I Heart my iPhone
My boys, ages 3 and 5, also adore my phone. I have to admit that I use the iPhone as a virtual babysitter on a regular basis. The boys play number games with the Dotty Math app; they stretch Sponge Bob and make him giggle; they watch shows on the PBS Sprout application and videos on the iPod; we read stories with the Kindle app; the boys we all play with the Light Saber app;and I'm even teaching my 5 year old the basics of photo composition with the Genius camera application.
I use my iPhone for all the basics: email, organization, etc..., but I also use it to store sample poses for photo sessions; to find the closest bathrooms when I'm out with the boys; to look up items in my Nikon D300 camera manual; to keep track of the boys' shot records and other medical information; to read books and, of course, to upload to Facebook and Twitter on the go.
So, when my iPhone broke while I was doing a routine update, I was despondent. And after spending several hours following all the suggestions on the Apple support page, a little annoyed. So I reluctantly made an appointment with an Apple Genius at my local Apple Store. For the 2 1/2 days I suffered through without my iPhone, I felt like my arm had been amputated.
I had a 2:30 appointment and a little time to kill while they worked on my phone, so I lusted over all of the Macs and checked out all of the iPhone accessories. While I was waiting, Robin Williams showed up. That's right. Robin Williams. He had a show nearby last night and made an appointment at the Apple store with the Geniuses to have some memory upgrades done to his Mac. His appointment just happened to be at the same time as mine.
Robin Williams was just as nice and gracious and funny in person as he is on TV. He posed for about 5,000 photos with pretty much everyone in the store and I talked to him, told him what a huge fan I was, and shook his hand. But I was iPhone-less. And it was killing me! Here I was, in the Apple store with Robin Williams for a good 30 minutes and I couldn't: (a) tweet it; (b) take a photo; or (3) post to Facebook. While I was lamenting about this to one of the Apple employees, another employee volunteered to take a photo of me on her phone and then she emailed it to me.
When I asked Mr. Williams if he would pose for a photo with me, he said, "Sure! Why not? It's like a petting zoo in here." The man can't help but be funny. It's just who he is!
Oh and the Apple Geniuses fixed my phone.
So, yeah, my iPhone broke after only 2 months, but they fixed it and I got to meet Robin Williams. Now, that's service! And yet another reason to love my iPhone.