Thursday, April 25, 2013

I Did It!

I've finally jumped feet first into the 21st century and bought myself a new smart phone yesterday.  An iPhone 5S, to be exact. I know that many of you have had them for years, but I was stubborn.  When I needed a new phone two years ago, I specifically told them at AT&T that I wanted a dumb phone. I didn't need any more gadgets to eat up my time.  But I saw so many of my friends doing such cool things with them and my dumb phone seemed less user friendly. My two year contact was up, so it was a good time to do it.

The case is really snowy white, don't know why it photographed so dark.

I must say that I'm having fun with it and it is pretty easy to use, although I still have a lot to learn.  I haven't bought any new apps yet, but the ones that come with the phone do a lot.

One of the features that I like is the camera.  So many times when I'm out, I will see something great to photograph and I don't carry my camera with me.  But I do always have my phone, so I'll never be at a loss again. I was amazed at the high resolution and it really is a snap to use.  I've only taken a few and this is a macro shot of a bunch of tulips on my kitchen table.

A new laptop a couple of months ago and now a new phone. What's next?  Who knows!


Sue said...

An iPad ? A MINI iPad ? You will love the 5S. I use Siri for my texting when it's inconvenient to type or the text is too long to want to type. And she reads me back the answering text. I also ask her for directions and questions rather than using Google. Some apps are worth paying for..most are cheap. RunKeeper is a great one to track your walks.... The camera is really really good as well.... Glad you made the leap.!!

Natalya Aikens said...

woo hoo!!!

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Yay! Me, too, Norma. I got my first smart phone (a Samsung Galaxy S3) just a few weeks ago and am still learning the ropes. I haven't done much with the camera yet, but it's because I keep forgetting that there even IS a camera on the phone, LOL! (Your tulips are beautiful.)

Linda M said...

I got the iphone 4 about a month ago - a big step up from the tracphone I was using.