770 posts • joined Saturday 24th December 2011 20:17 GMT
And long may this piss taking continue
The arrogance Apple has shown in the past, along with the ruthless exploitation of the market sector for smartphones of those with the lowest IQ's is breathtaking. The thickest amongst them still won't mind being ridiculed each time they pull out an iPhone, but I get the idea that at last the penny is dropping and many more are beginning to realise just how much they've been had. The recent announcement that the initial iPhone5 sales were nothing like as good as Apple predicted just reinforces this.
"a nice logo."
And a whole mountain of arrogance, paid for by a brainwashed army demanding the one with the WiFis and bigger GeeBees, so they think they are technically savvy, too. Nothings changed since this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg
But it's prettier
See that cute page curl in the bottom right corner? You got your reason iSheep feel superior to Googles maps right there.
Apple are just reinforcing their style over substance mantra. Christ, if the fanbois didn't mind not being able to make calls during antennagate and were happy to take the blame, this is a walk in the park. If you can find it....
The iPhone5 can just get lost
Siri, where can I combine a drive to work with a thrilling rollercoaster ride? http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31971812088/crooked-highways-near-the-philadelphia-museum-of
Siri, can you recommend a good mapping application to teach kids geography? http://theamazingios6maps.tumblr.com/post/31970259679/berlin-antarctica
So, that's 'em all ending up in Grimsby then
iPhone5? It's the iPhone4S with a few tweaks and comedy mapping.
Re: The launch video reminded me of the crowd faking tears at Kim jungs death
"Winston, how many fingers do I have up?"
And it all started so well ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R706isyDrqI
Re: Road colours are wrong too
They didn't include NFC because "it wasn't ready for prime time" but let it ship with this shit? Steve Jobs was a hypocritical thief, but at least he had standards - he'd either have stuck with Google until ready or pulled it all completely. He'd never have let this ship.
I'd say give it a month for the first batch to get out, then watch the real reviews as the backlash begins and the iSheep realise they've been screwed again and have to wait another full year till they get to even last years Android levels of functionality.
The launch video reminded me of the crowd faking tears at Kim jungs death
Android has had turn by turn navigation for years. It's had 3D maps for well over a year. Yet when this was announced with iOS6 the crowd of iSheep all ooohed and ahhhed like it was up there with rounded corners.
Just look again at the video - it takes brainwashing to a whole new level. Every one in the audience is for some reason pretending they are totally unaware of there being literally nothing new here:
Well, I know someone who'll buy at least 2
If only his company had spent more of the $5 per Android handset they extort on this they might have moved the needle a smidgen.
That is all.
"Windows 8 isn't ideal for many big businesses and government users."
Bacon butties aren't the ideal snack to sell outside a Mosque.
Erecting a statue of Kelvin McKenzie at Pier Head isn't the best idea to propose to Liverpool council.
Suggesting a DNA test will quash the rumours once and for all around Harry Hewitt isn't the best way to get an OBE.
Re: There really is no NFC?
"This could almost make microsofts offering look good."
Steady on, now.
Re: Google buys Microsoft
"You've posted that before and been corrected before, so at this point it is actual dishonesty to continue claiming that."
Yet the site has been up since Feb 1, 2011. Are you as vociferous in pointing out to Google this travesty, or are you restricted to merely shooting messengers? I have posted it before, and will do so again, because despite your hilarious squirming trying to excuse your masters being caught red handed, anyone even getting to the second sentence has all they need to know: "However you define copying, the bottom line is, these Bing results came directly from Google."
Jesus, and as if that's not enough we've now got to think about avs when we post let the self appointed fucking icon police get the hump.
Both of them?
Who'll do the chair chucking when it makes Vista look like the pinnacle of marketing excellence by comparison?
Re: Google buys Microsoft
Well, they already use the same search engine:
Re: So, it has come to this
Re: 2 please
And I'm holding out for the service pack where clippy comes back.
So, it has come to this
At least with the old black models you could cover up or scrape off the embarrassing windows logo when you flashed them with Android. Now if you whipped out that butt ugly yellow joke in a pub, everyone immediately thinks your a few butties short of a picnic no matter what OS its running. You won't even be able to shift these on eBay.
Witness everyone - this is what you let Nokia get wrecked for.
Re: Nokia need to put out Android phones
Android now does 1.3M per day, so in those terms your 16M/year is just over 12 days - aka a week and a half.
And remember, you need two as this guy demonstrates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1zxDa3t0fg
You're holding it wrong
And in the wrong place too
Are you serious?
So this has the latest Snapdragon S4 quad core CPU in and the most advanced mobile OS microsoft can come up with, and the best it can do is reduce the unusable 7 second delay when switching between tasks to a 3 second one? That's slower than the first gen Android G1.
"What Intel giveth, microsoft taketh away" needs updating.
Re: Way to go.....
Kin was ok though.
So WP7 is the new Kin?
Totally incompatible and not long for this world, yet 5 minutes ago at launch the best thing since sliced bread? Just how many times are the few remaining mugs that don't know about this pattern are there left for it to repeat?
For when they sell WP8
Re: Could be expected.
Course they take Android seriously - the $5 per handset they extort is their only revenue from mobile.
Re: MS shills
And most of the other handset makers they haven't killed they extort $5 per handset from - a fact not one of the obvious microsoft apologists round here ever, ever even mention, never mind try to justify.
The simple truth is the public have rejected microsoft phones, and will continue to do so, because unlike on the desktop they have a choice. Those in the business know how evil microsoft are, so won't touch their excrement because they genuinely want them to FOAD. And don't underestimate the generations of people in that position. Joe public doesn't care about that because he doesn't know about it - he's rejected them simply because they are shit. Carriers welcome microsoft, with their lovely skype revenue destroyer, like a muslim welcomes a bacon butty. Stores have zero incentive to flog them over any of the popular ones because "people want what other people have".
I weep for Nokia, but PMSL at microsofts continual failure ever since they jumped on the mobile bandwaggon 10 years too late.
Re: iPhone 5!!!!!
Wise words indeed, thanks!
Scousers knew this all along
Come on, Ed.
Did Flop introduce this as a hat tip to his master over the pond?
No marks for who wins the Seattle chair throwing equivalent.
Re: a whole hour?
Thank fook you weren't using azure on a leap year.
The just took over a once fine mobile company in Finland to distribute their excrement
But it's ok - no-ones buying it.
Bill Gates to the rescue! His current endeavours are particularly relevant: "At the Reinvent the Toilet fair, hosted at its Seattle campus this week, designs included a lavatory that used microwave energy to turn poo into electricity." Since that's exactly what Nokia is now turning out under Flop, he's already halfway there:
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