I have a new toy.
I finally took the plunge and traded in my very, very old flip phone and bought an iPhone4. And I am obsessed, beyond obsessed, with it. I thought I had some good reasons for holding off on this upgrade. My primary reason was that I have a blackberry through work, which - although it is a very, very old model - handled my on-the-go internet needs. I figured it was silly to spend the money on another smart phone and on a big data plan and all the other costs that would go along with it. Why bother?
Now I can't believe I waited so long to get one.
What finally got me to give in was that my sister (who lives on the far other side of the country from me) got an iPhone4. I'm a sucker for the Apple and iPhone commercials, especially the "face time" video chatting they show as possible with the iPhone4, and I wanted my sister and I to have our own special moments via this iPhone video chat.
That, and I've been admiring photos taken with the hipstamatic camera app. Some friends had previously posted these really cool looking, vintage-feeling shots on facebook, and with some digging, I learned they were taken with hipstamatic. I knew I had to have it.
And so I quickly went out to the store, upgraded, and it's now been about a week and half with my new toy. Not only did I get the hipstamatic camera app, I got several other photography apps, like vintage shift, vintage green and vintage red. I plan on acquiring more, too. My phone has suddenly become the most convenient but fabulously creative camera in my bag.
And, in case you are wondering, I still haven't video chatted with my sister, as she's now in Japan on vacation. But with all the other things my iPhone does, I really haven't minded much.
(nyc, photographed August 2010)