I did, actually.
“Why, Candace?” Because my previous 4S decided that it no longer wanted to ring or vibrate or function like a normal phone – and was so out of space I was habitually deleting photos to make room - and I’ve been due for an upgrade has been up for a few months now – a new phone was almost burning a hole in my pocket. So when I got wind of the release date of Apple‘s new 5c and 5S phones, I knew I wanted one.
We’re all a little nerdy about something, right? If my first and final submission to the nerd blog is centered around me being an Apple fangirl, I’m OK with it.
Apple releases a new model yearly, and considering most folks have a two-year contract, it doesn’t always mesh well. That was my case. I had the 4S, and I skipped the 5 because I wasn’t due – and I really didn’t want to deal with the new charger.
Apple recently announced the 5C – a cheaper version with all kinds of crazy colors – and a the 5S – better camera, new colors and has a fingerprint scanner. Cool. Perfect timing.
And today was finally the day that I could own one.
I knew the ATT store at South Ridge would open at 8 a.m., so I drove up at about 7:50 a.m. I had decided that if the line was long, I wouldn’t stay. I did have to be at work at 9 a.m., so I wasn’t trying to wait too long. I saw only a few people in line, so I parked and waited my turn. I didn’t realize there were about a dozen or so people in front of me around the corner.
But by the time I realized that, I was too invested in waiting. I was about 20 people back, and the ATT folks had already said there was enough for us. However, they did not have any gold or silver. Just “Space Gray.”
When I was near the front of the line, they ran out of 16GB. That’s okay, I had my heart set on the 64, anyway.
Once I finally got inside, around 9:20 or so, it was fairly painless. I knew what I want. I knew I had my stuff backed up, so I asked if there was trade-in value for my 16GB 4S. $200. Wow. That cut the price of my phone in half. And I was at work by 10 a.m. (shh, don’t tell my boss).
I’d tell you how I like it, but I really don’t know yet. I’ve been too busy working and then writing this blog, so. Here’s my opportunity.