The iPhone 4s, Android, and My Mother
Here’s how it went down, my mom get’s an email from Apple, because she signs up for things she owns, and loves newsletters. “The new iPhone 4s is coming. Hmmm, if I upgrade, I can give this one to your sister,” she says, holding her iPhone 4 in her hand.
Prior to this, we were traveling by SUV through the Redwood National Forest all day, and to my surprise, had missed out on the announcement, completely, so I start to look at the phone and see what’s what.
After a few minutes, I ask, “Why do you need the iPhone 4s? Looks to be about the same as the iPhone 4 you’re holding right there in your hand.” This is where it gets tricky, see, my mother does four things with her phone (in order of usage): sends texts, actually talks on it, checks email, plays solitaire. Granted she takes a picture with it every now and then, and even video, but then she says:
Mom, “I want to hook it up to my laptop and use the Internet”.
Well, right-o, mom, “you can do that with a lot of phones other than the iPhone, and why not do it with some style that doesn’t revolve around iTunes.”
Mom, “Oh I hate iTunes.”
“Alright, mom, Samsung Galaxy S2 is for you. Same price, no iTunes, same phone… faster 3G data”.
Can’t wait to root it for her.
10.5.11 • posted in: Technology