My last post’s title is wrong. Though to be fair, I did qualify what I meant later on in the post, I feel a little silly about it now.
First off, I have an iPhone 3GS, and I really like it so far. Secondly, I didn’t even pay the discounted retail price for it, so my sentiment about the price not justifying the features still stands. However, for what I paid for it, it’s definitely worth it.
My dad recently joined the ranks. When he was deciding what kind of phone to get, I showed him my iPhone, and he seemed genuinely impressed. He decided to get one. Then, in looking at pricing, he debated the 3G for $99 or the 3GS for $199. Then he thought of a third scenario. He’d get the 3GS, and let me pay the difference, then he’d take my recently replaced 3G with a brand new Apple Care plan on it, and I’d take the new one.
Dad has a 3-week old 3G and I have a 3GS now. When we separated this morning from the AT&T store, he was confident he could make and answer calls. After a brief session with some of the apps last week, we now know that Dad wants the Google app, Vlingo and a few others neither of us could remember.
Saturday, I’ll be heading over to his place to get him fully set-up, with Wi-Fi at the house, the apps he wants and an overall comfort level with his phone.
With the enhanced camera and video camera, I’ll try to get some more stuff up on my site more often. Maybe I’ll put up a cool image gallery or something, instead of the turd of a photo page I have now.
By the way, looking at some site data for my blog, I found that a few dozen people found my site by a goofy joke I’d typed in the last post about the iPhone 3GS+. This is how rumors get started…