Well, that's not something new...but I'm suspicious that I'm being took. And I don't like being took. ("Being took", how's that for proper grammar?)
Here's my deal. Perhaps you've seen my tweets about my malfunctioning iPhone. Perhaps you haven't.
If you haven't, here's the run down...
Not quite a year ago, I got my iPhone. I'm cheap, so I went with the 3G...aka "the old model", 'cuz I figured I didn't need all that fancy schmancy stuff. Me and my iPhone, we got along just great.
He took care of me, and I took care of him (dropping him only once or twice, which is something to write home about, as I tossed my old cell phone out of my lap onto the garage floor a few too many times.). I may, or may not, have been just ever so slightly smug that my iPhone seemed to not have any quirks.
I'd talked to people who had issues with their phones here and there, but mine? Perfection.
Then...(are you ready for this?)...then, Mr. 4G arrives.
I checked him out from afar and wound up with a, "Meh." I didn't need him...I had my wonderful 3G who had served me just fine.
I plugged him in to my computer one night, and up popped "iTunes has detected new software for your iPhone. Would you like to upgrade to iTunes 4.0?"
Upgrade? Well, hellaya!! I mean, HELLO! It's an upgrade! As in better, movin' up, gettin' smarter! Sign me up for that, baby!
So, I clicked "Upgrade now." And waited while my iPhone sank itself. Er...sunk itself? Wait...synced itself. Yeah. I think that's it. Synced.
UPGRADE = EPIC FAIL. And herein lies the conspiracy. But first...I need to profess my love for Apple...even if they're conspiring against me. Apple...I love you. There, all 'fessed up.
Okay, back to the conspiracy. So...you know my paltry little 3G? He sucks now. Ever since that damn *insert finger quotes here* "upgrade", he's awful. He changed on me...and girls, not for the better. He's slow and stuttery and kicks me off of apps and the phone is all wonky sometimes.
Even after I tried to fix him. I wiped him out (with the help of my love's over at Apple Care. They rock. With a capital R-A-W-K.), and restored him as new.
I didn't work.
I think...when the big shot 4G came out, "they" conspired to make all of we who are happy with our 3G's, unhappy with them so that we'd upgrade to the 4G. They offered us "new" software to improve our phones which only made them run slower in hopes we throw our hands up and say, "Oh, almighty Apple Gods...I succumb! I need the 4G! *and could you please send it to me via overnight airmail?*"
Grrrr. I want my old 3G back.
I really didn't want him to change.
Lesson learned. Don't try to change what you love...it'll come back to bite you in the rear.
I'm on to you.