IPhone5 upgrade

I saw an advertisement stating iPhone 5, the latest iteration of the Apple series of phones, is “fastest on AT$T’s 4G network.”

Do you believe that? Does anyone believe that? Do you have more faith in iPhone than I do? For that matter, do you have any faith in the joke that is AT$T? Or Verizon, the nickel-and-dime you to death network?

I have an iPhone. Although its a very good tool, I’m not particularly wedded to the device. IPhone is one of the devices Apple designs with the intent to recover as much data as possible for its own purposes, but tells you it can’t recover the device when it’s lost or stolen. It keeps you buying more of them.

Now Apple has changed the cable interfacing with the device, making a bunch of the old cables useless. Apple lemmings insist the device is just fine. You can use WIFI to transfer data instead, they say. BSP is far more skeptical of Apple than its stooges. Apple wants a new means to keep access to its devices proprietary, otherwise it could have used a standard cable interface …. like mini USB … for the device. Of course, Apple keeps you in mobile device prison in a number of ways. Like eliminating user swappable batteries for all of its devices, claiming it makes it more difficult to engineer if you can change out the batteries. Ha. These guys can stuff 15 different tools inside the case but can’t give you access to the battery? It’s an easy way of forcing you to upgrade no matter how well you keep up the device. I was floored when they did that to MacBook Pro.

Anyway, my iPhone battery is on its last legs but has not yet sent me the message telling me the phone needs to be replaced. Probably because my warranty hasn’t expired yet. Oh well.

The biggest reason to upgrade? The App Store. You know, we like the apps. They are on our iPad, MacBook Pro and iPod. Sad. The apps keep us in iPhone prison.

It’s a great tool but I have to really give some thought into swapping the iPhone for an Android, or dare I say, a Windows 8 device. It’s not cool having no personal control over your own device.

About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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