A grand for a phone?

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - Tributes -

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.

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