Monthly Archives: July 2008

IPhone 2.0: Not Bad, If You Don’t Mind The Tantrums

Dear iPhone,

Well, it’s been almost three weeks now, my dear friend. I upgraded you with what seemed would be one of your best software versions yet. Promises of third party applications, WPA Enterprise security for your WiFi and Microsoft Exchange support (swoon) were finally, tantalizingly within my grasp.

What happened? Why must you treat me so shabbily? Is it because I had the audacity to want the best for you — indeed, for us? I love how you’ve made me more productive… at least, when you’re not throwing your latest tantrum, that is. The unexpected restarts haven’t caused a problem, at least not so far. Not that I know of…? Sooner or later it’s bound to happen that you’ll reboot just when I really need you. And really, can I trust you not to get all piquish when I’m in the middle of a call? Can I, truly?

And tell me, what’s up with the battery life? I used to go a good, solid day between charges with you. Maybe more. We’ve had a lot of fun together, you and I, and you’ve been quite tolerant and understanding. These days it seems like I can’t even listen to music for more than a few hours and you’re looking like you’re gasping for electrons. I’ve done everything I can think of to salvage our relationship, even sought counsel from your Maker. After that things were a little better for a while, but now you feel cold and distant, again.

I do hope that a visit from Uncle Steve will bring you happiness, and soon. I love you and the things you do for me but I’m just not sure how much longer we can keep going like this. I’m afraid AppleCare won’t be able to help if we don’t do something about this sad, dreary situation we’ve found ourselves in. Know this, though, that if there is any way possible, I will find a way to help you.

I remain, as always, very sincerely yours.