So I’ve got my iPhone 5.
I’m very pleased with it indeed. I wasn’t expecting a revolution, I was expecting significant evolution from my previous phone that was 2 generations older. That’s what I’ve got, and it’s splendid. Once the Three network resolves whatever gremlins prevent me sending MMS messages, I’ll be sorted – even then, I don’t send them that often. Three doesn’t have a great signal at home though, so I might be lured into spending a bit more on Orange who do have decent coverage here – and of course offer the promise of 4G in the future.
In terms of the silly hype that comes with Apple devices, I won’t deny I was excited by the prospect of the phone – but it seemed to me that there was more fervour from people who laud other devices to disparage it. Odd behaviour. It reminds me of the kind of ‘banter’ we indulged in as children when some of us had Amigas and other kids had Atari STs. Of course, back then it was excusable as after all we were children. And Amigas were clearly vastly superior and if you had an ST you smelled of wee.
Anyway, I digress.. I was excited to get my nice shiny iPhone 5, and having had a week of using it I feel that excitement was justified – and if anyone wants to try to piss on that particular bonfire then that’s their prerogative.
To build upon this excitement I’ve got an awesome weekend lined up – tomorrow Cat and I are off to Buxton where I’ll hook up with lots of my Levellers friends to see, unsurprisingly – the Levellers – play an acoustic gig at the Opera House there. We’ve booked lunch on the way, and got a hotel to stay in once we get to Buxton. They’ve just played Exeter and Salisbury cathedrals – I kinda wish I’d made the effort to get down to one of those, what a great opportunity to see them in an unusual and dramatic setting! Mustn’t be greedy, though!
Saturday is a return to Nottingham, and with Rich, Rich and Chris and assorted Ferocious Dog friends I’m off to see Ferocious Dog play the Bodega which will be awesome. I’ve seen them rock that venue before when supporting 3 Daft Monkeys, now they’re headlining it and it’ll be brilliant. Then of course there’s the small matter of Forest hosting our dear neighbours Derby County on Sunday.
Hopefully good things come in threes and the Reds can get a favourable result to make amends for last season!