So how can a person tell if they are addicted to their iPhone? I mean, is there a definitive list of symptoms out there somewhere or is it more of a diagnosed-on-a-case-by-case-basis sort of thing? Not that I am addicted, no sir, not me. I’m just.. um.. asking for a friend. Yeah a friend. Let’s call her Tally. Tally… might have addiction issues with her iPhone. or maybe I’m just overreacting. I mean, everyone is ‘addicted’ to their smartphones these days, no? It’s completely normal to reach for your phone first thing in the morning. And I’m sure it’s also not at all abnormal to have the urge to check your phone every single time you wake up during the night to feed the baby to the point that you nearly drop it on the baby’s head when you’re scrolling with one hand and holding her bottle with the other. No? Not normal? What about when you have a mini panic attack when you are downstairs and realise you left your phone in the bedroom upstairs. Or not being able to watch a full movie without checking Facebook/Twitter/Whatsapp at least once every 20 mins. No? Only m- I mean Tally?
Maybe Tally does have a problem. At least she’s not in denial though. When the husband accused her of being addicted to her iPhone, she didn’t even deny it! All she did was immediately reach for her iPhone to tweet about it which is totally, um… totally… damn it.