iCharge, Do you?

I’ve had my iPhone since September.  I use it a lot. Don’t get me wrong.  But seriously, I feel like the phone is always charging.  If I’m out an about, I’m using it.  If I’m in the car, at work, or in the house, it’s charging. Angry Husband has the same issue too. As a matter of fact, he told me tonight, “I didn’t answer the phone because I only had 13% of my battery left.” He called me from the house.

Because we are both so mobile, we’ve acquired many iPhone chargers.  We also have an iTouch that belongs to Angry Kid. He mostly watches movies on it. We use it as a pocket DVD player. Well, we’ve acquired quite a collection of chargers and/or charging cords. We have NINE, yes 9 cords.  I actually counted 10 at first, but I went around and counted today.  I even did an informal charger poll on Twitter and my Facebook account today.  I think the average person had three cords for each iPhone.  That can get quite expensive.

Why am I talking about cords and charging? Well I watched many webcasts today about Apple’s new iPad. What a horrible name. Seriously, I would have much rather preferred the iTablet, like the rumors. But they did say that the battery lasted 10 FULL hours.  As an iPhone owner, I let out a loud chuckle.  I have an iPhone and a Macbook.  Neither of these devices last as long as Apple says they do. Don’t get me wrong, but these battery time frames are totally wrong.

IPhone Charger Collage 1. Angry Julie Work Van 2. Angry Husband Work Car 3. Angry Tahoe 4. Angry Truck 5. Kitchen Charger 6. Bedroom Charger 7. Macbook Charger 8. PC Office Charger 9. Angry Julie Work Office Charger

Do you have an iPhone? Do you charge it a lot? Please don’t say we are the only ones with this issue? How many chargers do you have? Is nine, an excessive amount of chargers?

You will laugh at this one, though. Angry Husband bought the bedroom nightstand charger for one of my Christmas presents.  I take my baby (iPhone) with me to bed every night.  I sit there and go through my reader or go on Twitter. This is how I relax.  He was tired of hearing me bitch about my battery dying.  Because I also use it as an alarm clock.

Oh, and the iPad? For $499, you get 16 GB of storage, with Wi-Fi built-in. For $599, you get 32 GB of storage. For $699, you get 64 GB of storage. What do you think? Are you sold? Are you pre-ordering.  Meh, I wasn’t that impressed. Angry Husband wants one. But he was annoyed about paying more fees to AT&T. Because well, that’s another thing, we have like no cell service in our house right now. It’s ridiculous.

16 comments
Newlywed Next Door
Newlywed Next Door

Not excited about the iPad. I'd rather have a cheaper netbook or just an iPhone.

krissy
krissy

I have an iPhone and I have 7 chargers. I have... 1. 1 in my car 2. 1 in mom's car 3. 1 usb charger for my macbook 4. 1 in my room 5. 1 in the kitchen 6. 1 in the living room 7. Portable charger when I'm out and about. The battery is PITIFUL!! I use mine a lot too.

court
court

I have a blackberry but I too have chargers everywhere. My home phone is never to be found so I am lost without my phone.

Jenn
Jenn

I could likely write you an entire 5 page opinion, but I'll spare you... This is about as short as I can make my opinion ;) (as you know by now) I used to work for Apple, so I'm new to this being able to discuss opinions in a public forum (employees must keep HUSH!). Anyway, I have an iphone. I was given the first gen one by apple (for work) and I bought myself the 3Gs when it came out. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my iPhone, but it does not come without flaws. The biggest one is lack of an interchangeable battery. WHY is apple moving to this trend? First the phone, then laptops, now the iPad. It's dumb. I LOVE sleek, and interchangeable batteries do add bulk, but common! I had 8 batteries for my Macbook Pro!!! I LOVED being able to switch out batteries. #2, no background apps? I can forgive the phone for not having them (although it should) but with the ipad.... The iPad is a giant iPhone. Marketing videos will show otherwise, but looking at the tech specs, it's an iPhone with no phone. Yes, HD video... great... but thats not enough. The iPad is just a bigger screened iphone. Hopefully future generations will incorporate a paired down OSX, NOT the iPhone OS. I think apple has the technology to do this. I feel they gave it the iPhone OS to make it more marketable to PC users. For windows users, It's a big selling point that it syncs with both windows & OSX. Its another way to gain more market share. It's a cool device, but I have no use for it. It's a very specific market. I'm sure it will bring apple more users, however I REALLY hope that in the future they give it a better Operating System.

Maria
Maria

Im with you on the name! I love AT&T never had any problems with calls or no signal. Of Course when we are in the mountains it comes and goes or in TJ it sounds funny. Hubby wants an Ipad and of course we will wait a good while before we get it lol

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger
the BLAH BLAH BLAHger

I have AT&T service, too, and when I sit on my couch I get such hideous service that if I move an inch, the call drops. Usually after 3 attempts at a phone call on the couch, I just don't call back. LAME.

Headless Mom
Headless Mom

No cell service in my house is precisely the reason I don't have a fancy phone. What good is it if I can't get calls or anything else at my house? Well, it's good for out of the house, but still.

Kristy
Kristy

I had to come read this! I just showed it to HPB and he said "Man, I need chargers like that". :) Ya'll have a lot of chargers! But...we have to stay connected. Honestly, I start to have major anxiety when my Blackberry battery meter turns yellow. Your post has convinced me to get a car charger (I shamefully don't own one).

Sarah
Sarah

Still a lover of apple but yup, if I use the iphone how it's supposed to be used {apps} then the battery dies very quickly. Sad shame, I love playing with it. It's a vicious cycle, I say!