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Apple iPhone - Get Set for a Revolution
The Planet Will Never be the Same
martinibuster




msg:4608750
 5:14 pm on Sep 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

NYTimes [bits.blogs.nytimes.com] and others are live blogging Apple's product announcement of lower priced iPhones in new colors, plus a higher end phone that might come in gold. Hundreds of organizations around the world are reporting this live at this very moment. Literally, all of the major news organizations of this planet [news.google.com] are tuned in on Cupertino, CA, waiting to hear about the new iPhone.

Let't put this in perspective. An iPhone does not make your smarter, thinner, better looking or more loved. Yet consumers line up to buy these products as if a phone will change their lives for the better. We know it won't.

An iPhone will not change anybody's life, much less the world. So why is a product announcement being live blogged, live streamed, live reported and treated like a major world event?

A microwave oven is still just a microwave oven. A refrigerator is still just a refrigerator. I don't understand. Isn't an iPhone just a smartphone?

 

Mackin_USA




msg:4608758
 6:19 pm on Sep 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

A refrigerator is still just an "Ice Box" to me.

DrDoc




msg:4609098
 8:40 pm on Sep 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

Apple are innovators, not makers of top-of-the-line products.

They are also hip.

LifeinAsia




msg:4609113
 9:48 pm on Sep 11, 2013 (gmt 0)

Isn't an iPhone just a smartphone?

No, it's a branded smartphone, something at which Apple excels.

Sometimes the hype is worth it, sometimes not.

graeme_p




msg:4609728
 9:17 am on Sep 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

Its a very strong brand: more people know what an "iPhone" is that what a "smartphone" is. I suspect that it never occurs to a lot of Apple customers to even consider anything else.

g1smd




msg:4609729
 9:54 am on Sep 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

There's something seriously wrong with the world when the launch of a mobile phone gets more coverage than stuff that really matters.

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