So expats are excited today because they are counting down the time until the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reach Costa Rica.
Naturally there will be a lot muled in through Juan Santamaría and Daniel Oduber airports. But even in the United States the phones are not available. The company is accepting pre-orders.
Apple has come out with two versions of the iPhone, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. One can now spend from $200 to $500 to be plugged in continually to the net. The advantage is a bigger and better screen.
According to commentators, users can be sure to hook up with a new Facebook friend without delay.
The much anticipated Apple Watch will not be on the market until next year.
Meanwhile, sociologists are pondering what this means to society.
On that topic, the Johns Hopkins Newsletter, produced by students, weighted in on a world without cell phones::
“. . . it’s the 1990s. A time when strangers would talk to each other on airplanes and trains or in bars. A time when families could have dinner without being interrupted by “Single Ladies” by Beyonce. A time when we would have debates that ended in consensus or fist fights instead of one guy silencing the crowd by raising his illuminated iPhone above his head and citing Wikipedia as the final word.?
And that was in 2009!