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(NBC News)   Looks like the iPhone shortage may last a while   (worldnews.nbcnews.com) divider line 21
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2012-09-23 09:51:57 PM
3 votes:
So I have a family plan with 5 phones, 2 are eligible for an upgrade through Sprint. The lines are for my mother and grandmother who just have basic phones and do nothing more than make calls on it. Looks like I'm going down to the Sprint store tomorrow and upgrade both lines to iPhone 5's, pay the upgrade price, change the lines back to the old phones and sell the iPhones for a nice profit.
2012-09-23 09:35:12 PM
3 votes:
Good. Means less people will be led astray by crappy map software from a company that believes rounded rectangles are copyright-protected..
2012-09-23 09:59:57 PM
2 votes:

Phaeon: bingethinker: sure haven't: I gotta say that Samsung's new commercial is deliciously awesome.

It's awesome to make Samsung owners look like smug douchebags?

It tries to make iPhone people look like dumbasses, but ends up making SIII people look like jackasses. They just had to trade playlists, videos/pics right in front of the line. These kind of phone commercials are part of a terrible cycle of fanboyish bullshiat circle jerking that is unnecessary and childish.


/Galaxy Note owner
//end rant


Well they still have to advertise (what they think are) the sellable aspects of their product. I think it was a well-done spot.
It outlined the ridiculousness that iPhone fans believe they are getting cutting edge tech, and that there is nothing better out there.
2012-09-23 09:50:02 PM
2 votes:

gingerjet: The Apple haters out in force tonight. Your mothers kick you out of the basement?


That's the funniest thing about fanboys of all types, they tend to project their own inadequacies on everyone else.
2012-09-23 09:44:22 PM
2 votes:
I gotta say that Samsung's new commercial is deliciously awesome.
2012-09-23 09:31:29 PM
2 votes:
Fark Apple.

Seems like I've been saying that several times daily for the past week.

/Corporate whore at Verizon.
2012-09-24 08:55:42 AM
1 votes:

KarmicDisaster: Apple should take some of their spare billions that are just sitting there and set up a second assembly line in the US, pay the workers a good wage, and charge more for those phones. You can have a made in USA phone for $1000 or a ChiCom slave labor phone for $600. Your choice. I bet that a lot of people would buy the made locally phone if they could, especially now considering the shortage.


The problem is, the iPhone isn't made using one factory in China. All of the components are made in China, then they are shipped to the Foxconn factory to be assembled. Now, it's likely that Foxconn also manufactures alot of those parts as well. But each one has a specific department with tooling to manufacture that one piece, over and over. It would cost billions, and likely take years to get setup. I'm pretty sure at this point, Apple's stance on this and on the shortage is "lol, whatever, you'll still buy them even if we made horrid child labor part of our advertising campaign FOR the new iPhones. Why spend the money on a new factory to increase cost-of-goods, when we can just keep doing what we're doing and you'll buy it anyway?"
2012-09-24 01:52:07 AM
1 votes:
2012-09-23 11:47:27 PM
1 votes:
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2012-09-23 11:23:12 PM
1 votes:

Phaeon: kroonermanblack: Doubleposting myself I think.

I've been debating getting an iphone 5 (I have an over 2 years old 4 that is showing its age in battery life, and I suspect the cellular data antenna/connection is dieing).

Is the jump from 4 to 4s worth mentioning?

Since it's, I think, 100$ for the upgrade to a 4s, and the iphone 5 is 200$, wasn't sure which one would be a better deal. I'm renewing my contract either way, and would like to get a new phone because, well, mine's starting to show its age poorly. Had the speaker bit (that transmits MY voice out, so speaker or transciever or reciever however you prefer) bug out for a few hours one day while I was troubleshooting stuff on the phone. I was not happy.

Whatever you do, gamestop will pay $100+ cash for your iPhone 4. Ta Da, price difference between 4s and 5 doesn't matter.

Gamestop Link


...I'd rather eat the farking thing whole than patronize gamestop. Thank you very much for the info though.

Sadly the phone is also spoken for, a friends wifes phone is crapping out on her.
2012-09-23 11:20:49 PM
1 votes:
Damn. Romney was right. It's hard to keep all of those people who want to sneak in there to work out.
2012-09-23 10:46:49 PM
1 votes:
I love this thread so much. Thank you, Mike LoL, thank you.
2012-09-23 10:34:29 PM
1 votes:
Always a fun thread when Mike_LowELL pulls people in.
2012-09-23 10:19:51 PM
1 votes:
why does apple get a pass for all of their dasterdly deeds? Could you imagine the uproar if MS had sued it's way to patenting rounded squares, and outsourced it's manufacturing to a slave city? I think it's time to think antitrust when companies own shapes. jus' sayin...
2012-09-23 10:18:52 PM
1 votes:
This is the first riot of many. China's economy is imploding.
2012-09-23 10:00:59 PM
1 votes:

Mike_LowELL: This makes me angry

If you do not like your job then you should not have taken it


Apparently you live in some bizarro fantasy world where everybody gets offered exactly the perfect job for them and they live happily ever after. Remember the "horrible Obama economy" you conservative types keep ranting about? You can't just pass up on, or quit, your job because you're not happy. Even when unemployment is only "kinda bad" there's plenty of job seekers such that they don't have to settle for someone who won't shut up and do what they're told.

You also apparently missed the part of the article where a previous disturbance was caused by the factory promising raises and then backing out.

Anyway, I thought we covered this point before: Mitt is not going to be your BFF, so you don't have to defend him and those like him.
2012-09-23 09:53:43 PM
1 votes:

bingethinker: sure haven't: I gotta say that Samsung's new commercial is deliciously awesome.

It's awesome to make Samsung owners look like smug douchebags?


It tries to make iPhone people look like dumbasses, but ends up making SIII people look like jackasses. They just had to trade playlists, videos/pics right in front of the line. These kind of phone commercials are part of a terrible cycle of fanboyish bullshiat circle jerking that is unnecessary and childish.


/Galaxy Note owner
//end rant
2012-09-23 09:53:04 PM
1 votes:

bingethinker: sure haven't: I gotta say that Samsung's new commercial is deliciously awesome.

It's awesome to make Samsung owners look like smug douchebags?


God, Apple users are so smug, they think they're better than others. Good thing I'm better than those plebians with my ________!
2012-09-23 09:52:20 PM
1 votes:

gingerjet: The Apple haters out in force tonight. Your mothers kick you out of the basement?


You pulled the trigger too soon. I don't see more than one post before yours that seems to be in the "Apple hater" camp. I suspect you may be of the "troll" or "attention whore" camp yourself.

You could have waited just a little while longer, then your statement might have been better backed.

/has never bought an Apple product in over 5 decades. Bye.
2012-09-23 09:47:39 PM
1 votes:
"Awhile" is a single word unless preceded by "for," as in "for a while."
2012-09-23 09:44:12 PM
1 votes:
The Apple haters out in force tonight. Your mothers kick you out of the basement?
 
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