November 5, 2017
Behold the insanity of our consumer driven culture. These people were overjoyed after having the “privilege” of buying the overpriced iPhone X that offers little improvement over previous iPhone versions.
Apple’s new iPhone X launched the other day. Apple is wagering that that the average person is going to spend close to $1,000 for this new gadget that offers few notable improvements over previous iPhone versions. I’m still confused about what the iPhone X is supposed to offer that makes it worth spending this much money for. Facial recognition? Talking emojis? It just doesn’t seem to offer anything that I would want that I don’t already have in my existing phone.
Not surprisingly, they were able to get small groups of idiots to camp outside their stores to buy it on launch day. Some of these people were looking to resell units on sites like eBay for a profit. It was admittedly an improvement over the optics seen with the iPhone 8 launch but these people represent a fringe minority. The real test will be after all the early adopters buy the product.
There is also a manufacturing shortage which may have been intentionally engineered to create as much of a launch day frenzy as possible. Even if the shortage wasn’t intentional, it means that people who might want to buy one won’t be able to get one right away.
People are also reporting activation problems with the iPhone X.
Some iPhone X customers said they couldn’t activate their new devices on Friday, a hiccup for Apple Inc.’s most important product launch in years.
One of the first steps in the activation process requires connecting the phone to customers’ chosen wireless carrier. Those connections didn’t work for some people, essentially making their devices unusable, according to multiple complaints on Twitter.
“Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable,” a message displayed on those phones read. “Try connecting your iPhone to iTunes to activate it, or try again in a couple of minutes.”
Even though the media has tried to hype the launch, the excitement doesn’t seem to be nearly as strong as other iPhone launches.
The homosexual CEO of Apple Tim Cook seems to think that the company can maintain its position as a tech power house by making minor changes and repackaging what is now a commodity product. Steve Jobs was much more of a visionary. If he were still alive today, Apple would be moving in a much different direction. They wouldn’t be focusing in on tweaking old technologies.
Between this and Apple’s recently unveiled $5 billion headquarters, it’s very likely that Apple has peaked or is peaking as a tech company. There’s been little if any real technological innovation from them following the death of Jobs.