When Apple produced a phone that dropped signal when you held it a certain way, I didn’t think much of it. Aside from shining a light on the flaw of having a small and secretive development cycle, there wasn’t much to give them a hard time about. Companies fail to find every little thing in early version products all the time. That’s why there’s subsequent versions.
When Steve Jobs told the world it was a non-issue, not to hold the phone like that, I chuckled a little, but still didn’t make too much of a big deal about it. It’s Steve Jobs. I suspect that over the years, his turtlenecks have slowly been restricting the blood flow just enough to cause him to act like the self-appointed God of fashion and function that he is. It can’t be coherent thought causing it. Even he’d be embarrassed by the way he acts.
When Apple told the world that the phone never got that many bars anyway, it started getting interesting.
When they told you to buy a $30 rubber band to wrap around the phone to prevent the signal loss, I began laughing outright.
When they held a press conference saying that they weren’t perfect and here’s a free rubber band, I was kind of sad. It was like watching something that had the potential to be quite fantastic but whose life was cut short by common sense.
I needn’t have worried. It seems Apple has posted a page on their website to demonstrate that all smart phones had this issue.
So what have we learned from this video? Well, I’ve learned that either all of the other phones in the video have less of a problem than the iPhone in this regard, since none of the phones featured had a ton of people freaking out over dropped calls OR the average iPhone owner is a big fucking whiner that likes to bitch about things that are really of no consequence.
As for Apple, with the release of the video, we no longer have to wonder which group they fall into.
Hey, remember when I was making fun of everyone that grabbed the first iPhones 4 only to enjoy signal loss as a reward for holding the phone in a certain fashion?
Well, first Steve Jobs told everyone that the problem didn’t exist and they needed to stop holding the phone like that…… stupid…..
Then, Apple said that holding the phone in a certain manner didn’t cause signal loss. You never really had that strong of a signal anyway.
Then independent testing found that Apple seems to be run by a bunch of pathological liars that can’t admit that they fucked up.
As a wrap-up, the guy that told us all that it was a non-issue and told us to hold the phone differently said he was sorry, they’re not perfect, all phones have this problem and here’s a free rubber band to wrap around your iPhone4.
Every day, I feel a little worse that I didn’t stand in line for two days to pick up a phone that I paid hundreds of dollars for just so I could be called a moron by the CEO of the company and then given a $30 rubber band free of charge.
Apple. Think Different.
Reader’s Digest is trying to promote their new online edition by giving away a new Apple iPad to the viewers. One thing that I noticed as soon as I hit the page is that Flash 10 is required to view the page. As everyone(but the promotion crew) knows, the iPad is unable to view Flash content. I couldn’t help but chuckle. To promote their online edition, they’re giving away a reader that can’t view their online edition.
That’s some fine promoting there, Lou.
It’s been proven before, but Google keeps confirming that the only way that a free open source system or product will dominate a closed source, proprietary commercial system is if the free open source system is being driven by a commercial, closed source and proprietary entity. Google’s Android system has overtaken the iPhone in sales.
It really isn’t much of a big deal when you take into account that getting into an iPhone is still much more expensive than a phone running Android. Many people are choosing Android because they either can’t afford or don’t want to spend the money required to own an Apple product. It hardly determines a superior product.
Who cares why it’s happening, right? We should just be cheering that open source is finally trampling a proprietary product on it’s own turf!
While I could spend all day linking surveys hosted by entities that hate Apple and skew the numbers in their favor to make Apple’s latest must-have product look like an abysmal failure(ok, you got me. I linked one), I’m going to pass, if only because they’re not funny. What is Apple if it isn’t a company that inspires laughs?
Which leads me to this hard-hitting comparison:
This is the kind of fair and balanced journalism that I can get behind.
While all the reputable news outlets were busy telling you how fantastic the iPad is, I felt as if I was doing my reader(yeah, I’m down to one, unfortunately) a grave disservice by not doing my part to explain to the world what made the iPad so great.
Then I found out I didn’t have to, since Peewee Herman has already done it for me.
There’s a lot of technological advancements that fall short of their potential, not because of any shortsightedness during development, but because idiots and lemmings are the first to embrace said technology, causing all future effort to be spent on developing for asshats.
Twitter. This is definitely one of those technologies. Let’s not talk about a company that can’t even manage to turn a buck off of the most malleable and gullible of society. No, let’s talk talk about a company that can successfully exploit those people. Let’s talk about the iPhone.
or he has simply just awoken from a coma.
Marc Deslauriers is mad. Steaming mad. Many of you probably aren’t aware, but it seems that Apple has recently begun going to great lengths to thwart interoperability.
roflcopter.(headphones, for the sweet love of the baby Jesus)
Who knew that a company that made it’s mark on the world by dictating which computers you could run their software on would do something like … oh, I don’t know….. Telling you what software you can connect to their devices on and vice versa.
I’m with Marc. I totally didn’t see this one coming.
I will go to my grave without ever owning a product designed, manufactured or marketed by Apple. This, I can promise you.
However, if anything could cause me to trample my beliefs, it would be this app. The police chief, Kathy Lanier calls it a cowardly tactic. I call it the first useful iPhone app I’ve ever seen.
While she lets us know that the app circumvents law enforcement put in place to protect ourselves, someone else had to mention that the prospected earnings for the cameras in that region for 2009 was just under $30 million. This of course, doesn’t take into account the increased revenue that the insurance companies would enjoy as well.
God bless the person that developed the app. Although they are sure to rot in hell for all eternity for releasing it in the iStore, perhaps God will look down upon them favorably for their good deeds and piss on them when He sees them aflame.
but they know useless when they see it. To add to this, they don’t mind calling a useless piece of shit… well, a useless piece of shit.
Japan never adopted the iPhone. In spite of giving them away, they’re still the odd man out. Why? Because it’s half the phone at twice the price in comparison to what they’re used to.