An Open Letter To My iPhone
I know we’ve been together for a few years, but we need to talk. When we first got together, you were the best thing since sliced bread. I mean I could have my email on my phone and text in class without the noise of pushing buttons. I could check the weather from the palm of my hand. And the apps! Apps on apps on apps. Seriously, you were everything I ever wanted.
I remember the first time your screen shattered, which put me out $200. I was almost done then, but I just couldn’t break it off. With your new screen, you were looking pretty great. And then you fell into a drink and kept going into airplane mode. It was so annoying. I thought it was over, but I had a really nice salesperson at the AT&T store that gave me a discount on a replacement. Then last year I upgraded to the iPhone 4, and we’ve been pretty happy for the most part.
Sure, you close out of apps a lot. Especially Pinterest and Instagram. We’ve had a blast on Twitter and with Fruit Ninja. Don’t even get me started on how organized I’ve been with Evernote. When you got iMessage and emojis, I was definitely in love. You’ve been the best. Then you went iPhone 4S on me while you were still working perfectly fine, but of course the iOS update didn’t include Siri. What the hell was that?
Your home button broke so I have to use that stupid touchscreen assist button that moves all over my screen. And now your battery only lasts for a few hours. Every morning, you’re fully charged and by the time I get off the subway and into my office you’re at like 80%. Even after I close all of my running apps, you still can’t make it to lunch without being at 60%. It’s ridiculous! I know I use you a lot, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t last all day. If I don’t charge you in the middle of the day and end up going out after work, I’m screwed. You’re just really throwing a wrench in everything, iPhone.
I’m really looking forward to your new iPhone 5 coming out this month, but your battery life better drastically improve. I don’t want to give you an ultimatum, I just feel like it’s necessary this time. We’ve been through a lot, and I don’t want to let you go. I’m not sure I can start hooking up with Android.
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Caitlin is a graduate of the University of Alabama who has an obsession with cupcakes, coffee, and Harry Potter. She always has random fun facts and is now working for an awesome company in New York City. Follow her fabulous life @caitlincorsetti. You’re welcome!