First, let me disclaim by saying that I have nothing against Apple products. I own an IPhone3 and I’m writing this post on an Mac. I have an IPad.
Now, I got the Mac because of theigh screen resolution that I need with my vision issues. I got the IPad to substitute for the laptop I couldn’t carry one with one arm. I chose an IPhone because it was narrow enough for my palm after years of believing I couldn’t own a touchscreen with short fingers and one hand.
So, no, I’m a firm believer in Apple products.
However, the existence of the IPhone5 makes me gag.
I understand it’s got a slightly bigger screen and a tad faster processor. It has some bells and whistles only those who use it as a glorified gameboy would appreciate. It’s really light and pretty. Good for you, IPhone.
It was available for pre-order last night and sold out in an hour.
What makes it gagtilicious?
- It costs $400. With that $400 you could vaccinate 20 kids through Shot@Life and give them a fighting chance. With $400 Violence Unsilenced could reach another abuse victim. $400 could be fresh water for people to drink through Charitable Influence.
- The IPhone5 won’t use the same chargers the IPhone 3/4 did, so now you have to pay for a new car charger and probably that backup charger.
- Besides making it shinier and prettier, there’s no difference worth standing in line for CELLPHONE.
I could go on but you get my point. Lots of my friends will get IPhone5 and I can’t care about it.
I think the only good thing about the IPhone5 is that maybe I’ll talk someone out of their old IPhone4.