Old Phone Day (aka Apple Christmas)

Posted on September 11, 2019
Updated September 30, 2019

Still rocking Noir 5 years later.

On what was once the merriest of occasions, I woke to the news of new phones. Although all my gear is now over four years old, I still look forward to this for months, hoping that in the near future, I’ll have the opportunity to upgrade.

Such an opportunity has been withheld in recent years, as I have attempted to find my dream job (as opposed to any job) and also focused on my own creative endeavors in game design.

That leaves me, today, going back in time to 2015, and watching the launch event of my current phone, the iPhone 6. Which although feeling definitely slow, markedly slower even than Eiko’s ‘7, does do what it needs to, and takes what are still, objectively, good enough photos (if not great).

Here are photos I took on an iPhone 4 in 2013, during a trip to Vietnam. Also good enough that they serve as great memories with a touch of aesthetic.

So maybe instead of dreaming of what might be today, take a look at what you’ve got, and feel a touch of appreciation that although it is not your lot to upgrade every year, or two, or three or give, the thing you do have still was once much coveted, glanced at across the room, stared at on the bus, and held with pleasure and love by you.