There was a time that I was sure I was going to get an iPhone whenever it came out in Canada. That all changed when I realized how much it would cost. Then I saw that Rogers was reducing their rates in response to customer feedback. I began to lean towards getting one again, until I realized their reduced rate didn’t include features like Visual Voicemail, which you could get for an extra $8. Feels too much like getting nickeled and dimed.
All of a sudden I’m liking the monthly fee on my iPod Touch.
I was already starting to analyze what drives me to want things like this so strongly. I began typing this post using iPhone as a keyword. As I typed i the program suggested idolatry as a tag. If an idol is something that you long for, that you hope will give you meaning and fulfillment apart from Christ, then maybe the iPhone is too much like an idol for me. Sad when you think about what it is.
Last year I saw John Piper react to being given an iPhone. He offered thanks, and then said, “Get thee behind me, Satan!” I know what he means.
So no iPhone for me. And I’m glad actually.