Last Friday I bit the bullet and bought the new iPhone 4. For a while I had been poo-pooing iPhones and their seemingly crazy, obsessive fans. I was comfortable with the buttons on my Blackberry. Being a tactile person, feeling the buttons under my fingers was familiar to me. I couldn't imagine using a touch-screen and not having as much control - or so I thought.
When we were away on vacation a couple of weeks ago, I tried using my husband's iPhone. We navigated with it, found restaurants, and looked up activities. The ease of use amazed me, as well as the sensitivity of the touch-screen. My fingers weren't too clumsy to type, as I thought they would be. So, instead of getting a new Blackberry when my contract was up for renewal, I indulged in an iPhone. (I am also planning to use it for credit card sales via the MerchantWARE app.)
Since I've brought it home, I haven't been able to stop playing with it! Never did I think I'd be so excited about a gadget. I'm so low-fi, I thought all the apps and features would be confusing. Not yet! I've downloaded some apps, watched some YouTube vids and created radio stations on Pandora. It's so awesome! Last night I splurged and bought the Hipstamatic app. For those of you who already have iPhones, you're probably thinking to yourselves - big whoop. But if you're familiar with my Etsy shop, you may have noticed my merch photos. I really love taking pictures and making them look pretty. Hipstamatic does that for you. While I will continue to take my pottery photos with my regular camera, I took some test shots with my iPhone just for kicks. What do you think?