Apple, bendgate, and materialism

I think what annoys me most about “bendgate” is the attitude of Apple fanboys at the Apple forums towards people who are expressing concern, mocking them, saying go buy something else, we won’t miss you, etc.

I myself have never thought about carrying my iPhone in my pants pocket. It always seems like it could get damaged there. I preferred to carry in my shirt pocket.

However, I’ve come to realize that the overwhelming majority of people do carry it in their pants pocket. So it does seem that Apple should have done more testing on that.

I admit that I am having second thoughts at the moment. My new iPhone 6 plus is due to arrive tomorrow, and apparently if I don’t open the package I have 9 days within to return it.

But my reason isn’t so much technological worry, as it is dislike about the whole atmosphere that has been generated.

I find instead of really looking forward to a new gadget, that I’m feeling the onset of depression.

Maybe I’m just overlooking the important things in life. Those include helping friends, helping family, getting work done, keeping your health, being kind, etc.

New gadgets aren’t anywhere on that list.

Maybe I’m feeling too materialistic. That’s probably why I never bought a TV to replace my 1988 TV that broke over last New Year’s.

Or maybe I should just lighten up and enjoy it?


Apple, bendgate, and materialism — 5 Comments

  1. Enjoy it! Now that you know the bending flaw, you know what to do to prevent it. Where it in your shirt pocket and be happy!

  2. But never lean over! If I carried my phone in my shirt pocket I would have damaged even more phones over the years 😉

    My new Android phone has some features (like a larger screen that allows my aging eyes to read most things without glasses, and Bluetooth LE to talk to my Fitbit) that are really valuable to me. In my experience moving to a new generation of phone is generally worthwhile and yet there are always downsides and inconveniences. I’m pretty sure you won’t regret it, and the idiot fanboys will move on to something else soon.

  3. There is a new controversy with each release, whether fueled by fans of opposing devices to make them feel better about their purchases, or early adopters looking to be the first to find the “major flaw.”

    It’s legitimate info to know but I wouldn’t regret my purchase if I were you. Screen might scratch? Put a screen protector on it. Might break if dropped? Put a case on it. Might bend if you sit on it? Don’t put it in your pants pocket. All simple precautions for and expensive device.

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