I have commitment issues. Yep, for a time I was going through smart phones – every few months I would get one. Love it, or not. Assume that I would be using for the next year or two. But after a rather brief period I would start to focus on the faults and limitations.  Before […]
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A New Year’s Confession …

I have commitment issues. Yep, for a time I was going through smart phones – every few months I would get one. Love it, or not. Assume that I would be using for the next year or two. But after a rather brief period I would start to focus on the faults and limitations.  Before I knew it I would be getting a new one and selling the last on Ebay. (Yes, Ebay is my friend.) I kept looking for the "right one" to come along. But it never seemed to arriviphone113cap1e.

Well, I have reached the 6 month mark with my iPhone and I couldn’t be happier. I’m not looking for the latest and greatest because I have found it (at Least until the 2nd Generation iPhone comes out later this year. Sure, there was a brief flirtation with the Moto Q Global but it didn’t MEAN anything- really. (More on that in another post.)

I recently got to thinking about why I’ve finally settled down. And two reasons come to mind.

First– the iPhone is AMAZING!!! All that hype coming out of MacWorld last year and it was JUSTIFIED!

Second- firmware upgrades. That’s right, the iPhone I am using today isn’t the one I got half a year ago. Sure, its physically the same. But my original iPhone didn’t have access to iTunes, or support for international users, or the ease of double tapping to insert a period. Through firmware upgrades Apple has an amazing way to keep people interested and bring value-added use to users. And prior upgrades are apparently nothing compared to the soon-to-be-released update 1.1.3.

Rumor has it that 1.1.3 changes the playing field significantly for two reasons.  First, unlike 1.1.2, this firmware update will actually bring some new functionality to the iPhone.  Second, initial reports are that Apple has finally been able to truly lock the device down. Apparently once you upgrade there’s no going back. For this latter reason we would caution anyone from upgrading unless you are absolutely positive that you do not want to run any of the current 3rd party apps on your phone. If you do, DO NOT UPGRADE!

At least one or two of us here at JAiB will be upgrading as soon as 1.1.3 is released so we can get you as much hands-on information as possible.

Among the things we’ll be looking at are:

–The rumored ability to send SMS to multiple recipients

–The usefulness of the rumored ‘Locate Me’ quasi-GPS function in Google Maps

–The icons moving feature and the ability to put web bookmarks right on the screen around

–Anything else that wasn’t in the current rumors

— Since I’m running two Macs with Leopard I will be looking to see what, if any, new integration exists between Macs and iPhone.

Finally– we’ll compare notes to offer suggestions as to whether you are better off staying with a jailbroken phone or going the 1.1.3 route.

Let us know what you want to know about 1.1.3 and, as soon as it is released we’ll answer as many of your questions as possible. 

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