I relived my good old technocrat, Standing in Line at the Apple Store, identity this morning by awaking at 2:49am to place an online order for the new iPhone 5s at 3:01am Eastern. I was happy to stand in line in my underwear instead of beneath the naked glare of the 5th Avenue Apple store streetlights.
The online Apple store was still offline at 3:01am, but by 3:04am, I was able to quickly get into the system and order our iPhones!
I initially ordered the iPhone 5s for Janna and me, in a single order, but the Apple store told me I could only order one iPhone at a time! Ugh!
I had to delete Janna’s iPhone from my order and purchase my iPhone 5s alone and then fire up a second order. I was relieved I was able to get Janna’s upgraded iPhone, too. If Apple wasn’t going to let me have her phone, too, I would have tried to use her own Apple account to place the order.
Life would not have been easy in the Boles Blogs home if only one new iPhone 5s were winging its way to our sweaty hands!
I’m delighted I was able to order everything under my account since the Verizon phones are both under my name.
After the delay in ordering each upgraded iPhone 5s separately, the time was 3:12am, and I decided not to go back to bed for two hours just to get up all over again; and I thought to place a third order with the Apple store for some upgraded accessories I knew we’d need — like extra cables and power adapters and the new dock.
I was dead and done with my three Apple store orders by 3:15am, and the website and entire ordering process was surprisingly zippy, seamless and incredibly fast. There were no delays or hiccoughs. Oh, if only upgrading my two retina iPads and iPhone 4s-es two days ago to iOS 7 had gone so charmingly and smoothly in 11 minutes instead of over three hours!
Janna and I are crazy about Apple products. We’ve invested a lot of time and money in that company over the years and we have yet to feel wholly let down. The time spent to finally order the 5s felt interminable as we had to wait for the technology to catch up to the Verizon upgrade calendar. That was not an easy syncing!
Neither of us liked the look of the 5c iPhones. Too gaudy. We aren’t wild about plastic phones and we took two 5s iPhones in the Space Grey. I think Apple are tempting a younger generation with those quick-to-age 5c color delights that will look old to any aesthetic eye in six months.
When the iPhone 5s-es arrive, I’ll write a quick review to let you know how the new technology stands up two our 2.5 year-old iPhone 4s experience.