Apple whore. There’s no better term to describe me. I’m your typical gadget sucker that Apple markets to. I gobble every single doohickey Apple releases in the market. I was once allergic to any gadget, anything electronic, because I was a techno-idiot and was absolutely afraid of even touching one of those things. But once I created this blog and got into photography, and started experiencing just how much you can do with those doggone gadgets, I was hooked.
So just last month, January, I ended up splurging on Apple gadgets without really meaning to. First I really needed to replace my beat-up 30G iPod Video. So I decided to invest in the mega-memory of the iPod Classic 160G:
Then, when we went to Hong Kong just a couple of weeks ago, I came across the iPod Touch. All my friends have been raving about it, convincing me to get the iPod Touch instead of the iPod classic, but I argued that I really needed a huge storage for all my music. The 32G of the iPod Touch just wouldn’t hack it. But when I saw the iPod Touch and its new 64G incarnation, and at less the price of my friends’ 32G version, I just couldn’t resist. So I ended up with my 2nd Apple gadget for the month:
And then came the big one. I was in an Apple store when I saw the latest MacBook: it’s a white unibody, has most of the stats of the MacBook Pro but minus the aluminum body, at less than 30k the price. How could I resist? My laptop is still my first Mac gadget, the ancient iBook G4. Believe it or not, I even bought that old thing for 20k more than what I bought the new MacBook for. I’m totally in love with it. Here’s my latest baby:
So imagine my distress when a couple of weeks ago, we did news on the announcement of Apple to release their latest worm on a hook, the iPad:
Great. After splurging hard-earned moolah on 3 Apple gadgets, they’ll release a brand new one, one I probably couldn’t resist, by next month. It’s got 3 versions, the cheapest one at $499. Not bad. Lord help me resist. The only thing that’s stopping me is that my gadget gurus always tell me never to get the first generation of ANY gadget. So maybe I’ll wait for a couple of versions to go by before I make the purchase. Sigh…