Thursday, April 10, 2014

I is for iPhone

This month I'm participating in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is indulgences. Today's letter is:


It's my constant companion, wherever I am during the day. It's by my side when I work, sleep, eat, and rest. What is it?



It's my iPhone!


Is it an indulgence? Not in itself. But it holds a large number of indulgences in one place.

They say the next iPhone will be even better. I'm counting the months until its fall release. This is just someone's guess of how it will look, but doesn't it look fun?



Do you feel your smartphone is an indulgence?




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27 comments:

  1. Stephanie,

    I must be one of the few people who don't have an iPhone. If I spent more time away from home I might find one useful. Instead I am never far away from my laptop!

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  2. It's your outsourced knowledge in your pocket ;-). But in many ways it has done life much easier...

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  3. I have a Lucid and it's the first cell phone I've ever had (got it last year). I love it, and don't know how I survived without it, lol. I don't know if I'll always have a smart phone in the future, but I'll definitely always have a cell phone!

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  4. I've never seen a Lucid. I'll have to look that one up!

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  5. iPhones are an amazing invention! Love mine as well...although I don't sleep with it! Lol. :)

    I don't think I've tapped into all of its capabilities yet. I should...

    Love the quote and also the "predicted" look of the new iPhone--pretty cool.

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  6. I should add--that's not the official iPhone 6 or iPhone Air or whatever it's going to be called. It's a prediction. Many people are saying the screen will extend to the edge and the "bezel" (what we call the rim around the phone) will be touchscreen rather than buttons.

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  7. I have yet to own one. I'm sure they're great, and one of these days I'll be able to afford it (the coverage, at any rate). :)

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  8. I know, David. Because of my freelance writing business and my husband using his for work, our bill is tax deductible, but he has to have an unlimited plan...and for some reason that means I have one, too, with the whole family deal. I don't even want to think about what I'm paying for my phone each month...but it's my lifeline to my clients. (Mostly because of email.)

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  9. I had to laugh because I remember life before my iphone - when I couldn't settle an argument with a google search in the car or take a picture of every meal I ate while on vacation. It's sad to think of how powerful this tool is and instead of educating ourselves we use it to play Fruit Ninja. Sign*

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  10. I like the internet ALWAYS capability, but I cringe at the constantly being connected aspect. I think there are times we have to pull away and really just be a human. Without an electronic device. Sometimes.

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  11. I have resisted getting one but you make it very tempting. All things in good time.

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  12. I love my Samsung s4 but wonder if maybe the iPhone is better?

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  13. Yes, I do think that my IPhone is an indulgence and I think we often are way too attached to them. I try to detach myself occasionally but it's rarely. I can't even imagine not having "instant information." Blessings!

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  14. We recently got rid of our iPhones or any smartphone/cellphone and went back to a landline. We're fortunate enough that my hubby only works 5 minutes from the house so we didn't feel the need for one anymore.

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  15. I recently converted from Android to iPhone. No looking back here. I heart my iPhone.

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  16. My husband loves his Android phone, so I'd say it's a smartphone thing. I'm just used to the iPhone format, since I've had one since 2010. After my experiences with Windows 8 and all the driver conflicts, I'm guessing I'll also become a Mac person in about two years, when this Vaio laptop outlives its semi-usefulness.

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  17. Oh boy I don't have an I Phone. I have a $ pay as you go and that's works for me. My friend calls me retro gal

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  18. Ugh, to me it's somewhere between a necessity and an addiction. I appreciate everything I can do with it, but I hate how tied to it I am!

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  19. My iPhone is my constant companion. Enjoyed your post for making me acknowledge it.

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  20. Sadly I confess that I have not updated my phone yet to the wonderful world of I. I am sure I will be much more connected and distracted when I do though.

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  21. I don't have a smart phone yet. I'm afraid it will take over my life! My laptop is bad enough.

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  22. I feel my smart phone is smarter than me :)

    We just upgraded to smart phones this past December (we're always last on the block for getting into technology, LOL). I'm still learning it and will probably continue to learn it :)

    betty

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  23. Hi Stephanie,

    This is my first visit to your page via the A-Z April Challenge.

    I am a new iPhone user and still in the process of discovering the many ways owning one can make my life easier :)

    And wow! That's the look for the incoming model. My bf mentioned he is waiting for it. He was quite envious when I got my 5s so I told him why not change yours since your subscription is due this April anyways. And he mention the new one will be even better. Now I understand ;-) Thanks to your post.

    I wish you a happy weekend!

    Cheers,
    Maria

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  24. I still have a Dumb Phone. It makes calls and texts. The service is also super affordable. My brother is an EMS captain in Tucson. He has a Crackberry, and he's never without it.

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  25. I can't even think of my Android phone as an indulgence anymore! Without it, I'd spend tons of time driving around lost, be caught at work having to remove snow from my car without any mittens, be forced to read old magazines while waiting for appointments, go to the grocery store and forget to get the most important items, and much worse.

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  26. It's fun, but I have to abide by rules with it. Like not leaving it in my bedroom at night. Like not using it in the bathroom. I heard 10% of Iphones are dropped in the toilet!

    Maui Jungalow

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  27. I was resistant to get a smartphone for so long. I am glad I finally did, it comes in handy with all the travel I like to do. I still haven't found a game I like though, maybe it's best to use it for function over fun.

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