Recently I tried to add the Pandora App to my iPhone 5, but received a message telling me to upgrade to OS 9. Sounded easy enough. So I clicked on the link and got another message saying I needed more gigabytes. I called my nearest Apple store and was told I needed more space in my iCloud. Prices started at 99 cents a month. I figured that would do it, so I made the monthly purchase and went back to step one. That darn message popped up again. I called the Apple store again and they said they would be delighted to add the gigabytes and update all my apps for $25.00. By that time, I was willing to pay the piper. Once at the store, I was told they couldn’t do it; that I had to go home, connect my phone to my computer and do it myself. They furnished me a two-page instruction sheet. “It’ll be easy,” the young man said. He estimated it would take maybe forty-five minutes. Before I left the store, I went over every step with him to make sure I understood.
I went home and connected my devices, started the process, and got stuck on step two. I called the Apple store and reached a different, but another young man. After mentioning the monthly iCloud fee to get more space, he said the instruction sheet I was given wasn’t needed and that there was already enough room in my iCloud. All I had to do was remove several apps, upgrade my iPhone and reload the apps. It took an hour and a half, but it worked.
Finally, I called the online Apple store to stop the unneeded 99 cent monthly charge, imagining it to be somewhere up in the sky, sitting on my iCloud, causing it to sag and appear fuller than it really was. A nice young girl talked me through this process and when we were almost finished, we were disconnected. I called back; she answered; we finished the process; monthly charges were stopped and my first payment refunded.
I’m happy with my upgraded iPhone, but here’s what I want to know: how big is my iCloud anyway, since I can’t see, feel, hear, touch, or taste it? And if space is infinite, how could it possibly get full?
A couple of days later, I received an e-mail from the Apple store. They informed me it’s time to order my new iPhone SE. It has a 4” display; 12” MP camera; 4k video; and a A9 chip. Wow! What a deal! I know what a 4” display is. If I can ever figure out what the other three features are, I’m placing my order.