Walk past any gleaming Apple store, all glass panes and silver today and you will most likely see crowds standing in line waiting not so patiently to get their hands on the latest communication gadget that is smaller than an iPad Mini, but larger than a toaster pastry.
Me? I am comfortably in bed, checking email on my (now apparently) obsolete iPhone 4S. With the way some people talk you would think I was playing Snake on an old brick of a Nokia.
It's safe to say that I'm not an early adopter when it comes to technology. I enjoy to follow all of the Apple press conferences and find out about the latest updates and inventions, and yes, I am quite an Apple snob when it comes to my tech, but you'll often find me a step (or two, or three) behind the techies.
1. $300 on a phone that typically only has a two-year lifespan (conveniently the length of a typical cellphone contract) is an absurd amount of money.
2. There are always bound to be bugs and glitches with the very first round of products released. See point #1 about not wanting to drop a large amount of money on something that could be messed up.
3. I like messing around on friends' phones to see if an upgrade is really worth it. Simply put, I want to test drive the phone before committing to it.
4. Fun phone cases haven't quite come out yet. Although, having an older phone, it is also hard to find phone cases. Take note: Stock up on all of your favorites while you can find it, because in a year, they will be scare.
5. The one reason I am excited for today is because the 5S is now only $99. Sadly my current phone has been retired and before too long won't even handle iOS updates. I remember when I still had my 3G, long after most people had moved onto thinner and better phones, and it didn't support the update that contained iMessage and I was thoroughly confused by what it was for the longest time. Yeah, I was that person.
And there you have it. I am not an early adopter when it comes to phones, or sushi, emojis or jeggings for that matter either.