So this week hasn't exactly been the best for me. Last Sunday, I'm coming back from staying home over the weekend. In the car my iPhone 6 Plus starts spazzing out. It was strange but I figured it had something to do with the many apps I had open. So I restart it, and for a while it works... but then it stops working again. It was very strange and out-of-the-blue. My phone was not giving me any huge difficulties yet. So I get back to my dorm and start doing some work. Of course I need my phone because how else will I distract myself? Well, much to my dismay my phone was quite broken to say the least. It wouldn't respond at all to touch and would open it's own apps and what not. White bands would flicker on the top too. So I was really upset, I may or may not have cried like a baby out of frustration. I was so desperate for my beautiful iPhone 6 Plus to start working that I even tried to recover it. But the recover failed... and my laptop also stopped working. Not my best week as you can see.
So my phone barely worked because the most I could do was get into it through the fingerprint thing. Other than that I had to survive on Siri for the next day and a half. It was terrible. I felt like one of those non tech-savvy moms that just talk to Siri in the middle of a grocery store when they can easily just do it through touch screen. I couldn't text (unless I used Siri), I couldn't accept phone calls, and most importantly- I couldn't go on any social media. However, nothing killed me more than being in the middle of a really boring class where EVERYONE had their phone out, and I COULDNT. UGGGHHHHHH. I was like, "Please put your phones away I am SUFFERING!" But it's okay, I made it through obviously- and I only cried a couple times!
Finally the next day my cousin comes over to bring to me to Verizon. I go in and they tell me to just go to Apple because if the issue is internal they'll proabably just replace my phone for free! I was definitley okay with that! So I go to the Apple store and wait what seemed like forever until someone from the Genius Bar could help me. Finally, I think to myself, my suffering will end soon. Haha, well the techician checks my phone and explains to me that my touch screen chip is probably not in place anymore. That would explain why my phone didn't react to my touch and sometimes tried to do things on it's own. The white bands on the top half of my phone appeared because that's where the chip is. My phone woked sometimes because the chip was in place enough for me to use it. The technician looks at me apologetically and says, "You're warranty has expired and it would cost you about $330 to replace your phone." Then he suggested I go to Verizon because I should have insurance and they should replace my phone for free. Thankfully I wasn't too shook by that because I've already experienced some of the worst hours of my life that week and literally was just ready for more dissapointing news!
I go back to Verizon and they cofnirm that I have insurance and should be able to get a new phone. Here's the catch though, my replacement phone would have to be shipped to me. When would my replacement phone reach me by: 5-10 days. I'm sorry I could not wait another 5-10 days, I am but a lonely and lost college student with a lot of responsibilies. I rely on my phone for half the things I do and I need a working one like, NOW! So after maybe an hour they find out my mom was due for an upgrade that she didn't want to use. We had to go through the whole sha-bang of her having to confirm that I can take her upgrade and what not. It was hard because my mom wasn't presently there and it took FOREVER. So here's the moment. The store manager asks me, would I like the iPhone 6s Plus or the iPhone 7? The iPhone 7 Plus was backed up until late October, early November. Obviously I could not wait for that. So just to let everyone know, I wasn't aware AT ALL about the new features of the iPhone 7. At all. I just figured it was the usual: faster technology, a beautiful new clear camera. So instead of going with my gut instict of getting the iPhone 6s Plus that would be so similar to the phone that just broke on me, I got the iPhone 7. I figured it was the newest one and why not? Well I now hate myself for making the WRONG decision.
I'll admit my matte black iPhone 7 looks pretty cool. It has an astoundingly clear camera and it can fit in my pocket. Other than it's looks I pretty much hate the iPhone 7. I cannot believe I made such a foolish choice without knowing the consequences. First and foremost, now I have to try even harder than I already do for my selfies, because you can see my ugly more clearly now. Thanks iPhone 7. Also, I MISS MY GIGANTIC OBNOXIOUS PHONE!!!! I LOVED HAVING A BIG PHONE I LOVED HAVING A PHONE THAT DIDN'T FIT IN MY POCKET. IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL, SO BIG, SO BUSINESS-LIKE TOO. It's just so annoying to go from a plus down to a little phone again. Everyone is telling me that they are surprised I did that and that having a little phone just isn't very "me." AND THEY'RE RIGHT IT'S NOT. But these aren't even the main offences the iPhone 7 has made against me. I have never been SO insulted in my life to find out about THIS:
LOOK AT IT! THERE! IS! NO! PLACE! TO! PUT! IN! YOUR! HEADPHONES!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT KIND OF CRUEL TWIST OF FATE IS THIS!! WHY, WHY DID APPLE THINK THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA!THINK OF HOW INCONVENIENCED I AM NOW! I CAN'T CHARGE MY PHONE AND LISTENT TO MUSIC AT THE SAME TIME. I CAN'T PLUG AN AUX CORD INTO MY PHONE UNLESS I HAVE THIS:
WHAT EVEN IS THAT UGLY PIECE OF GARBAGE!! NOW I HAVE TO REMEMBER TO CARRY THAT AROUND WITH MY PHONE IF I WANT TO PLAY MUSIC REGULAR HEADPHONES OR WANT TO PLAY MUSIC THROUGH AN AUX CORD!! WHY APPLE, WHY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
If there is any lesson to be learned from this, it's to research something BEFORE you buy it!! Don't rush in into making decisions like I did because now look at me! Everyday this week I have mourned the death of my beautiful, huge, amazing, regular headphone playing iPhone 6 Plus! I want to throw my dumb pimple showing iPhone 7 across the room!!