Wednesday, 4 July 2007

The frenzy continues...

The iPhone is just about all you can see and hear about on TV in the States...well, maybe plus Paris Hilton. As I was nervously picking out my new laptop in the Apple store (yes, I've been a member of the Apple congregation for years now), I couldn't help but notice the shop assistants' t-shirts with 'the wait is almost over' on the front. What the wait was for, I wasn't really quite sure at that point, but after seeing the iPhone on every commercial break on TV, watching David Pogue rave about it, and finally hearing about lines of people in front of Apple stores, it finally hit me - the iPhone was coming out and everyone wanted one. Even today, I found my husband glued to an AT&A window shop after closing hours...

Finally, last Friday, the frenzy climaxed and the iPhone was out - literally out - no shop had any in stock after the day it went on sale. It touched even the uninvolved with my in-laws stuck in a restaurant waiting to be served for over an hour while everyone else in the half-empty restaurant was entranced by another customer's iPhone. What a day. Anyway, if you'd like to follow up on the ups and downs of the iPhone and get to know what went wrong on the big day and thereafter, feel free to follow up on your Apple conversion here...

3 comments:

yonchi said...

I have been forced to buy a cell phone to be controllable. For these years I have finally realized that anything more from it (except an opportunity to call) is not necessary to me. Even a clock on a screen is too much for my measures. Phone should call. This is all. Till now I’m nostalgic about the time when it was rather difficult to find me. That kept the privacy. Some Americans are visiting us at the moment, and one of them doesn’t have a phone and she essentially refuses to have one. Privacy – a great thing.
Functionality (and phone is only a phone for me) - the second great thing.
Funny.
I have some prejudices about the most commercial nation and would tell that that’s marketing. I simply can’t believe that THIS thing is the most important to have. )))

Anonymous said...

Paulina.. There are still no pictures of Houston on your photo album. I am waiting....

Also, how is Budapest? Are you glad to be "home"? We enjoyed your visit. Good luck with all your transitions and starting school! Keep in touch.
Jennifer

Paulina said...

yonchi:

the quality of the pictures on the blog is crap, as i compress them to use less space on blogger.

jen:

i swear, i asked and asked to be taken downtown and take pictures, but it rained all the time! i really don't have any other excuse now, i know...just never got around to doing it really.

i'm glad to be back in budapest, but it is hot as hell right now and there's no AC in most places. our apt stays pretty cool fortunately, but working with kids in this heat is not a dream come true.

we enjoyed hanging out with you guys. hope we can see you in europe sometime soon!