Wait - did I say lousy? I mean insanely great. This is, undoubtedly, the best phone - the best piece of tech - that I’ve ever owned.
And yes, I got rid of my MacBook Pro to get it. And you know what? I don’t miss it. At all. And the $$$ I got for it easily paid for the iPhone and quite a few months of service on top of that.
Now, granted, having a work laptop that I can use with my external hard drive for storing music and the like helps. But after going work phone (BlackBerry Bold) only for a few months and realizing what a pain it was to do ANYTHING other than email with my phone - and how little I still found myself opening my laptop - yes, I was suffering through Twitter, Facebook, browsing the web, etc. on a BlackBerry - I decided to make a change.
I honestly never used my MacBook Pro. I would occasionally pop it open for a few minutes, but since my phone was always in my pocket, it was the first thing I’d reach for whenever I wanted to get online, check Twitter, email, etc. I think the only thing I used my MacBook for regularly was typing up minutes for a couple of church meetings - and again, that’s something my work computer can do quite easily for the 20 minutes a month it takes.
Now, I realize going iPhone only isn’t going to work for folks who are running powerful software - doing video or music or photo editing. But I wasn’t doing any of that. The laptop was honestly just wasted power for my (and probably most people’s) main needs.
When you think about it, it’s an incredible paradigm shift. Most days, I don’t even take my work laptop home. I know I can do everything I want to do on my iPhone and I simply have no need for it. And no, I don’t have an iPad either.
So yeah…I love my iPhone 5. And I’m not sure I’ll ever buy a desktop or laptop computer again. By the time my kids need one for typing papers and the like for school, I have a feeling tablets (perhaps with a Bluetooth keyboard) will have completely taken over that market.
The future is pretty cool.