Yesterday, I bought myself (yes, with my own money) an iPhone (16gb) as a graduation gift. I’m very much happy with it. I unlocked, activated and jailbroken my iPhone last night and now it’s fully functional. I’m very much contented with it. At the moment, I don’t know what to do with my Starbucks Planner as the iCal application of the iPhone serves as my planner already.
So you may ask, “what’s with the post title?”
I posted about my iPhone on my main blog with a picture. I limited my post to 3 sentences or less to avoid people labeling me as “boastful” and whatsoever. So now, the World Wide Web knows that I have an iPhone. But every good thing has its bad side, just like owning an iPhone at this very young age.
People may label you as boastful, pretentious and whatnot. Who will own an iPhone at 16? Aside from that, people will question if your unit is really an iPhone or just an iPod Touch with the appearance of an iPhone. I admit that at the very first my wish is to have an iPod Touch and make it look like an iPhone. But I didn’t settle with an iPod Touch instead, I buy myself an iPhone. I know that the iPhone is ONLY available in the USA and some parts of Europe –and we all know that I’m in the Philippines therefore iPhone is not available here. But thank you to the Internet and those nice people who brought iPhones here in a discreet way. In fact, it is no doubt that a lot of Filipinos own an iPhone nowadays with the birth of iFonePH and Applei community.
Another thing is that people will start questioning the originality of your iPhone. Yes, iPhone is not available here but there are MANY ways on how to have one in the Philippines (check the previous paragraph). It is no doubt that China clones of latest gadgets (iPod, iPhone, and other branded gadgets) are hot items here in the Philippines and you could buy them almost everywhere. It is a bit hard to explain to these people that my iPhone is original and manufactured by iPhone. The only difference is that I unlocked it, activate it and jailbroken it to be able to use with the local networks here (Globe, Sun, Smart) which is hard to explain to not technically inclined people.
Plus, people would question if the iPhone is really mine or am I just borrowing it from my parents. Yes, it’s all me. This iPhone doesn’t belong to my parents or my sibling. I bought it with my own money – thanks to freelance work and blogging.
Thank God, for finally, I have my dream phone – the iPhone.