On Friday, FedEx dropped of my wife's new iPhone 5s (gold). She graciously offered to wait for me to finish working before we unboxed it.

https://alpha.app.net/thaddeus/post/13063366

We spent the evening preparing for our son's birthday party, so the phone sat in the FexEx box on a shelf. Saturday came and it was time to host family for the party, so the phone continued to sit. When things finally calmed down and I asked her if she wanted to open her phone, she stunned me.

"I'm not sure I want it. My [iPhone 4S] still works great." Her reason was simple. Most of the time, you upgrade a phone because the current one is bothersome, whether it be slow, incompatible with new software, or damaged. For her, none of these were true. The iPhone 4S is still a really great phone.

In the end, we opened the iPhone 5s for the original reason we bought it - as parents, the camera improvements are worth every subsidized penny we spend on these phones over the course of two years.

https://alpha.app.net/thaddeus/post/13138998