now that I can take good photos with it.
The iPhone 4 is beautiful. It looks like a mini version of my MacBookPro. I’m still studying the new functions but I love the voice control. It’s nothing new. My old Nokia in 2003 had voice control too but like anything Apple, this one just makes it sooo pretty and neat.
The next day, the first thing I did before even taking it out with me was to bring it to Digital Hub Greenhills, my favorite store for anything Mac, where they put screen protectors for the front and the back. Screen protectors prevent scratches, facial oil smudges and dust (and partly, in my old iPhone’s case, toilet water ickiness). We don’t have a portable gadget without a screen protector.
The staff in Digital Hub even install it for free and they have this super OC way of doing it — cleaning and re-cleaning the surface, using Scotch tape to pick up bits of dust, applying and re-applying to remove the bubbles. It was fun to watch (Haha. Yes, I have weird choices for entertainment).
I don’t really use phone cases. I just put it in the phone pocket in my bag or the bag organizer. Like DH always says, a case takes away the beauty of an Apple gadget. It also takes longer to answer your phone.
I have put my old iPhone in our limbo storage box – where gadgets await sentencing. I am still contemplating on giving it to DD to replace her Gen 1 iPod Touch with no speaker. However, whenever I see my old iPhone I am reminded of the horror bath tub scene in Changeling (the one with George C. Scott and not the one with Angelina) combined with the Harry Potter scene with Aragog and her babies crawling (representing viruses). Argggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!
(Sigh) Goodbye Gen 1 iPhone. Like all my previous Apple babies, I will miss you. I am soooo sorry.