Sitting in a starbucks with itunes ads all over the place I am reminded of the last apple event announcing the online store coming to the iPhone & iPod touch. Theoretically I could buy that Marvin Gaye song I’m listening to, but one thing stands in my way … Apple.
They released the update with the music store for the iPhone but I’m not upgrading. Why? Well I’m on another turn of this rollorcoaster ride of being an iPhone owner.
The anticipation of this ride was the best part. We heard rumors for months before hand stocked with patent filings, fake ads on youtube, and the leaked announcement on diggnation.
Then there was the line to get on this ride, people were lifecasting, the news was all over it, and people were calling it the launch of the century.
Of course we early adopters will never forget the $200 price drop & $100 credit.
The next high I got was when I found my way through jailbreak and started installing third party apps. I could now play games, keep track of my checking, and draw on my iPhone.
Now apple has come out with a new update that will kill all those apps if I install it. So I like so many iPhone owners are holding out on the install. Who is the biggest loser in this situation? I say it is apple. Now they won’t have their music store on these phones for impulse buys and they also have a core group of users making awsome apps that make this phone more appealing to potential buyers. Sure people like the photo capabilities and coverflow but I get more ohhs and ahhs with ttr (iPhone Guitar Hero) and sketch (high tech etch-a-sketch).
I would like to think someone at apple will read this and have an epiphany but I’m thinking I have a better chance of mutating into a superhero.