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I got my iPhone 4.  It was painful, but not in the way I expected.

This morning I called all the Apple stores in LA, was on hold forever, and finally determined I could only get the phone at the Santa Monica store (Century City and Manhattan Beach were sold out and AT&T doesn’t get ’em until Tuesday).  Santa Monica said there was a 2-3 hour wait.  I thought ‘well, I’ll bring my computer and try to get some writing done.’  That of course didn’t happen, but I sure was glad I brought my computer.

After about 45 minutes in line, I was greeted by Carlos, who seemed very laid back considering the mass consumer flood that’s hit the store over the past 48 hours.

I got the phone, confirmed my data plan and turned it on.  It worked!  It’s supposed to be thinner than the last one, but it doesn’t seem much thinner. It is a tad heavier, though not heavy.  I’m not having any holding it wrong/losing bars issues.  No crazy yellow spots.  Only…

I went to sync the phone with my iTunes to restore all my previous settings from two days ago and got the error message –

MUST UPGRADE TO OS 10.5 TO USE IPHONE 4

Didn’t know that.  So Carlos and I proceeded to spend the next 3 and a half hours downloading Snow Leopard ($189.00) and upgrading iTunes and other software, including calling Final Draft to make sure 8 is compatible with OS 10.6 (Final Draft seems to hate Mac, so it’s better to be safe than sorry).  Yes, it was compatible, but  I had to “deactivate” the Final Draft (This really baffled Carlos.  He kept asking me why and all I could say was “that’s what the guy said”)  This took another phone call and a deactivation code.  Yeah.

Finally, finally, after a free lemonade and watermelon-ade, and two “Genius Bar helpers”, I was able to sync my iPhone 4.

And I’m exhausted.

Now, let's hope I don't drop it...

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