Finally! I have an iPhone and thus have completed one of the goals I set for myself last month (you can take a look at them here).
I ordered it on Thursday afternoon and it arrived all beautiful, shiny and new this afternoon whilst I was at work. I fully charged it before leaving the house, just so it would be ready for me to play on when I got home from work and since I got home I’ve done nothing but play with it, which isn’t good as I have work early tomorrow!
I went for the iPhone 5 with 16GB and in the colour white. When I decided that I wanted to get an iPhone I debated for ages which colour to get, as most people I know have black, whereas I really wanted white. I have an iPad in black and my Mom had suggested I get my phone in the same colour, but I rebelled. I prefer the white iPhone to the black, I think it looks cleaner and less businesslike and more personal, but each to their own. All my friends and my boyfriend have black… But they are all men…
As I mentioned, most of my friends, my boyfriend, people I work with and everyone and their dog does and will eventually own an iPhone and it’s understandable why. Back when the iPhone first came out I really wanted one, but never bothered in the end after being told how bad the iPhone 2 and 3 were. In my head I still had the idea of having an iPhone and 2 years ago I was going to get the iPhone 4s, however I was told by someone they were also crap phones and android was the way to go. I’d previously had a HTC phone and decided to get myself another, I actually regret this decision as the HTC I got brought me nothing but hassle the two years that I owned it.
Here’s a list of all the reasons it brought me hassle (not in the order it happened);
- It damaged one of my SIM cards which left the phone unusable until my new one was sent in the post… A week later!
- If the headphones were used in the phone (the headphones came with the phone BTW) it would stop my phone from using WiFi and instead use 3G and therefore all of my GB! I had to call and tell Orange about it and thankfully they refunded me the extra money I’d paid for using more GB than I was contracted to at the time.
- The phone would turn itself off even with a fully charged battery and would only come back on and stay that way if it was left on charge. When I called HTC to complain about this matter they told me it was a virus on my phone and to do a factory reset. I did and it didn’t work and when I called them back they offered for me to send it to them to be repaired. I couldn’t be arsed with the effort.
- It kept overheating throughout the summer but the problem still occurred during cold weather and chilly days.
- The phone froze my messages so I couldn’t receive any texts or send them, I had to do a factory reset to fix this problem.
- Finally my phone had to be sent off to be fixed after my WiFi wouldn’t work. I rang HTC about the problem nearly half a dozen times and they kept telling me to do a factory reset on the phone, which in turn didn’t work. Due to not being about to access my WiFi at home, I was charged extra by Orange just because I had to use my 3G to check my emails whilst I was at work. They refunded me once again, which was good of them.
- This is a jokey one, but when my phone was having one of its temper tantrums and continuously turned itself off and on again it set itself to the year 1971 and that it was 9am when at the time it was 7pmish. Me and my friend laughed about it at the time, it was pretty funny!
Due to all these issues I will NEVER have another phone from HTC again! The first phone I had with them (the one I was just moaning about was my second) had issues too and I was glad to see the back of it when I got the second HTC. I still own it, even though the touch screen doesn’t work properly now and it runs as slow as anything.
I shall not moan anymore as I have my iPhone now and I’m pretty damn sure it will be reliable and not bring me any heartbreak!
So leading on from this post I thought I would share my five favourite Apps with you that I think are worth looking at to download and give a whirl!
These are in no order.
I love this game and play it whenever I can, which is pretty much everyday when I’m at home. You play as an amateur actor/actress who has just started out. You custom create your character on yourself or even someone completely random, the choice is yours! With the game you have to keep acting in films, TV dramas, commercials (or adverts in the UK), etc to make your way up to being an A-List celebrity! As well as acting, you also get the chance to make friends and even get yourself a boyfriend/girlfriend. This game is probably better suited to women, but there’s no reason why men can’t play this game and enjoy it too. It’s completely free to download, so give it a go if you have an iPhone, or even an iPad.
If you own a smart phone you’ll probably have Instagram already. Most people I know love using Instagram, but I seriously love it! As photography is one of my main hobbies, I love taking pictures of everything and anything and Instagram is perfect for this, even better now you can video films with it too. Also, someone once said that a picture is worth a 1,000 words and we should use pictures instead of words because of this. On Twitter you only get 140 characters to type with and seeing as you can connect Instagram with Facebook, Twitter AND Tumblr, you can share your pictures with all your friends and you get to share something that’s worth 1,000 words without going over your characters. Instagram is free and easy to sign up to, so give it a go if you haven’t already!
I first heard about this App on Tumblr and I can’t wait to start using it on my iPhone! My doctor recently diagnosed me with anxiety and it can be hard to try and calm yourself down when something isn’t going smoothly, no one is texting you back and you don’t even have a spare thought to give due to being busy, panicky, etc. My boyfriend can be great for when I feel anxious and will text me, but during the week when he’s at work he won’t be able to text me all the time and so this App looks perfect for that. The App was made to help anxiety suffers (like myself) deal with their anxious feelings quickly and in the safest way possible. It had loads of self-help methods on it and after quickly checking the App out on my boyfriends iPhone (which he kindly downloaded for me to look at) I don’t know how I have lived without something like this on my old HTC for so long! A definitely must if you suffer with anxiety and I know for a fact I’ll be doing a post on this in the near future.
This is an inbuilt App, but it’s definitely worth mentioning here. it’s a video calling App that is pretty much like Skype and is the perfect substitute as you can’t use the video function on an iPhone… According to my boyfriend anyway! This is a great App if you travel a lot for work/business to keep in contact with family and friends, as well as have mini meetings with people from work. As well as that this is great for if you’re in a long distance friendship or relationship or even if you just miss a friend and fancy seeing them face to face as opposed to just seeing what they’re typing. Me and my boyfriend Skype a lot, whenever we can and I know we’ll be using Facetime together quite a bit. I’m excited to try it myself, it looks like a lot of fun to use!
As you know (and can see) I’m a beauty and fashion blogger and if you’ve noticed on the side of my blog, or if you follow me on it, I also have a Bloglovin’ account. Every beauty and/or fashion blogger has a Bloglovin’ account because of two reasons, a place for you to have your blog posts on and where you can gain and keep followers, as well as follow other bloggers and keep up to date on their latest blog posts too. I of course use mine for both reasons, like pretty much every user of Bloglovin’ does. The iPad version of Bloglovin’ hasn’t worked for quite a lot of users for quite a few months now, which is a shame but as long as it works on my iPhone, I’ll be happy. I check Bloglovin’ everyday and use it to keep up to date with my favourite beauty bloggers. If you want to follow me on mine, the link is on the right hand side.
Since ordering my iPhone I have started to feel quite a bit better. My HTC broke last Saturday night after a gig and I was pretty gutted about it. The screen went black and whenever I tried to turn the phone back on, it was having none of it. It’s a real shame that the phone died completely but it has to be said, it was a bag of shit.
The new iPhone 5s and 5c come out today, will any of you iPhone users (if there are any of you out there…) be upgrading to either of those today? if so let me know in the comments down below!
Also if you’re an iPhone user, what are your five favourite Apps? Let me know in the comments down below and I’ll go check them out.
There will more than likely be another iPhone related post in the next week or so, so keep your eyes peeled for it if you like these sorts of posts.
I hope you enjoyed this post and apologies for being quiet lately.
Take care all and see you soon!