|Morning sky captured with iPhone 4|
Applied BeFunky photo editing matte edge & copyright
Last Friday, Apple launched the sale of their newest iPhone 5S and 5C. When the iPhone 5 came out it hit record sells of 4M sells in its first weekend. Analysis predicted the 5S would increase sales by 1.5 - 2.0M. Apple blew the lid off the market by more than doubling its sells over the previous version. Ouchy, wah-wah! Right? The fun part of these statics is I helped Apple to benchmark these impressive sells this go around.
DH sprung a surprise on me when he offered to get the iPhone 5S for me. What was I to do? Refuse? I don't think so! Although, my current iPhone is working beautifully, it is still four generations old. Our biggest concern is the battery life. The iPhone battery life has been reported to last two years and I have been using my iPhone 4 since May 2010. It's not a question of if, but when will it die? DH didn't want for me to have be stranded without mine.
How do I like my iPhone 5S? I can't say. Our local store did not have the color choice that I wanted, so we had to order it and it won't be here until sometime in October. I am going to be so beside myself till that it shows up.
Prior to the release of Apple's new iPhones, they put updated the operating system. Apple made it available for free to its customers. I was a bit hesitant to upgrade my iPhone 4 for fear something wouldn't work properly because its a great-great-great grandma in terms of smart phones, but I took the leap of faith that every thing would be alright.
iOS7 works okay on the old gal. She's a little slower, but I can forgive her for that. After all, I just asked her to do something that's designed for the newer age of iDevices. Feeling excited about the changes, I thought it would be cool to offer iPhone iOS7 featurettes tips every so often. That being said, let me kick things.
iOS7 featurette #1:
You can now access the iPhone control panel anytime, even when locked. At the bottom of the screen, you simply swipe your finger upward to change important mode settings such as airport, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, or screen orientation lock. You can adjust the brightness or volume or enable AirPlay. You'll also find clock, calculator, camera, and flashlight features there, too. The flashlight is a new addition with the OS upgrade and it's really neat. When you select this feature it turns the camera flash into a LED super light!
There you have it!
It's random Tuesday, so I'm going to throw in something totally off topic. While in Walmart, a cool idea came to mind. Why not every time I see a product that proudly says "Made in the USA" on it to flash a picture and share it.
Here's my first installment of USA made discoveries....
Don't be fooled into thinking all American candy companies manufacture their goods in the USA. One of the largest, if not the largest granddaddy chocolatiers located in Hershey, Pennsylvania makes some of its candy lines in Mexico.
One more thing before I grab a fresh cup of coffee and begin my daily hop. I have created a NEW Facebook fan page & Twitter account. You'll find these also in my sidebar. If you'll be so kind to follow, then I would greatly appreciate it. ;)
Okay, lets shuffle off to visit my lovelies....
Have a terrific Tuesday!