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The iPad 2. My “new” favorite device.

Stephen and iPad sitting in a tree, w-o-r-k-i-n-g.

Stephen and iPad sitting in a tree, w-o-r-k-i-n-g.

Have you heard?

I’m in love!

No. Not with my wife.

I mean, I’m in love with my wife.

Don’t get me wrong.

She’s a sweet chick that doesn’t get on my nerves too much.

Just kiddin honey. You don’t get on my nerves at all.

The point is, I’m in love but its not the wife.

No. Not the kids.

Love the kids (by default, not design).

But I’m not talking offspring here.

My job? Gimme a break!

Check in with me when I’m clocking seven figures.

For now, negatory.

Alright, last guess.

Wrong!

I do love sex.

But it’s an act, not a thing.

You suck at this.

Remind me never to pick you as a game show partner.

It’s my iPad 2!

I am head over heels in love with it.

I recently got it from wifey for my birthday.

I was, in a word, verklempt.

Why all the emotion?

After all, this is my second iPad.

I had the original for three years.

Mind you, I was pissed when Apple dropped the 2 within months of my copping the 1.

But I wasn’t going for the okey-doke and buying into Apple’s manipulative bait-and-switch (and rape your pockets).

So for three years, I made do with my camera-less, FaceTime deficient, slower iPad.

Don’t get me wrong, we had our run.

But when the 4 was released, followed by the Mini, and talks began about a 5 and a retina display Mini, I realized enough was enough.

I had to step up my game.

Then came the dilemma.

Do I cop the 2, 3, 4 or Mini?

The Mini was out of the question.

I tooled around with it in the office, and it was so not a tablet.

I mean it is a tablet, but its not a tablet.

Knowhatimean?

You’re daft.

Try to keep up with me, please?

Anywho, the debate really centered around the 2, 3 and 4.

Do I just go for it and drop coin for the latest and greatest, the 4 with its retina display, 4G LTE and all the bells and whistles?

Or do I settle for something less bells and whistley from an earlier generation?

The decision was easy.

The 2.

Same (general) features and functionality of the (now defunct) 3 (and 4), less price.

Sure it’s maxed out at 16GB.

And there’s no Siri.

Lower resolution photos and video recording.

But for all intents and purposes, its the same thing.

Truth be told, my love affair with the 2 started the day I beheld it in the wild for the first time.

My man’s girl had one in Miami, during Art Basel.

And before I knew what was happening, I was one of those dorks shooting video with a big ole tablet in my outstretched arms – Frankenstein’s monster-like.

Get it right. Frankenstein was the man, not the monster.

The foolishness of my appearance did little to dampen the unbridled affection I felt – and presently feel – for it.

Even today, well after the novelty has worn off, as I cradle my very own 2 lovingly in my mitts, affection wells in my chest.

Why the love affair, you ask?

Well, nothing in my arsenal impacts my day-to-day productivity more than the iPad.

My iPad helps me get shit done.

Shout out to Moses.

If you’ve every tried to work on your iPhone while out and about, or even on your laptop, you quickly realize there are – limitations.

One’s too small and cramped.

The other’s too big and bulky.

But my iPad is just right.

I power through emails.

Schedule appointments.

Knock out to-do’s.

I’m generally bout-it-bout-it.

Bout-it bout-it=handling one’s business in a professional and thorough manner.

When I’m rocking with my iPad, you might as well give me a cape and call me the Black Superman.

I gets that busy.

So if you see me out and about, fondling or kissing my iPad, and it makes you feel…uncomfortable…

Avert your eyes.

Nothing’s going to stand in the way of my love.

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I’ll admit it: I’m addicted. Confessions of an Apple fanboy.

My precious….

I just got this headline on my iPhone from FierceWireless: “Apple shatters iPhone pre-order sales record.”

For all the naysaying about the lackluster iPhone 5, and how disappointing the enhancements were, folks (including your’s truly) were unfazed.

Ads, like Samsung’s touting the plethora of SIII features over the paucity of the iPhone 5’s, did nothing to quench our thirst for a new iPhone.

Hate on haters! I’m still getting the iPhone 5. Compare that!

We were undaunted.

Over 2 million of us, just HAD to have the coveted device.

So when pre-orders opened on Friday, Apple doubled the previous pre-order sales record set when they released the 4S.

With iPhone 5 pre-sales moving so briskly a week before they’re set to be sold in stores, analysts are predicting that this will be the best selling iPhone of all time.

So let me say this for the record: I don’t get it.

I can’t figure out what has occurred that so many of us simply MUST have the newest of whatever Apple puts out.

No, really.

Apple ‘fanboys’ take lots of abuse for this manic loyalty to Apple devices.

Most of the comments I got from my previous post on the iPhone 5 last week, were from Android users simply hellbent on calling us out for being mindless fanatics.

Hostility aside, they may be on to something.

What is it about Apple that makes us throw caution to the wind?

I often attribute our loyalty to compatibility.

Apple products are so compatible with one another, that there’s no learning curve.

You get a new device, take it out of the box and go.

No referring to a user manual.

No need for a quick-start guide.

Just go.

But is that really it?

Perhaps it’s the allure of greater speed the latest devices offers.

Everything will be quicker.

I’ve gotten used to the speed of things when I’m not on WiFi.

And I’m on AT&T, and we all know how abysmally slow it is.

But each new iPhone holds the promise that things are going to be materially faster, WiFi or not.

Maybe it’s that we simply don’t want to be the odd man out.

Conformity is a mutha!

I remember when I got my first iPhone.

A few months later, they released the 3G, and then the 3GS.

I resisted the urge to purchase either of those devices, standing stalwart against the sweet siren song of a new Apple device.

All the while, I experienced severe iPhone envy.

Each time I pulled out my original 2G, as others fondled their newer, shinier, more feature-filled iOS devices, I was jealous.

When Apple introduced the 4G, I knew I could wait no longer.

I’m no fanboy, I thought.

I let two successive iPhone iterations passed without jumping into the fray.

But I would be denied no longer.

How I coveted my new phone.

Then Apple released the 4S, with Siri.

Eff Siri!

Who needs that know-it-all mouthy digital slut!

But then came the 5.

Any my device envy reared it’s ugly head.

Come to me, my precious…

Are we simply drinking the KoolAid?

Is there no rational explanation for our actions?

I’m just saying, I’m really at a loss.

I’m getting ready to drop two or three bills for a new phone, when there is nothing…absolutely nothing wrong with my current phone.

But it does have a four inch screen…

C’mon!

So what if the screen is bigger!

Why do we act like this?

Could it be that we’re addicted?

My wife is always telling me that I’m always on my ;.

Perhaps she’s on to something.

If you’re iPhone 5 conflicted, like me, holla back.

I can’t be the only one with this dilemma.

Help me understand why I’m so hooked on these damn devices!

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