[Photo taken with my OG iPhone 3GS]

I didn’t get much sleep last night. I was one of those kids who couldn’t wait until Christmas, and would wake up hours early just to get my new toy. I remember waking up at 12:01 one year, knocking on my parents door and saying, “Santa’s here! Let’s open presents!”

I knew that my iPhone would be here today, so I woke up early (6 am) and got ready to go. I figured that even though FedEx said that one iPhone would be there at 10:30 am and the other at 6 pm, that there was a chance it would be here as early as 7 am. I was ready to go by then, and started my work day.

The day wasn’t starting out well as far as my productivity went, because I kept checking FedEx’s website every 5-10 minutes like a crackhead. For hours, it read: “Departed Anchorage, AK, 2:34 am.” Around 10:20 am, I saw this:

Package deliveries are proceeding as normal; however tracking updates are temporarily being delayed. Please try back later.

A minute later, I heard the FedEx truck pull up, and off stepped the driver with two boxes in hand. I was giddy, which must have been obvious because he said, “You’re waiting at home for these, huh?” This started a conversation, and he told me that FedEx had drivers coming in on their day off just to deliver iPhones and nothing else. He said there were thousands of the things in the warehouse, ready for shipping. I can’t say that I’m surprised, but it’s pretty impressive.

Since I got the phone, I activated it with no problems to speak of yet, and I’ve been organizing my Apps into folders. I’m still not done with the update yet, and I have yet to make a call, but I have received a few texts.

I’m not going to get crap accomplished today.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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  1. congrats…wish ATT wasn’t the devil and screwing me on my upgrade date…but I’m happy you are enjoying it

    have fun