Today’s the day Apple fan boys and fan girls have been waiting for. It’s the day ordinary people can get their hands on the iPhone X. And when I say “ordinary”, I really mean you because I didn’t order one like I had originally planned after watching the Apple iPhone X unveiling event back in September.
But let me back up… This past summer I had a 3-month phonemance with an iPhone 7 Plus. Like most flings, the chemistry between us was good for awhile, but soon the initial attraction wore off and I found myself daydreaming about that cute little green Android. I ultimately had to sit down with the iPhone 7 Plus and have a talk that went something like this.
Me: “iPhone, you look really nice tonight, is that a new wallpaper?”
Me: “Look, I think you’ve been feeling this for awhile too… things just aren’t working out between us anymore.”
Me: “No, no, it’s me, not you. You’ve been great.”
Me: “You have a lot going for you, a great display, great apps, and great accessories. I’m just not feeling the spark between us anymore and I think it’s time to move on.”
Me: “iPhone, you’ll always have a place in my heart, but right now this isn’t our time.”
Whew, that was brutal. A few days later I traded the iPhone 7 Plus for an original Pixel XL and I haven’t looked back. Ok, maybe I did feel a few pangs of regret with the lead up to the iPhone X pre-order day, and the constant chatter about the iPhone X from fellow Gadgeteer writer Dave Rees. But none of the talk and online glam made me want to order one. I ordered the Pixel 2 XL instead and have been happily using it for the past 2 weeks.
Does that mean that I don’t want to get my hands on an iPhone X if only for a few fleeting moments of consensual fondling? No way. I’m The Gadgeteer after all and with that title comes a very high level of gadget curiosity. I will check one out. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon.
Those of you who are getting the iPhone X today, congrats! I hope you have a long and healthy phonemance. Let us know your first impressions in the comments below.
BTW, who else out there can’t seem to call the new iPhone the iPhone 10 instead of the iPhone “ex” all the time?
Dave: “Constant” (chatter) might be a bit strong of a word…Julie… 😉 But I have been pretty excited about getting my hands-on Apple’s next-generation iPhone. Like many others, I set my alarm for a few minutes before midnight last Thursday night and waited for the clock to strike midnight. Compared to some of the horror stories I’ve heard/read about pre-ordering an iPhone X (and yes I call it the EX both in my mind & verbally), my experience was relatively uneventful. The week passed painfully slowly but today is the day!!! I am picking up my package at UPS on my way to meet Ryan (Chapman, another Gadgeteer) at the mall where she is picking hers up from our local Apple Store. We’re doing lunch while checking out our fancy new smartphones. As I am sure many of you are, I’m pleased Apple has gotten into the full screen, OLED game because the likes of the Note 8 and Pixel 2XL are very tempting when compared to iPhone 7 or 8’s stale design. But to each their own, either way, there are many great smartphones to blow our hard-earned dollars on these days…I’m just glad I’m receiving mine day one 😀 .