Friday, June 25, 2010

A truly epic fail by Apple

People are standing in line for hours for the privilege of paying $500 for a phone that doesn't work when you hold it in your hand.

Let that sink in for a minute...

APPLE has built a CELL PHONE that doesn't work if you HOLD IT IN YOUR HAND!

This is unbelievable.

I mean, seriously, unbelievable. Can you imagine if you issued a press release before the iPhone 4's drop date that Apple's new flagship product was a cell phone that stops working when you hold it in your hand? You'd be laughed off the planet!

How does a flaw like this slip by product testing? Was there even any product testing? I mean, being able to hold your phone in your hand is a pretty fucking basic requirement for a phone! Did everyone wear latex gloves while testing it or something?

I know this phrase is tremendously overused, but this is a truly epic fail.

UPDATE: Apparently apple has been saying that its customers are obviously not holding their phone correctly. Except, they're just holding it as advertised. Whoops. This just makes the whole issue even more confounding. How'd they even film the commercials? Or were they all props with simulated screens?


DirtCrashr said...

Maybe they expected it to levitate on a beam of pure awesomeness.

bluesun said...

I like how the Apple spokesperson said that it "is a problem with all mobile phones." I lafft.