(iPhone 4 photo by Yutaka Tsutano)
I just got an iPhone 4. No I didn't go for the cheapest possible or even cheap iPhone deal, I went with Three. Partly because from their involving me in their various consumer trials, I've been impressed with them (I ain't never going back to T-Mobile again, not unless they pay me. Lots).
I'm not an Apple fan due to their closedness, but I finally thought I'd see what all the fuss was about, on both the shininess and usability fronts.
However, I'm going to try to use the iPhone with as little Apple stuff as possible.
I wasn't best pleased about having to:
- install Apple's iTunes on my computer
- get an Apple ID account, and
- connect the iPhone to the computer
- before I could even use the iPhone as a basic phone that you can just make or receive phone calls on!
I know with Android phones you have to have a Google account and enter that, but at least you don't have to get to a computer and install stuff you don't want before you can use the phone as a simple phone.
There's probably a way to activate the iPhone 4 without iTunes, but I didn't have time to try looking for it.
I'll be blogging about my Apple newbie experiences from time to time. (I did once have the use of a MacBook for a while, but I hardly turned it on as I couldn't get used to the lack of the keyboard shortcuts I'm so accustomed to in Windows. On Linux I've even change the hotkeys to Windows ones).