He knew he was going to get one even back when it was just a rumour, he was over the moon the day it was officially announced.
He didnâ€™t mind that his current phone was just under a year old.
Thatâ€™s the kind of fanboy he is – recently when I was excited about my new 50mm camera lens, he looked on with mild interest and said wryly â€œYeah well, I guess I could be that excited tooâ€¦ if you slapped an Apple logo on it â€
He claims Apple changed his life, thereâ€™s a long story (Iâ€™ll spare you the details) about his final year in high school in a small farming town in northern California.
He ordered it the minute it became available.
The wait seemed the longest; he checked the mailbox daily, which soon became an obsession after a week.
He called several times, left notes for the mail man and generally sulked. It eventually arrived and we were all grateful.
It arrived unceremoniously one day, a small black box in a large brown one â€“ carrying hopes of ease and efficiency.
He opened it,
It looked exactly the same as the one he had before,
but to him, this was so much more â€“ this is going to make his life so much easier than the last one.
Makes and receives all right out of the box.
Paired it with his Bang & Olufsen EarSet 2
Then it was time to transfer all data from the old phone to the new shiny one.
Dude has over a million songs and apps so it took a while.
Good thing it has 32gb of space.
While waiting for the files to transfer, I deliberated slapping the logo (over the Rogers logo) on my phone â€“ but decided I donâ€™t hate the Rogers logo that much!
And this is his â€œIâ€™m quite pleased with myselfâ€ pose.
All set up and ready to go! And that was the last we saw of him.
If you see him, heâ€™s not hard to miss; heâ€™s the guy with his face buried in his iphone â€“ tell him his family said hello.