Late this afternoon, I said goodbye to iPhone 5, which I debated keeping for the exceptional camera. What cinched my return: Barber of Seville. That's name of the local hair cutter. I used Google Now/voice search, which brought up the phone number. Siri kept insisting I said "Barbo of Seville". I bought iPhone 5 late morning on September 24. So that didn't last long.
The return process started with a trip to the AT&T store to activate a new SIM card for the Galaxy Nexus. There something quite remarkable happened. I bumped into a friend not seen for months. He was there tidying up business following purchase of a new Android last week.
He is a long-time, committed iPhone user -- since the original released in 2007. But he lost his 4, and given the timing, should have been hot for the new model that went on sale Friday. But he had grown tired of the sameness, and another friend recently bought Samsung Galaxy S III, which impressed him. So he asked the sales clerk about Androids and bought one instead of once again jumping on the iPhone launch bandwagon.
Process took some time at AT&T, while returning iPhone 5 for refund at Apple Store took mere minutes. Bye, bye, baby.
I used Galaxy Nexus to take this one last photo of the Jesus Phone. My buddy no longer is a believer. Who else has lost faith? #iphone5