My older son tried to get me to skip this release. I half-jokingly told him that not buying the new iPhone might put my "early adopter" status in jeopardy. He sneeringly said "Buying an iPhone is proof you're not an early adopter … Anybody who really understands technology is buying the Samsung Galaxy S4."
I know he was joking. I know he was giving me a hard time. I know he didn't mean to hurt my feelings. Nonetheless, it hurt. There was a kernel of truth that got under my skin, bruised my ego, and had me questioning my place in the technology adoption cycle.
So, are you buying the new iPhone? I am.