Demon Posessed iPhone – A Bad Apple

28 Aug

I’ve been hearing a ton of people gripe about their iPhones lately.

Quite a few Apple devotees actually believe that there is an Apple conspiracy. They say that the company plants bugs in the phones on purpose, so that you are forced to buy a new phone or upgrade to the newest model. I’m not going to debate the technical realities of this. I have no clue if this is even possible, all I know is that I have heard at least a dozen iPhone users saying that this secret plot, is happening.

Last week my iPhone became possessed. Random apps would open and close, emails would move folders, and Siri came to life on her own. Beyond creepy to say the least.

My phone would text whomever it wanted to, whenever and whatever it wanted to. If you received a text from saying something like, “blue baby bicycle” or “monkey up then Saturn” it was my phantom phone. I’m sure some of you saw some odd Facebook status updates from me as well. You probably just assumed that I had been hitting the Mommy Juice pretty hard. Nope, not the case, it was my phone, going insane.

After three calls to customer service and a bunch of re-starts later, it was time to visit the Apple store. The looks on the faces of all the twenty-something employees faces when I marched into the store with my crew, was priceless. I would say we were less then 5 feet in the door before half the screens in the place had little handprints on them.
What was amazing was how quickly the manager ran over to usher us to the kids table in the back. There was an iPad for each child equipped with kid friendly games at a mini table. These Apple folks really are frickin’ geniuses. Slightly intense, but geniuses.

Forty Five minutes later, I was neck deep in tech language that I could barely keep up with. I nodded at my helper guy as if I understood every single word. What I was really wondering was if I was causing brain damage to my children. They had been staring at those iPads at that tiny table for almost an hour. I hadn’t heard a word from them. Again, Apple…Wow.

In the end, they gave me a new iPhone. I never really got an explanation for what was wrong with it in the first place. One Apple worker said it was software, another said it was the screen,yet a third swore it was water damage.

Could it have been that my phone had a mind of it’s own and was just messing with me? Possibly.

What I do know is that I discovered a place at the mall where all my kids can sit for free and play
quietly for almost an hour, while I do absolutely nothing.

If it takes a demon possessed phone to get that, then so be it.


2 Responses to “Demon Posessed iPhone – A Bad Apple”

  1. JLO August 28, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    It’s Liam’s favorite place on earth.. Prob makes him happier than disneyland!

    • 90210mom August 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

      This is the type of Mommy tip you should have shared a long time ago. You should be ashamed.

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