Maybe I don’t get it, even after 5 years, or has it been 11 years, or is it truly 28 years. I am talking about the phenomenon that is Apple. Last week Apple announced the release of the iPhone 5, and the phone from the company that changed the whole telecommunications landscape will have them in stores this Friday September 21st. The next iPhone I get will be my first. Will it be the iPhone 5? Unlikely. I just don’t get it, and it’s not just the iPhone, it’s the whole Apple obsession.
The only piece of Jobs’ persona that could possibly rub off on his flock is what they called in his book the “reality distortion disorder”. That is when Steve Jobs either saw something that just wasn’t there or believed something that wasn’t true and included it into his reality. The Apple Flock truly believe that the answer to the worlds problems can be solved by the iPhone 5 or the iPad 3.
This is a phone! Not a cure for Cancer, not the answer for Hunger and certainly not the answer to the world’s problems. The phones costs up to $400. Now if millions of people have this much disposable income and all the time in the world to wait in line, for days, for a phone, isn’t that a tad problematic? There are people in third world countries that don’t act like this for their next meal, but we have to have the iPhone. The part that humors me the most about this whole phenomenon is the number that follows the title. It is not indicative of the quality, it’s the version. It just tells me that there were four previous versions and it leaves room for versions to follow. So why is this particular one, the one to have? I just don’t get it.
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