Daejeong, le 13 mars 2021
This is not an advertisement for Apple.
My most recent devices are Samsung. Of course, I live in Korea, one of the most advanced countries in the world regarding technology. I did start working with PC’s when they came out and became available to the masses not quite 40 years ago. Tired of fighting viruses, I eventually purchased an Apple computer at the beginning of the Millenium. I even remember a Blackberry phone in there sometime.
I am now preparing for a visit to the Apple store tomorrow. I am still carrying around three old Apple devices, a phone, an I-Pad and a LapTop. All three need, at least, a tune-up. Well, the phone died over a year ago but it still holds a quite large address book and bluntly refuses to let me access it. Dozens and dozens of numbers and addresses who might not get a long awaited call or text. I still use my damaged I-Pad every day to read the news, occasionally for texts and e-mail and quite often for pictures. I have over ten thousand pictures on it and I don’t know how to store them in the I-Cloud because I changed my e-mail address and I don’t know what to do about that. Unfortunately, I took a fall while holding the I-Pad in my hands. The glass cracked and has been looking worse with time. It still takes great pictures but looking at them through a very cracked glass is not really pleasant. The laptop I also use daily. I have Facebook and the e-mail opened when I’m home. I am writing on it now. In my clumsiness I tipped over a full glass of orange juice on it, while it was open on the table, a couple of weeks ago. I picked it up immediately and Stephanie helped me get it as dry as we could as quickly as we could. However, within minutes, it went completely blank. Miraculously, it came back to life the following day but the keyboard never felt the same. Would you believe it feels like it’s sticky inside?
I need to psychologically prepare myself for this visit because, well, my phone is most probably older than most of the employees that I will encounter there. Also, all of my devices are in French and/or English, no Hangeul and this Apple store is in Jeju City in South Korea. I’ll report back when I have an outcome.