Hello iPhone 5, Goodbye Old Mindset
After dealing with a data plan overage scare, I finally got my hands on my new iPhone 5. As you can tell, I’m not a fanboy as I waited for a month. Better late than ever as my old 3GS was just not cutting it anymore. What did I think? For a second I thought of videotaping the box opening, but that’s a bit too much. Here’s the tale of the tape!
What A Box
I’ve proclaimed this to friends before, but Apple boxes are pieces of art. Incredible design and it’s breath taking just opening them up. If the boxes are this great, no wonder what’s inside the box adds up to the most valuable company in the world.
I thought voice activated commands was a waste of time, but I quickly ate those words. I tested Siri and directions to my closest shopping center. I recall a friend sent me an email using Siri while he was driving. I hate to say it, but that email was the most concise and easy to understand email he has ever sent me!
Need For Speed
Like I mentioned before, my 3GS was grinding to a halt. It would take a couple of seconds to open up applications or my camera. There were times my app would crash as well. As for my camera, priceless pictures were lost because of the slight delay.
I quickly snapped up pictures and video of Baby Buck. The quality improvement over the 3GS was mind-blowing. HD quality? Get out of here! Now I also don’t have to worry about missing a shot.
Size Matters, Sharper Screen
You immediately notice the difference of the bigger screen and how thin and light it feels in your hand. The unbelievable Retina Display is a feast for your eyes as every icon is crystal clear.
The biggest feature improvement isn’t even on the phone itself. I have finally embraced a new mindset. In the past, squeezing nickels and dimes for savings provided great joy. However, unknown to me at the time, I was sacrificing time and efficiency. To be honest, the value of the money I was saving trumped any time or energy saved.
I was quite status quo, saving via the Latte Factor, and merrily making the best of what was given to me. This mindset kept me out of financial trouble and for that I am thankful. But I never really pushed my envelope or thought outside of the box. A friend of mine reminded me working smarter is better than working harder. So true as I finally understand the meaning of “Time Is Money”. Don’t mind me as I have to get back to my new iPhone to pay my bills, check my social media, and take more priceless pictures of Baby Buck.
You may or may not have an iPhone, but more importantly is your current mindset better than the one before? If not, what can you do to “upgrade” it?