I need to start off by saying I don’t own an iPhone. It’s not that I’m cheap, it’s just that I can’t be sure I can assemble all that information. For one thing I don’t need a little screen to show me exactly where I am or where I’m going. I usually have a pretty good idea. If not, I stop and ask.
Recently I read that the new Apple iPhone is less that perfect. Hello. Somebody forgot to mention that to all those people who have been camped out in line for two days to pick up their new ones. Or, maybe they know and don’t care. They’re happy to walk around with one in their hand and occasionally send an e-mail with an address from their iPhone.
The distributors are working on their manufacturing mistake. (everybody makes one occasionally) and is handing out free protective cases for the phones to alleviate the “death grip” problem which involves muffling the sound when you hold the phone with a bare hand. Some uncouth technician mentioned duck tape as a solution. Pleeze.. Like a techy nerd is going to let anyone (i.e. another techy nerd) see him holding an iPhone WRAPPED IN DUCT TAPE. I understand Mattel is coming out with a high tech outfit with lots of bling to fit over the case. There’s a rakish little cap on the market too but the company is already backed up with orders.
The phones are definitely a status symbol. No one wants to be seen without one. Which could prove to be a problem in air travel. Even as we speak airlines are working on a proposal to charge $25 for every one brought on board and an extra $10 for the simple black case.