I walked into the Apple store and was greeted by a salesman who asked if he could help me with anything. I said nothing and held up my dumb phone. He gestured me towards the iPhone table. After some discussion I settled on the iPhone6 64GB.
I was then referred to another table for assistance with the setup. I had to go through the registration process 3 times due to an apparent software glitch that invalidated both of my emails. I attracted some judging looks as I fumbled with the touch keyboard for 10 minutes while doing this. Finally we resorted to a software restore during which time I was offered a Macbook to use to create my Apple ID. "Ah, a keyboard!" I said enthusiastically. My 100wpm touch typing ability and power-user Finder familiarity got a very different reaction than did my poor thumbing skills. The Apple person suggested I create another gmail account but I didn't want to. So I told her I was going to setup a new account on my web server. *confused look*. I setup the new account, created an Apple ID, and setup the iPhone. Then I went through the various configuration options and she told me to click 'yes' for iCloud. I said I didn't want to. *confused look*. "Why not?" she said. "Privacy concerns" I told her. She explained to me how people are only hacked due to weak passwords to which I responded with a judging look. I went ahead and enabled iCloud to put the issue to rest, then I disabled it once I left the store.
After the setup I went to the Verizon store to get a plan. Knowing that it was my first smart phone, the woman there tried to ascertain my probable data usage.
"Do you have a computer at home?" she said.
"I have four."
"Do you have wifi?"
"Yes, I have a wireless router for my home DSL."
*slightly confused look*
"I can sell you this wifi device if you need it." *gesturing to a 4g hotspot product*
She appeared to be using the term wifi as if it was a product and not a technology.
"nah, I don't need it. I'll just take the 1GB plan."
"This smart phone thing might actually be useful, especially for GPS. I am printing maps right now."