Several times over the past month or so, Cho and I have been in the middle of discussing a topic, requiring directions, or wondering the answer to some miscellaneous question. A pause ensues, and she says, "You know what we need right now?" I'll think, coming to my usual conclusions of: 1. laptop 2. alcohol. Both seem too easy, so I'll say, "What?"
She always replies: "An iPhone!"
I've never seen her so crazy for "hot" technology...perhaps the Church of Hype can save her soul yet?
Now, Cho and I and all the other late (or poor) adopters can send up a cheer, since Apple lowered the iPhone prices by $200! Which means that I can now buy the top of the line iPhone for less because I had patience. This is a lesson which I usually learn the hard way, but not this time -- HA!
So I told The Prof, "For Christmas, first, an iPhone...second, a Breville"... (because the way those things chop almonds is in-sane.) I think he might have been too preoccupied watching the preview of Tim Gunn's Guide To Style to hear me, but we'll see come December 25.
The entire iPod line received a little lunchtime lift in fact, and for the most part, have never looked better. Of course, any moron who'd buy the iPod Touch when s/he could get an iPhone for only $100 more should come to me for a swift, reprimanding smack.
There's a bunch of media coverage surrounding the iPods' update, but I'll sum up::
iPod Shuffle= unpredictable and small, like your grade school crush
iPod Classic= mid-size, sturdy, and reliable, takes you out for pizza after the movie date
iPod Touch= Buy an iPhone, dill
iPod Nano= choad