I haven’t touched on my Vancouver Girl iPhone series in a while but I figure with its presence in the movie last night, and the Apple Store opening last weekend, it was time for a revival. What makes this latest edition special? It’s a hybrid iPhone series AND Link Fest.
– First off, a quick note that ties into last night’s Sex and the City Movie. Carrie is admittedly, as always, technologically challenged. When I opened up the 24 Hours this morning I saw a neat article about the “Geek Chic” toys used by the girls in the film however knowing my gadgets I found it was inaccurate (not to be too picky, because it was a really cute concept).
But to get things straight, Carrie does not own a MacBook Air in the movie, but a MacBook Pro. Also, Samantha is the one with the iPhone.
– The Apple Store opened up downtown last week and John Biehler was there taking pics and checking the place out.
Note: There is no cashier or checkout, just a roaming hand-held wireless device and they can email you a receipt so you actually don’t have to touch or sign anything. Oh, and they’ll butter you up and tell you that you have a pretty name and face – although John says that’s just all a part of the “Apple Experience”.
– I got my fancy shmancy bedazzled iPhone case down at Bellis Fair for $12. It’s a nice little hard case that isn’t too heavy and it’s a nice change up from the silicone wrap that I got at the Crystal Mall in Burnaby (and that I got for my birthday from John Biehler). I’m not sure how long it will last as I’m already noticing some peeling so I’ll be switching it back to my other pink covers pretty soon. It’s just nice to have variety.
Final note, I’ve heard a lot of people lately talking about how their clients, friends or bosses have recently purchased iPhones and have no idea how to work them. I have to say that if you’re already familiar with Macs, then you have a far better chance of understanding and catching on to the iPhone. If you are coming from Windows and Blackberry land the learning curve could be steep so be prepared.
From personal experience, I know there was certainly some stress involved while trying to comprehend the simplicity of Apple after so many years in PC land. I would suspect someone going from a Nokia to an iPhone wouldn’t know how to automatically start setting up their email, installing apps etc.
However, there’s a huge support system of iPhone’rs in Vancouver as well so make sure you do some research – “slide to unlock” is the first step.
**This is not discouraging anyone from buying an iPhone, I would say the same thing about buying a car that isn’t an automatic if you haven’t ever driven stick before… err which I kind of also did ;-)**