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New iPhone Obtained; Lost One Still Lost

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Nick was great. I love the Apple store and everything Mac, even if I don’t love having to replace my lost iPhone.

Apple makes it so easy. It’s one of the reasons I love the company and the products.

I just replaced my iPhone, which I lost a couple of days ago and tore through my small condo and car looking for. I didn’t want to spend the money on a replacement, and I’m still not happy about that. But all props to Apple and the store in Lenox Square. Every time I buy something here, the staff members make it easy. They’re helpful and informed, and I walk out with what I need, already up and running.

So thanks, Nick. I appreciate it. Especially since you told me I have 14 days to bring back the new one — when that old one finally turns up again.

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Ever lost an iPhone? How did you survive without it?

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Where, oh where, are you tonight? Why did you leave me here all alone…?

UPDATE: How my saga concluded

Ending Day 2 without my iPhone. Kinda tense. An hour ago I started driving to Lenox Square Apple Store to replace it, but I turned around: I don’t want to spend $300 tonight and find the dang thing tomorrow morning. I’m giving it one more day.

But the first two haven’t been easy.

No calls, pictures, social media updates. No emailing, no Googling random facts, no texting Tony about the kids on “Idol.”

My dependence on my smartphone has surprised me because I think I’m a pretty average iPhone user. I love it and use it all day, largely to take photos for Instagram and this blog, to write or voice-record lyric ideas for songs, and to keep a running tally of my daily to-do list and communications. I listen to music on it while I’m at the gym. And I use it as my alarm clock (so, yeah, I rushed to work after oversleeping a bit this morning). Without it now for two days, I have felt disoriented and a little twitchy.

Yikes! Maybe this dependence shouldn’t surprise me so much. At least I don’t text at dinner instead of talking with my date, right?

What about you? Have you ever lost a smartphone? How long till you found it — or gave up and bought a new one? And what did you miss the most about it?

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