I have a little bit of phone envy going on. The husband left the house this morning at 5.30 with his mate to queue to get an iPhone 4S. I stayed in bed.
Now I kind of wish I went too. I know it’s not worth me spending money to get the latest Mac must have. My iPhone 4 with IOS5 is more than adequate. BUT I know when he’s bossing Siri around, and doing other such fancy things, I will be jealous. I will get bitter. I’m already jealous and bitter and he hasn’t even started showing off yet. And he will show off. Believe me he will.
So what am I jealous about? Well Siri mainly. I have IOS5, and yes it’s def’ slicker with some nice little extras. I adore that if you double click the home button, you can get straight to your camera even when the phone is locked. As an Instragram lover, that’s a proper bonus.
But it’s Siri I want. I want to be able to boss her about, I want my own Personal Assistant. I spend a lot of time travelling to clients, and life would be so much easier if I could TELL her what needed to be organised, what messages could be sent and get her to text the childminder letting her know I am going to be late … again. If it works as well as the demo that is.
Looking at the reviews, Siri isn’t flawless but is bloody excellent. Joshua Topolsky at the Washington Post writes “ Siri. This is arguably one of the most meaningful updates to the iPhone we’ve ever seen“. Sulk.
And don’t even get me started on the 8MP front-facing camera, with its five-element lens, facial recognition and image stabilisation. Double sulk.
I know I don’t need it, but I also know I do bloody want it – even though I have been saying on twitter I don’t. I have changed my mind. Instead I shall have to listen to the endless bragging and showing off of the husband and his equally big headed friend. The bastards.