I feel it is my duty to update on the current status of my MicroCell. Status: Nothing has changed. My account online continues to say “Activation Pending” and the little green 3G light continues to flash on the device. I am guessing this will not get fixed by the end of the weekend. It would be one thing if the device had a subtle design, but instead it is this giant white plastic upside down Y shaped thing. It doesn’t help that it has to sit next to the router and cable modem, which already sit in our kitchen and the 50 feet of cable total that Apple and the modem company thought people would need (we only need about 2 feet). The worst part is paying $150 for something to get a signal on my phone and now I still have no service, but AT&T has my money. Ahhhhh!!!
Now onto my friends at Apple. I am going to write off this antenna thing for the time being as a lot of media hype and besides I don’t currently get service in most cases anyway (see above), so it isn’t a big deal for me. However, I do have a new gripe with the fruit company. What is the point of having a store if you can’t buy anything? The two most showcased items in the Apple Store right now are the iPhone 4 and the iPad. They probably have 30 of each for demonstration purposes, the problem is if you actually want to buy one, well frankly you can’t. Now I understand not being able to keep the iPhone 4 in stock, its only been out for a week, but the iPad as of tomorrow will have been out for three months. Ridiculous!! Maybe I should sell my AAPL stock now before people realize the number of sales of the iPhone and iPad each day at least in the Apple Store in the Burlington Mall are 0.0. Maybe they should march the neglected Macintosh computers out into the spotlight and get people to buy some of those instead of just teasing people into liking a smartphone or tablet they can’t even buy. On the bright side maybe those people will be turned on to touch screen smartphones and go buy a Droid X on July 15th, leaving the next shipment of iPhone 4’s all to me. Until then I am sticking it out with this super slow iPhone 3G with iOS 4.