I know it’s that time of year when everything should be all about the giving and not receiving, but I want my iPhone 4S now! (Yes, this should conjure up an image of Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka.) Apple is playing with my emotions and it’s just not fair.
I’ve been waiting for an iPhone for a good amount of time now. Let’s just say four years. Maybe more. I’ve lost count. Why so long? Well, I have been a loyal Verizon customer for at least 10 years and I have never wanted to switch to AT&T. I knew in my heart that one day, the iPhone would be available on more than just one carrier. So I waited patiently. I pined. I longed. Then the fateful day came when the iPhone 4 was released by Verizon. Oh happy day! Alas, I still had a year or more on my two year contract and I couldn’t justify spending $500 on a phone.
November 30, 2011. The day my two year contract was up for renewal and my phone upgrade discount would take effect. I logged in to my account, fingers twitching with excitement…GodDamnMother….
Backordered.The 4S was f’n backordered. I thought to myself, no biggie, I can wait the 16 days until it ships out. I clicked order and wished myself a merry little Christmas.
December 16th. The day of days. I woke up with a gleam of excitement in my eyes. Today the iPhone would make its journey to my loving hands. Today I would be one product (ahem-iPad2) away from the infinite Apple technology loop. Amidst the excitement, something felt awry. I hadn’t received a shipment notice. Hmmm, that seemed odd, so I tracked the status of my order…GodDamnMother….
December 23rd. December 23rd!!!! Now it’s shipping to me on December 23rd. Let the loud groaning ensue. UGH! I feel like a junkie waiting for my next fix. All I want to do is hold that amazing Smartphone (equipped with Siri) in my hand. My Droid knows it too. The Droid feels my lack of love and resentment that I’ve had to spend a whole more month with it. This must be a test of wills. A joke among the Apple Gods. How much longer must I wait???
Pretty much all of my sentiments can be summarized in the following video. My loving husband told me the video reminded him of me. Being compared to a fake Hitler…I’m not sure how I feel about that.