Problems Connecting the iPhone 4

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After successfully unboxing my new iPhone 4, it was time to connect and sync it for the first time. I had to choose a name for my device. My iPad was named Pythagoras. Therefore, I wanted to stick with a “P” name. One person in the chat room suggested the name “Placenta.” I’m not calling my iPhone that, but why not call the USB cables the placenta? Great idea! Grab your iPhone placenta, connect it up and lets get this show on the road.

As soon as the device began booting up, I was astounded at how sharp the text was on the loading screen. They aren’t kidding about the difference with the new Retina display. I had to enter my AT&T information and then read and agree to the Apple terms of use. Yeah, yeah, blah blah. Wait… now I had to agree to the AT&T service agreement. They state that “AT&T guarantees that you will drop no less than three calls per day.” Excellent! I love a guarantee.

Next I was greeted by the screen that told me to wait up to three minutes to process my request. Geez. Their marketing team wasn’t on the ball. This is the iPhone 4. It should have taken four minutes, not three.

As I was waiting for this whole shebang to get busy, I decided to go with the name Persephone for my shiny new toy. In Greek mythology, Persephone was the queen of the Underworld. That’s kind of fitting, don’t you agree?

Activation is boring, to tell you the truth. Once it finished activating, I was informed I needed to disconnect and reconnect the phone. However, I was momentarily distracted by the beautiful display. Oooh. Ahhhh. Impressive!

Upon reconnection, I had to agree to the iPhone software license. Geebuz. That’s now three of these I had to go through just to use the daggone thing. I chose to restore from a backup of my 3GS. I have folders set up on there on iOS, and I don’t want to have to redo all of that. That, my friends, wasn’t such a hot idea.

Considering I had over 500 iPhone apps, I was nervous. Right after telling everyone that, a message popped up telling me there was a problem and that I needed to start the process again. I did manage to get ‘er done finally, never fear.

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