Exactly 13 days past the iPhone 4 launch date and I am getting sick and tired of answering co-workers’ queries whether I have my new phone yet. The answer is no and I am at the point of indifference. I am now #4 for a 32gig black at BestBuy and #10 at RadioShack. I have a standing order at AppleStore.com with a shipment estimate of July 15-19 and I am also at a reservation list at my local Apple Store who promised a week long worth of wait.
It’s now a contest of who calls first. Frankly, I feel bad for the sales reps at places like BestBuy and RadioShack (okay, Walmart too) who were promised by Apple scores of phones to fulfill pre-orders but were duped at the last minute. I have trawled forums where irate customers who didn’t get their phones have yelled, berated and cussed at the hapless employees who really can’t do anything since it’s Apple’s prerogative not to ship them more phones.
In the meantime, my 3G still happily chugs along, although quirky at times, as if it knows it’s about to be retired soon.
This past Christmas I went on a spending spree and realized I spent more than my wallet could afford. I had been making written notes of everything I spend any given day but even then I ended up buying more. By the time I came back from vacation I realized I was a couple hundred dollars in the red for that month and felt I needed to take control and quick. Since I have my iPhone with me all the time, I decided to put it to better use and get an app that could help me sort my spending.
Without much research, I ended up shelling $4.99 on the iWallet App from joypiece inc. The very first thing that I noticed about this app is the numerous typo errors. EXPENSE was written as EXPNESE and UNKNOWN as UNKOWN. Minor detail for some but really bothersome for me. Secondly, the app crashes at every opportunity! After adding an income or expense category, after running a report on your monthly running balance, after searching for an entry – the whole thing crashes. I thought a boot up of the iPhone would fix the crashing but no deal. At least it saves the last entry you did prior to crashing.
It’s funny/ironic that I post this just a few days after Earth Hour where we spent a concerted effort to turn off lights. Well at least they’re using LEDs to light up the sheep! This clip was just too hilarious (and creative!) not to share. Enjoy: