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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 09:53 AM
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So, what is the big deal about the Apple iphone 4s?
Why would people camp out to get a phone that will be available to everyone in two or three months?
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 09:58 AM
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1. The same reason people camp out to get X-boxes.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 09:58 AM
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2. A phone that will soon be rendered "obsolete" by the next phone.
For some people, buying Apple products is a compulsion and a cult.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:06 AM
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6. Not just the Apple products...
I recall the hoo-ha over those Cabbage Patch dolls back in the 80s.

People standing in line for hours. Battling each other over them.

All because their little darlings wanted one. Or, in some cases, the kids didn't care, but the parents thought they were neat.


I don't understand the mentality.

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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:14 AM
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10. BTW, none of my older Apple products are in any way "obsolete."
I still use my first generation iPhone as an "iPod touch" to take to the gym with me. I just gave my iPod nano from 2006 to a friend, and it works as well as the day it was purchased.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:39 AM
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17. Hah...my ipod
is even older than yours...I gave mine from 2003 to my daughter last year. It's still working and she loves it. :)

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alpizzy Donating Member (737 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:44 AM
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18. Same here! N/T
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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:06 AM
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23. Mine too.
I have a variety of older apple products (plus some new ones) but all of the old ones still work fine. I am using an older iPod to play music at our office - it's like muzak without the crap.

Here's a thought for the perpetual complainers; if you don't like apple products, don't fucking buy any of them.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 09:58 AM
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3. Why do people camp out for movies, etc.
Hyper sense of value given to material things.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:00 AM
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4. The same reason there used to be a line out the door at the hospital gift shop
every Monday morning when they'd put out the new Beanie Babies (remember them?). The same reason there were fistfights in toy stores over Tickle Me Elmo (remember him?)

Some people just think that no only are they entitled to the next great thing before everybody else gets it, they feel that they'll lose street cred if they're not the first person they know who has one.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:04 AM
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5. Apparently you can talk to it. LOL
I find it really fascinating that while it's still a phone, you can now talk to it, instead of just other human beings.

And this is considered amazing.

I guess our fingers were getting tired.

LOL
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NCarolinawoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:48 AM
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20. All those people in grocery stores who look like they are talking to themselves...
this annoying phenomena will only get worse. x(
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:52 AM
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21. Yes, because, now they will get answers...
:rofl:
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:09 AM
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7. "iPhone, dissappear me!"
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:25 AM
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13. Omigod.
It's just like that!
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:12 AM
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8. Appeals to those
who get a stiffy thinking about it. :rofl:
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:12 AM
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9. Siri..
You activate Siri by holding down your home button, much like you already do (or don't) to activate Voice Control in iOS 4. From there you can speak to Siri and ask it questions. If it needs more information, it will respond to you with additional questions until it's ready to provide the information or carry out the task you've requestedand it can handle a lot.

http://lifehacker.com/5846543/all-about-siri-your-iphon...
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:15 AM
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12. Here's an article about what you can say to Siri:
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:14 AM
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25. Siri, of course, is a minor upgrade to an Android feature that's been out for a year.
Edited on Fri Oct-14-11 11:17 AM by Xithras
Android users have been doing the same thing with the Genius Button (or however it's implemented on the particular handset) and Voice Actions for quite a while now.

http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010/08/just-speak-it-...
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:15 AM
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11. Unlike previous models, it's going to be able to make phone calls without a special update
Whoo-hoo!

TlalocW
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:59 AM
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22. Strangely enough, my iPhone 4 worked fine the day it was bought.
And it was bought on the very first day of
availability.

Mr. Tesha's iPhone 3G was almost as good;
it was bought on the first day of availability but
couldn't be activated that first morning because
AT&T was swamped. But that phone worked out
of the box as well.

So basically, you're just making stuff up.

Tesha
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adigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:37 AM
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14. Because they are empty inside, and this phone will fill the hole
in their soul for a few days. That is what I think,
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:39 AM
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15. lol
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:19 AM
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27. "Shhh!" as my grandmother would say "Don't say that."
Edited on Fri Oct-14-11 11:20 AM by Poll_Blind
Then, if you listened sometimes you could hear her chuckle a second later as she moved the pots around.

PB
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NOLALady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:39 AM
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16. Some people
just like new toys to play with.
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 10:47 AM
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19.  I'll pass it's not like it's a limited edition 1911...
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:10 AM
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24. It's the latest fashion statement at Beverly Hills H.S. That's what.
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:15 AM
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26. Because you have to be the first on your
block to have the latest shiny toy. Then, and only then, will you be one of the 'cool' kids.
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deaniac21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 11:36 AM
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28. The 4s is totally underwhelming.
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exelwood Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 12:13 PM
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29. Passing old Apple products down is a tradition...
As someone pointed out, they do keep working. It's really "our" kind of thing, rather than selling your one generation old Apple product you give it to a friend or relative to enjoy. The real world does intrude on this altruistic pursuit occasionally, I gave my first gen iPhone to a nephew who immediately sold it. His Christmas presents have been fairly non-existent since then though. :)

I gave my 3G to a friends 11 year old daughter who not only became the coolest kid in her class but still treasures it to this day. Her mother gets my iPhone 4 when I am eligible to upgrade in December.
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 05:59 PM
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36. I wish I knew people who passed down their old Apple products.
Edited on Fri Oct-14-11 06:00 PM by Kat45
I have no job, no money, no Apple products. I don't really *need* these kinds of products, but they seem like they might be nice to have--and I feel like I'm falling behind and becoming one of those clueless old folks who know nothing about new technologies, which I worry about hurting me in the job market. LOL (sorta)
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 12:16 PM
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30. I'm guessing this is one of the top stories on msnBS?
Edited on Fri Oct-14-11 12:17 PM by Shagbark Hickory
I am totally out of the loop I guess!
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a simple pattern Donating Member (426 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 12:18 PM
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31. They're made of conflict metals
and assembled by slave labor?
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 02:27 PM
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32. they won't become Clear without them
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 02:46 PM
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33. I'm not camping out - mine was delivered to my door
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 03:11 PM
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34. Because they are having fun by doing it?
Same thing with the Harry Potter midnight book buys. People enjoy it.
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Codeine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 03:47 PM
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35. My fiancee didn't camp out.
She drove down to the Verizon store when they opened and bought one, no problem. :shrug:
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-14-11 07:08 PM
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37. It's incredibly stupid. It's like the Simpsons Malibu Stacy episode.
The one where Lisa works tirelessly with the original creators to create something new and different - but in the end the owners release the same old crap with a new hat. Screw that, I'm going Android.
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