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manton
manton

I hadn’t planned on upgrading my iPhone X for a little while longer, but our cat had other ideas. He knocked my phone off the kitchen counter today, shattering the glass on the tile floor. Not great timing with an iPhone announcement probably weeks away. 📱

DazeEnd
DazeEnd

@manton Ugh. That sucks.

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odd
odd

@manton I thought new iPhones would be revealed the coming Tuesday … You don’t have a backup phone for the interim?

pratik
pratik

@manton Blaming the cat, are we now? 😉

manton
manton

@odd I think Tuesday is just going to be the iPad and Apple Watch.

manton
manton

@pratik He has a history of knocking things off the counter to get attention. 🙂

pratik
pratik

@manton Right before an Apple keynote. Smart cat 😄 Hope you’ve a spare coz no iPhones next week, I hear.

zorn
zorn

@manton Based on the podcast talk you should get a Pixel and live on it for a few months before the new iPhone options come out.

odd
odd

@manton Oh! Anyway, I’m sorry about your phone (and cat) 😼😿

manton
manton

@zorn I've been using an Android tablet the last few days and not having iMessage is a problem. I've tried AirMessage but don't have a good setup for it.

odd
odd

@manton You can’t get around it with Signal? (I guess there might be some convincing to do…)

fahrni
fahrni

@manton If you have an old iPhone lying around you could use it for a while.

I’ve been using iOS 14 on a first gen SE and it been just fine.

a_seagull_story
a_seagull_story

@manton I switched to Telegram and love it to pieces. The app is swish on all phones and there are native desktop versions too. It has this brilliant thing where you can send messages and files to yourself for seamless cross-platform sharing - they arrive so quickly I can hardly believe it sometimes. Detaching from the Apple ecosystem was nothing but good for me. I can now come and go with ease.

maique
maique

@a_seagull_story Telegram’s feature set is great. I’m using it daily now with the closest group of friends, others are still insisting on WhatsApp, no matter how much we try to move them to Telegram.

manton
manton

@a_seagull_story I use iMessage with family and it's too disruptive to try to switch other folks right now. Maybe it'll be easier later.

sku_b
sku_b

@manton With my kitten, I know there’s no way I can go caseless with my phone. I need something that basically sticks to a surface. He already tried using my AirPods case as a hockey puck last night.

manton
manton

@sku_b Oh yeah, he frequently knocks the AirPods case around but it's pretty sturdy. It's my fault... I left the iPhone next to the charger but not plugged in, which would've saved it.

Bruce
Bruce

@manton I'm forgetting the name, but Ben Thompson has been using an app that routes iMessages to/from his Android device via companion software on his mac.