But I don't want a new phone!

Wait. So Apple has announced new iPhones again? I’m already way behind. I have an iPhone 6, and my daughter makes fun of me for how old and slow my phone is.

I suck at cellphones. I don’t answer any numbers I don’t recognize, rarely listen to my voicemail, and currently have 91 unread text messages (mostly from big group texts that I stopped paying attention to).

Maybe it’s, like, a residual thing from my many years as a reporter—when I had to be tied to my phone 24 hours a day. Whatever it is, I sort of resent my phone.

But now that I’m so far behind on the latest iPhones, am I going to have to just give in and upgrade? I go into cell stores like a kid being dragged to the dentist.

Louise AhernComment