Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Steve Jobs Is Here To Remind You About The Important Things In Life

little boxes"Retire, relax, enjoy your family. It is just a phone. Not worth it."
Steve Jobs (or someone claiming to be him?) tries to soothe an iPhone 4 user who is, shall we say, agitated about the device's issue with dropping calls when it isn't held in the proper way. Is Jobs' response indicative of a new "be chill, bro" marketing technique coming from Apple, or is this simply the response of someone who doesn't have to pay AT&T for lousy service and is thus more Zen about the whole idea of a somewhat expensive device actually working? Either way, it's kind of amazing how low our expectations are for the reliability of phone service these days, isn't it?

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Art Yucko (#1,321)


That really is what it sounds like!

garge (#736)

If that's true, I am glad the iPad wasn't a market failure. I hate sad endings.

garge (#736)

Errrumm believe it or not that wasn't intended to be insensitive; I romanticize invention.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

invention, and any itinerant romanticism thereof, will continue long after Mr. Jobs' tenure with us.

(except that it'll be the "grandchildren" of his inventions doing so! -END COMMUNICATION-)

p.s.- anyone wonder if the top-secret cyberliver and cyberpancreas have matured yet?

SourCapote (#4,872)

They'll be ready when the synthetic glucose phytonutrient is perfected. he will live on SUN RAYS!

People act like Steve Jobs comes to your house and forces you, at gunpoint, to buy his phone and sign up for AT&T.

SourCapote (#4,872)

you're one of the lucky ones aye?

City_Dater (#2,500)

You mean he doesn't? Then why on earth do people put up with this nonsense?

Neopythia (#353)

I'm leaving the Apple flock as soon as my new Droid arrives. I never thought Verizon would be the better alternative for open architecture phones.

SourCapote (#4,872)

oh yes….when i switch to at&t from verizon..i felt boxed in and insecure

KarenUhOh (#19)

"Next year's iPhone5 is gonna be so advanced, though, that it even works."

A.R. Chrisman (#2,964)

People actually use phones to talk? I thought that phased out in 2001.

Art Yucko (#1,321)

-hah- all the conversations with iPhone-using friends I ever have are inevitably a really, really mediocre exercise in Satyriconstruction. "HELLO? HELL_______________"

A.R. Chrisman (#2,964)

Whenever I get a call from a friend with one, I have a hard time not shouting into the phone, "YOU'RE TALKING INTO A STENO PAD."

deepomega (#1,720)

That flushing sound you hear is Apple blowing any pretense of their hardware magically working better than everyone else's.

spanish bombs (#562)

I feel like part of the attraction of The Awl is that you presumably have better things to do than spend time talking about gadgets. Needs more bear videos!

Clip Arthur (#2,024)

So has anyone charted the increase in Steve Jobs personally responding to folks e-mailing him directly? It seems on the upswing and it seems a tad unhinged?

Maybe he's making peace with life? Or something else?

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