Tope Olofin : How I became an iPhone fanatic (Y! Superblogger)

by Tope Olofin

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And that is what I was doing when my iPhone decided it needed a bath. I honestly don’t know what propelled my phone to make such a decision, all I remember is I saw my phone submerged in a full bucket of water, mind you the flash light was still on.

 

It is no secret that I detest the iPhone. In short I have nothing positive to say about it. I think part of my distaste stems from the fact that it is an American product, which boasts of being the best in the land. Then there is the presupposition that the brand has supposedly taken over every other smartphone brand in the world. Yet when I take a scan at public places I see more of the blackberry and Samsung brand, even in iPhone’s country of origin but that is a discussion for another day, let’s focus.

Today it is needful that I cross the fence, because for once in my eventful life, I have seen the only “useful” feature the iPhone possesses. If I ever stumble across more of them in the future, I will swallow my words and come back humbly to give honor where it is due. For today let me sing the iPhone brand some oriki.

Despite my distaste for the iPhone, I happen to have been forced to use the device for the day to day running of my life, get over it.

Now the country Nigeria cannot be mentioned without special acknowledgment of the Power Holding Corporation, formerly called NEPA. Anytime they decide to inflict the 9th plague of darkness on us, we are forced to immediately convert the services of the mobile phone to a torch.

And that is what I was doing when my iPhone decided it needed a bath. I honestly don’t know what propelled my phone to make such a decision, all I remember is I saw my phone submerged in a full bucket of water, mind you the flash light was still on.

In sheer panic, I reached for the phone and tried to dry is as fast as lighting. While I was doing that, a call came in. I didn’t want to pick, but I did, because it involved enlarging my small pocket. I ended the call abruptly because I wasn’t too sure if answering a call will add to my current dilemma.

My dear, it did not o!

I’ll admit that I waited a few minutes for it to dry and possibly die out, never to be awaken, that goal was never achieved. It continued working and still works to this day.

I am almost tempted to swear by the brand. I have since deviated and become a raving fan for the iPhone.

Heaven knows this feature alone is enough to win me over. Come to think of it, which Samsung, Blackberry or Tecno phone can survive that kind of ordeal? None o jare.

So far, na only iPhone I know  fit pull that kind stunt, but who says I’m right?

That’s my story. I am sure there are many more like mine, care to share? I am also on the lookout for a difference in opinion. The place is twitter, the time is now. Folks I am @toperants. I await your mentions.

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Tope Olofin loves to rant. She is a boisterous and hilarious English graduate from the University of Lagos. She believes life’s experiences are priceless and the best way to capture it is by writing. She blogs at www.toperants.com and tweets @toperants

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