This post should be about how I bought my wife her first iPhone for our anniversary this year and she was happy as can be and we all lived happily ever after.
And the first couple bits are true. Everything except the happily ever after part.
At Best Buy, the lady said they had just changed the wireless password and she didn’t know it, so she asked if I could do the set up at home.
Sure, no problem.
Got home, gave my wife the phone. She got happy and settled into the couch to dig into her new toy.
The set up process is basically a simple series of yes no questions. Location Services, Find My Phone, iCloud. This is Apple after all.
We set her up on my itunes account so she’d have access to the thousands of dollars I’ve spent on music and apps.
Today I went to text a friend. But his number wasn’t there. I checked my contacts. Suddenly I could text Vivian and Tracy, who’s numbers I’ve never know but everybody else was gone.
Hundreds of numbers, from years of collecting them like Pokemon cards.
My wife had gone through her phone and deleted any irrelevant phone numbers from HER phone.
and… iCloud hooped me.
Now say what you want about how great the service is supposed to be, or the value it could add, but me as the normal, the citizen, the muggle, just got bent over the barrel.
There is no software that has infuriated me as much as iTunes. (The irony that I still use it regularly is not lost on me.) iCloud looks like it might take a shot at the title.
Ironically, an hour before I learned of my text purge, I was complaining on Twitter about iCloud and my discomfort with it.
Lastly, if anybody has any idea how I might roll this back, PLEASE let me know.