Today is the day… the iPhone 4S will be arriving at my front door sometime very soon. It’s made a tremendous journey so far from China to Anchorage, Alaska and headed out the door on a UPS truck from Louisville, Kentucky in the middle of the night to make it’s way to me before the end of business today.
I’m a Mac Geek. There’s no doubt about it. I look forward to my new version of the iPhone coming out every year. It’s kind of like my Christmas. Some people get really excited about the Christmas season, I get excited about the new iPhone event once a year.
This year my friend, Kurt, and I chatted online while watching a real time blog of the announcement of iOS 5 and iPhone 4S. It was a lot of fun. I was a little disappointed about the unveil, but then I saw the ads explaining the new iPhone and all the advancements they made and I was sold. I’m a sucker for an iPhone ad.
Funny thing is, I talked with a number of people after the announcement that said they wouldn’t be upgrading from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S… every last one of them did anyway. There’s just something about those Apple products.
Another friend of mine, John, stayed up with me chatting online into the wee hours of the morning last Thursday (into Friday) so we could pre-order our new iPhones. I had my pre-order secured by 3:45 a.m. but John didn’t get his until after 4:00 am, he told me he tried to take a nap, wake up at 2:45 a.m. for the 3:00 a.m. pre-order, but I’m sure he couldn’t sleep. Too excited.
When the 2nd iPhone came out, I waited in line with a bunch of Mac Addicts in front of an Apple Store here in Ohio. It was one of the best times I’ve ever had. What an experience! We sat out in front of the store talking about Macs and the Apple Store employees brought us all Tim Horton’s coffee while we waited for the store to open. They were all excited too.
By the way, if you’ve ever been to an Apple Store, is there anything like it? It’s like walking into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory… only for nerdy, tech geeks.
I realize that Macs are just things and have no eternal value, but let me just say, it’s fun being a Mac Geek. It’s not that bad. I’m a Mac guy and Mac guys (& gals) get excited about Mac stuff. We’re nerdy, but it doesn’t feel nerdy… like in a pocket protector kind of way.
Everyone has a hobby or something they really enjoy that might seem trivial to others. Some people like comic books, Star Wars or Star Trek… who am I kidding? They like Comic Books and Star Wars or Star Trek (I think there is a heated rivalry between Trekkies and Star Wars Fanboys). Some people like knitting, biking, hiking, photography, reading, sports or movies. The possibilities are endless. We’re all unique and have different tastes, but all of us have something we enjoy being a part of that we probably could live without… but it’s just so darn fun!
What is that thing that you get excited about that might seem trivial but brings a smile to your face? Looking forward to hearing about each and every one of them.