Well folks, I did it. I am now the proud owner of one 64GB, rose gold, iPhone SE. In the course of less than 48 hours, I have taken 36 photos, installed 33 apps, placed both Skype and WeChat video calls with my front facing camera, and downloaded several important pdf documents to my file manager. I have talked to Siri (who I have decided to call Sherry, and she has agreed), set up numerous online and easy-pay accounts both linked to my American and Chinese bank accounts, and even set the finger print security setting. This is awesome.
I have never felt so productive in my life! Living in China I don’t have a car so take the bus to work. Monday I was running late for work because I got stuck on a phone call to my friend in America who was asking me to send him a document. On my way to work I created a monthly budget in Numbers, finalized and emailed it to my contact in America, then sent screen shots of said budget via WeChat photo messaging to another friend all while sitting on the bus stuck in traffic, before arriving at work at 8 am Monday morning.
Because I was running late to work, I ran out the door forgetting my wallet. No wallet, no lunch, right? Wrong. Since I had set up my Alipay account in my phone all I had to do was scan a QR code at the coffee shop at lunchtime, and ta-da, done. And after I paid for my coffee, a text message from my online banking account sent a text message directly to my phone telling me of the deduction, and my remaining checking account balance.
I am officially hooked. Now if I can just keep from losing the thing, or breaking it…