Saturday, September 6, 2008

iphone mania

Okay, boycotts can't last forever right?  This weekend I ended my ipod boycott by buying an iphone.  Something of an early birthday present for me.  I've been very vocal over the years in my support of the subscription model for music and have begged and pleaded with Apple to offer subscriptions as an option.  (You can read more about it here and here.)  I actually struggled with the decision for a while.  I've been using a Samsung Blackjack for the last year, and I have been extremely happy with the phone.  It offers everything needed in a smartphone-email, web access, and oh yeah...makes calls too.  But I saw iphone owners doing all kinds of cool stuff with their phones, like playing games, using location based gps, watching movies, and I wanted my phone to do that too.  So...I created some great rationalization for my purchase.  :)  My decision to purchase the iphone was made based on all of the things it offered in spite of  the fact that it was also an ipod.  In fact, I'm still using Rhapsody (although I'm switching to Napster because I like the interface better) for music so that I can download whatever I want, whenever I want for one set price per month.  I just wish that I could use one device for everything.  My trusty Dell DJ will still serve as my primary music player...for now.  Maybe one day Apple will hear me and offer subscriptions as an option.  But until then, I'll just keep playing tap tap revenge, cowabunga, labryinth, and all the other time wasting applications that are now available to me on the iphone!  

2 comments:

Jeff said...

Welcome to the dark side!

Download "Simplify Media" from the app store. You can stream all your music to your ipod. No need to take up all that space, when you can leave it in iTunes (yes...you need to use iTunes).

Even though you use Napster and that other service. Uncle Steve still loves you.

Aubrey and Jen said...

Your line of reasoning is weak! I have come to expect a more solid argument from the Lunsford.. You should just be honest and say that you caved to the pressure and bought something that you thought was cool and didn't want to be left behind in the pop culture iphone blitz!