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23 September 2016 @ 03:03 pm
I got a new phone!  
I signed up with the iPhone upgrade program last year when I got a 6S, so my time had come, and yesterday I made an appointment and went down to the Apple Store to pick up a 7.

If I had gotten a 128gb model last year, I wouldn't have bothered to get get a new phone. It's not a huge upgrade in performance or battery life and the removal of the headphone jack is an active inconvenience for me, since I listen to podcasts for my entire time at work and thus go through about a battery and a half in a workday. But the other active inconvenience for me is that every smartphone I've ever bought, I've never had enough space on it. I've always thought that I'd have plenty of space when I updated phones and I've always been wrong, so this time I sprung for the 256gb model...and now I have 150gb unused after stuffing it full of podcasts and putting almost all my music on it. It does mean I'm future-proofed, at least.

The actual process went fine, other than the AT&T activation, which required none of the info I had brought and did require info I didn't have. Though the account password turned out handy, when I had to log into AT&T after my phone had already been reset to get my father's cell phone number since I was calling from the saleman's phone and so my parents didn't pick up because it was an unregistered number. Once it was all sorted out and I had tested it by calling softlykarou, I got home, updated the backup, and everything was good to go.

I'm amazed that I'm still using the same information from my first iPhone from 2008, but I've never had a phone get corrupted or anything get reset. For me, it really does Just Work.

Also already ordered a case that's in tune with my aesthetic.
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast
q99q99 on September 23rd, 2016 11:34 pm (UTC)
Woo, new phone :) I got a new one recently too. I don't think I *needed* it in the same way you needed storage, but, well, support for the old model was being phased out, so...
dorchadasdorchadas on September 24th, 2016 12:09 am (UTC)
I think phasing out is a pretty good reason for a new one!