A grand for a phone?
THE new Apple iPhone launched this week, costing a cool £1000.
Now, I have no idea what this all-singing, all-dancing phone can do but if the buzz going on at the Apple store in Glasgow last week was anything to go by, then there are lots of people out there who have bought this model.
Am I alone in not understanding why hi-tech phones have taken over?
My mobile is about as aged as you can get. It doesn’t hook me up to the Internet or take photographs... it’s a dinosaur among phones.
But it does what I want. I can send texts to people. I can phone my husband and tell him when I’ll be home. That’s it. So while I’m on the train and everyone else is browsing on their phones I’m reading a book or looking out the window.
In a restaurant I don’t have it on the table. I talk to the person sitting with me.
I know I’m out of step with so many people on this one but I really am perfectly happy to let my own aged phone live in my handbag and use it only when necessary.
So is it the phone that is the dinosaur or is it me?
Apple bigwigs Jonathan Ive and Tim Cook at the launch.