So I've always kind of prided myself on not being one to succumb to peer pressure, or follow the herd. While I'm by no means ALTERNATIVE or anything like that, I like to do things my own way. Which is one of the reasons why I've always bucked everything Apple-related.
I've never used a MacBook. When everyone else was jumping on the iPod wagon, I tried every other brand I could try of mp3 player instead, and am now on my second Sony Walkman. Which I love.
And we all know that it was only September last year where I was denouncing the iPhone as something I would never ever be seen dead with.
But now . . . I am starting to consider it.
I can hardly believe I am saying this but Apple is starting to wear me down.
I'm due a phone upgrade in about a month and today I admitted to myself that I am seriously considering going for an iPhone.
WHAT THE FUCK??? This is not me!!! I don't give in to this sort of pressure.
But I'm thinking about it.
First of all, there was the fact that some of my favourite coolest bloggers have one. Like Smidge. And Helen. Grr grr GRRR. In Edinburgh, it seemed such a handy thing. Smidge could find out when the next bus was due with the touch of a button. Never mind the fact I don't even USE buses, it seemed so cool.
Then there's my colleague (three out of six of my team-members have iPhones, by the way, which somehow repels AND attracts me further to the Dark Side all at once) who has the most awesome shell covers for his phone, in fabulous colours such as bright purple and this FABULOUS, I-want-it-so-much-I-could-DIE greeny-blue one. I used to have a nokia 82-10 which I could change the covers on. (I lost it the night I snogged the 18 year old I mentioned two posts ago). I LOVED being able to make my phone look different.
If I had an iPhone I could DO this. I could have a phone that changed colour, personality every day . . . but remained the same all at once!!!
Oh and my sister has a protective cover on hers which also doubles as a mirror. Which would be very handy for those moments when my eye-make-up decides to make a break for it. It could single-handedly help me prevent the accidental-Alice-Cooper-impersonation. Which can only be a good thing. Right?
But it was when I realised a couple of my colleagues were playing some Scrabble-type game with each other that I couldn't play BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE AN IPHONE . . . that was the final straw. As I wailed to my colleague today . . . "It's not fair! If I had an iPhone, I could play scrabble with you too!" He looked a bit taken aback and told me not to worry, he would play scrabble with me on Facebook if I wanted. "It's not the same," I pouted.
For the record, I don't think I even LIKE Scrabble that much. It's just the principle of the matter.
Not having an iPhone is making me feel left out. :(
I don't want to be uncool anymore.
I love my little pink Blackberry, I really do. And I had thought that we would be happy together forever. I've even saw a lovely dark purple model I could probably upgrade to. (And of all the colours of phones available in the world, a purple phone is always the colour I have wanted most. Honest.) But . . . lately I'm starting to make eyes elsewhere.
I posted on twitter about it earlier, asking for advice, for a phone that is LIKE an iPhone but not one, and now I'm even more confused. Palm Pre, HTC Evo, Desire, Hero, Droid . . . I liked the Dell Streak but have been informed that it is not really a phone?
Then there's the pretty phones that I'm not sure what they do but they look good. Like the aforementioned Purple BlackBerry. Or the phone that has a white quilted back. Or the pink one that looks like a jewel.
No matter what I choose of them though, I feel like I may regret just going against everything I believe in, succumbing to the pressure and buying the damn iPhone.
Even if I DO hate myself forever for doing so.
Apple? You have a lot to bloody answer for, I can tell you!