My Brand-New, Super-Amazing iPhone

post date: December 31, 2008

For my last big purchase of 2008 I splurged and bought an iPhone, a picture of which I managed to take while holding the iPhone in my right hand and my camera in my left hand. I owe most of the credit to my friend Greg Kuehn, senior pastor of Sierra Bible Church in Reno, Nevada. When we were there for a Bible conference in October 2007, Greg had just gotten his iPhone and loved it. And couldn’t stop talking about it. Or playing with it. One day he and executive pastor Dave Smith took us for lunch to a mountain town called Nevada City. Because it was a fairly long drive, Greg handed me the iPhone so I could start playing with it.

Well, it is amazing. And it can do anything, I mean anything. Plus Greg should work for Apple (makers of the iPhone), maybe he does on the side. Who knows? He was extremely persuasive, mostly because the iPhone is like a handheld computer plus a game console that happens to do phone calls on the side.

So far I’ve made exactly one call, to Nick who was suitably pleased. At least he laughed when I told him. Now I’m working on downloading the various apps, of which there are thousands, I guess. Plus you can download movies and music and sermons and podcasts. It even does GPS, I think. Not sure about that. 

Our old cell phones were truly old–-almost four years old, which is like driving a Model T. So it was time, and now I can check my email and update my Facebook page anytime I want.

Technology is a beautiful thing. 

Happy New Year to one and all. While everyone else is celebrating, I’ll be playing with my iPhone.

See you next year on the Internet. 


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