My Heart is an iPhone 8

My heart is an iPhone 8. Still fully functional. But maybe not fantastic.

It’s at its best early in the morning. After a night of rest on the charger. Followed by closing all the apps and performing a hard reset. For a couple of hours after this routine, it works practically perfectly. I don’t tend to notice any issues. Well, unless I’m using the phone’s GPS function and/or its camera function (no matter what time of day, using a combination of these two systems gets real laggy real quickly).

If I just stick to my Bible app, my Messages, and my Gmail, I manage just fine. And as the day goes on, even when I listen to some podcasts or music, or fill out my food diary on MyFitnessPal, or uploading a video to my TikTok, I’m often surprised by how well my iPhone 8 hangs in there. Its battery drains quickly, though. I can’t make it through the day without little power boosts, little charging sessions. And there are certain combinations of apps that make things crash, so I try to avoid those.

I’m not sure how much longer it will last. But I’m hoping to at least get to the end of September and reassess. At that point, there will likely be some new updates in software and hardware that could help. Until then, I persevere. And remember that I’m pretty privileged to have such a high-tech device to begin with.

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