Just when I thought I had every piece of Apple hardware I could afford, Apple just gave me another reason to rack up credit card debt.
The company unveiled yesterday the latest upgrades to its cadre of products, including the new iPhone 5, with preorders starting Friday. (Even its iconic white earphones got a makeover.)
Still, the centerpiece of the announcement was the iPhone 5, a smaller, sleeker, faster version of the iPhone 4s, which just came out last year.
“Siri, is this what ‘duped’ feels like?”
Here’s the thing: I just got an iPhone. I just bought the iPad 2. I just upgraded to a 27-inch iMac. And the MacBook Air I purchased a couple of years ago is already severely outdated.
Now there’s a new — and better — iPhone and I can’t keep up.
Buy this one, and I promise you, in a year, there will be an even better model. And Siri might be able to understand Hawaiian!
So what does a bill-paying, student loan-owning, tech-loving girl supposed to do?
I guess pony up the $399 and get the new iPhone 5.
Anyone else got the same problem as me?
Wow, you are more wired than I am. I considered ordering the iPhone5, but since I rarely use my TMobile cell phone as it is, I decided to get a new plan with TMobile. It will cost me around $5 per month for around 20-25 minutes.
Sucker…. Did I say that out loud??? Anyways, I own ZERO Apple products because the hype has always been more impressive than the product. Did I also say that out loud?
However, and I’ve said it before, when they finally make a device that lets me do all I want for less than 500 I will buy it. Trouble is that device is about 5 or 6 generations away. Apple hasn’t made it, nor Samsung etc. Until then I will stick with my PC and Droid.
Cat you are a victim of upgrade envy. The way to avoid credit card debt is to wait until the next generation comes out and buy the one before it for less money. Like when iPhone 4 was 99 after the 4s came out. That way you can be ecstatic when the new comes out because the old will be cheaper! Added benefit, all the software patches will be out and the ‘old’ will actually work like it was supposed to when it was new.
World Class Propeller Head
Hello Cat, I don’t have to have the lastest stuff that comes out. As long as what I have now does what I need it to do I’m fine. It’s what I need not what I want. If I get everything that I want and not need I’ll be in debt forever and right now I’m debt free and I want to keep it that way. There’s no end, you can get the lastest item and it will be replaced within a year with a better one.
Hey Cat … all the new tech stuff is like drugs … and so many of you are addicts!!! …
… the drug lords (Apple, etc.) are going slowly keep pumping this stuff out … year after year … tease, excite, and entice the addicts at every turn …
… so happy I’m not caught up in all this frenzy … I see, I want, but I resist!!! … can’t believe I have the restraint to hold back …
… but dammit!!! … I might just have to get the iphone 4 now that it’s FREE!!! …
… well FREE unless the data charges hit me!!! …