iPhone Upgrade Fiasco

It’s been a little over a year since I got my little pink iPhone 5c and I enjoyed having it. I originally decided to get an iPhone because I knew it would allow me to create blog content on the go. The 5c did just that! I used it constantly to take and blog photos, record videos, keep on top of my social media profiles, and so much more. After popping on a cute Marina & The Diamonds case I was ready to go.


Photo by Karlis Dambrans via Flickr.

I was skeptical when the iPhone 6 was released over the summer of 2014 (as I usually am when Apple rolls out a new line), but since I was due for an upgrade with my mobile service I decided to jump up to the latest iPhone. What really ended up pulling me in what the better quality of photos with the new camera on the iPhones. Better photos means a prettier, higher quality blog. I’m constantly looking for ways to improve my website and knew that working on photos was a solid next step.

Okay! I know exactly which phone I want and I know how much the upgrade will cost. All it should take is a quick trip to the T-Mobile store, right? Not so much.

Getting the new phone was easy enough but when I got home  when one of the worst case scenarios occurred. I had JUST finished syncing my new phone to my iTunes when I saw that Apple and unveiled a new update for iOS 8 that very day! COOL, RIGHT????

NOT COOL!! This shit bricked up my phone!

When your phone is bricked it means you can’t do anything with it, not even charge it. You can’t even turn it on! I JUST got my new phone and it’s as useful as a rock in the dirt. Damn Apple and their software updates! It turns out that update was recalled TWICE because it kept messing with people phones.

I spent a lot of time doing research about my issue with my iPhone and I tried many different methods to unbrick it but at the end of the day (or in my case, the end of the WEEK) I had to go back to the T-Mobile store to get my phone replace. The T-Mobile people were extremely nice and it was not difficult for me to get a new iPhone, but really Apple? This is the second time this has happened to me. How hard is it to test your damn updates before you destroy a bunch of brand spanking new devices???

I’m just glad to have a phone again. Believe it or not I’ve been trying to have a social life these days but it’s hard to do that when you can’t hit your people up. Also, I can’t get back into the whole blogging thing again. Moral of the story, don’t update your Apple devices unless you hate yourself.

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