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(MacRumors)   Seven years ago today, Steve stood on stage, whipped it out, and everyone's jaws dropped. The world hasn't been the same since   (macrumors.com) divider line 111
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2014-01-09 04:20:12 PM
Welcome, Apple Haters.

Begin showing us your complexes, hate, and regaling us with tales of how your e-junk is bigger than everyone else's.
 
2014-01-09 04:44:39 PM
* crickets *
 
2014-01-09 04:44:57 PM
I farking HATE iphones. I had to trade my daughter because she couldn't get it to do some things she needed so I gave her my wonderful Droid Galaxy.
Now my farking computer freezes on iTunes, I have to download something to put it on something else, I can't just plug it into a computer like a thumb drive to transfer files. I have to convert movies into another format.  Fark Apple and anything starting with a small i.
"Oh, we have to be different. We need you to buy all sorts of crap that only works with our stuff."

/man, I miss my Droid. So simple. I just wanted something simple.
 
2014-01-09 04:45:10 PM

spidermann: Welcome, Apple Haters.

Begin showing us your complexes, hate, and regaling us with tales of how your e-junk is bigger than everyone else's.


I got nothin' bad to say about Apple.  It's the best chinese company we do business with.
 
2014-01-09 04:45:40 PM

spidermann: Welcome, Apple Haters.

Begin showing us your complexes, hate, and regaling us with tales of how your e-junk is bigger than everyone else's.


I'll get this party started.

"turning the smartphone industry on its head even as Apple continue to scramble to finish work on the iPhone"

How can they turn an industry they invented on it's head?

/runs away
 
2014-01-09 04:47:34 PM
How, exactly, has the world changed due to the Iphone?
 
2014-01-09 04:49:34 PM
Got mine about three weeks after it went on sale.  When the app store opened, there were less than 500 apps available, and they were mostly flashlights and calculators.  On my fourth iPhone now, loved them all.  If it had a death ray, it would be perfect.
 
2014-01-09 04:50:38 PM

Satanic_Hamster: How, exactly, has the world changed due to the Iphone?


It spins around iPhone users now.
 
2014-01-09 04:52:03 PM

Satanic_Hamster: How, exactly, has the world changed due to the Iphone?


People no longer look at each other when in restaurants? No one knows any phone numbers anymore?
 
2014-01-09 04:54:36 PM

Satanic_Hamster: How, exactly, has the world changed due to the Iphone?


Mobile phone prices have tripled?
 
cot
2014-01-09 04:57:09 PM

Satanic_Hamster: How, exactly, has the world changed due to the Iphone?


They basically created the smartphone-for-the-average-consumer market.  Attempts at selling blackberries to soccer moms were not terribly successful.

Has having everyone carry around a powerful multi-function computer with real time access to all of humanity's knowledge changed anything about modern life?

Maybe a little.
 
2014-01-09 04:57:18 PM

Satanic_Hamster: How, exactly, has the world changed due to the Iphone?


Easier to spot douchebags?
 
2014-01-09 05:00:09 PM

spidermann: Begin showing us your complexes, hate, and regaling us with tales of how your e-junk is bigger than everyone else's.


Here you go:

thebubablog.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-09 05:00:45 PM
COMING IN 2017

blog.myownapp.com
 
2014-01-09 05:05:44 PM
Meh, they were already heading that way. All Apple added was the multi touch screen, and that was someone else's invention. They licensed it for Android phones not much later... It was neat, but I have FAR more functionality and freedom with my Android phones.
 
2014-01-09 05:06:18 PM

Zombie DJ: I farking HATE iphones. I had to trade my daughter because she couldn't get it to do some things she needed so I gave her my wonderful Droid Galaxy.
Now my farking computer freezes on iTunes, I have to download something to put it on something else, I can't just plug it into a computer like a thumb drive to transfer files. I have to convert movies into another format.  Fark Apple and anything starting with a small i.
"Oh, we have to be different. We need you to buy all sorts of crap that only works with our stuff."

/man, I miss my Droid. So simple. I just wanted something simple.


Want to to know how I know you are not using the Mac version of iTunes?  It is your own fault you know.  iOS stuff works with a stable OS, not that inbred clusterfark known as Windows.

(Yes, there is a small possibility that you use Linux but you mentioned you had a daughter which means you got laid at least once in your life.  Unless you adopted. . . )
 
2014-01-09 05:06:31 PM

spidermann: Welcome, Apple Haters.

Begin showing us your complexes, hate, and regaling us with tales of how your e-junk is bigger than everyone else's.


None whatsoever.  Very happy with my Android phone.

I will say however, that those iPhone screens look so small compared to the Android I have.
 
2014-01-09 05:08:18 PM

Zombie DJ: I farking HATE iphones. I had to trade my daughter because she couldn't get it to do some things she needed so I gave her my wonderful Droid Galaxy.
Now my farking computer freezes on iTunes, I have to download something to put it on something else, I can't just plug it into a computer like a thumb drive to transfer files. I have to convert movies into another format.  Fark Apple and anything starting with a small i.
"Oh, we have to be different. We need you to buy all sorts of crap that only works with our stuff."

/man, I miss my Droid. So simple. I just wanted something simple.


Binge and BS are going to tear you to shreds.
 
2014-01-09 05:09:41 PM

K3rmy: Zombie DJ: I farking HATE iphones. I had to trade my daughter because she couldn't get it to do some things she needed so I gave her my wonderful Droid Galaxy.
Now my farking computer freezes on iTunes, I have to download something to put it on something else, I can't just plug it into a computer like a thumb drive to transfer files. I have to convert movies into another format.  Fark Apple and anything starting with a small i.
"Oh, we have to be different. We need you to buy all sorts of crap that only works with our stuff."

/man, I miss my Droid. So simple. I just wanted something simple.

Want to to know how I know you are not using the Mac version of iTunes?  It is your own fault you know.  iOS stuff works with a stable OS, not that inbred clusterfark known as Windows.


Windows 7 would like a word about that.  Works just fine with iTunes, if slow.

Thankfully I have BeyondPod, JetAudio along with Walkman and Google Play so fark iTunes.
 
2014-01-09 05:09:46 PM

JohnBigBootay: Satanic_Hamster: How, exactly, has the world changed due to the Iphone?

People no longer look at each other when in restaurants? No one knows any phone numbers anymore?


I forgot phone numbers long before the iPhone. Everyone was Speed Dial 2, or Speed Dial 3, etc...
 
2014-01-09 05:10:32 PM

Rwa2play: spidermann: Welcome, Apple Haters.

Begin showing us your complexes, hate, and regaling us with tales of how your e-junk is bigger than everyone else's.

None whatsoever.  Very happy with my Android phone.

I will say however, that those iPhone screens look so small compared to the Android I have.


I don't get the argument for larger screens. Do you need a purse to carry that thing around?
 
2014-01-09 05:10:50 PM

spidermann: Welcome, Apple HatersUsers.

Begin showing us your complexes, hate, and regaling us with tales of how your e-junk is bigger than everyone else's.

 
2014-01-09 05:13:00 PM
And then he shriveled up into a poorly upholstered skeleton and died one of the worst deaths imaginable.
 
2014-01-09 05:16:55 PM

aintnuttintofarkwith: Rwa2play: spidermann: Welcome, Apple Haters.

Begin showing us your complexes, hate, and regaling us with tales of how your e-junk is bigger than everyone else's.

None whatsoever.  Very happy with my Android phone.

I will say however, that those iPhone screens look so small compared to the Android I have.

I don't get the argument for larger screens. Do you need a purse to carry that thing around?


Not at all, can put it in my pocket but still watch shows in 1080p.  :)

/Sony Xperia Z FTW
 
2014-01-09 05:21:21 PM
I don't think Apple's best achievement was the iPhone itself.  It was an incremental evolution in the smart phone arena with an amazing marketing machine behind it.

I always thought Apple's greatest accomplishment was making an entire telecom industry bend to it's will to pave the way for the smart phone ecosystem we enjoy today.  I love my Nexus 5 dearly, but I believe that without Apple, the typical consumers would still be stuck with carrier-specific OS's that force you to pay for looking at any application other than an alarm clock or simple calculator.
 
2014-01-09 05:21:46 PM

cot: Satanic_Hamster: How, exactly, has the world changed due to the Iphone?

They basically created the smartphone-for-the-average-consumer market.  Attempts at selling blackberries to soccer moms were not terribly successful.

Has having everyone carry around a powerful multi-function computer with real time access to all of humanity's knowledge changed anything about modern life?

Maybe a little.


Might've been a bad thing to sell smartphones to soccer moms. I've been using smartphones since the Palm Treo line was popular and while it sucked to not be able to order pizza from an app and make fart noises with another what was worse was the incredibly speedy EDGE connection combined with a web browser that couldn't properly render any webpages by the time Android started gaining traction. Of course it doesn't help that Palm had stopped issuing updates a lot time before that happened.

OTOH I only used a Blackberry when my first IT gig issued them to employees and it wasn't even a new Blackberry when I was using it (no touchscreen, had some sort of wheel on the side to select icons). Since it was a work device I never looked into hacking it or seeing what new apps were available for it (especially since my daily driver was the Palm Treo 680).

So I suppose being able to scan QR codes with my phone to pay bills, have coupons get scanned directly from my phone's screen, and order food remotely for pickup/deliver have made my life "better" I'm sure I would've gotten along just fine without any of it. Probably wouldn't have network speeds up to what they are now without mass market penetration though.
 
2014-01-09 05:22:56 PM
From the comment section:

"Still brings me the same excitement to watch it as it did seven years ago."

\shudder
\\owns iPhone
 
2014-01-09 05:29:55 PM

Mikey1969: JohnBigBootay: Satanic_Hamster: How, exactly, has the world changed due to the Iphone?

People no longer look at each other when in restaurants? No one knows any phone numbers anymore?

I forgot phone numbers long before the iPhone. Everyone was Speed Dial 2, or Speed Dial 3, etc...


I had a Nokia 5100 about 10 years ago that kept phone numbers. I've had some people in there, with the same number, since then. And still have no idea what that number is.
 
2014-01-09 05:30:31 PM
Why do these articles keep coming up?  Why is there some specific definition of PC that has to die? Seriously. WhoTF cares if it is a "laptop" or a "PC" or a computer attached to your tv.  They are all computers.

My work laptop serves as a PC (docked) about 99% of the time and a laptop for 1% of the time. So what?
 
2014-01-09 05:31:09 PM

Zombie DJ: I farking HATE iphones. I had to trade my daughter



How much did you get for her? Did you get full value on an newer model?
 
2014-01-09 05:39:41 PM
I have an iPhone.  I have an iPad.  I don't use either of them.    It's not that I dislike them, it's just my rather boring retired life does not require them at all.   Yet I continue to pay for that damned data plan.   I really need to fix that.
 
2014-01-09 05:40:45 PM
Every time an iPhone rings, the Cult of Apple sacrifices a puppy to Satan.
 
2014-01-09 05:41:17 PM

plcow: Why do these articles keep coming up?  Why is there some specific definition of PC that has to die? Seriously. WhoTF cares if it is a "laptop" or a "PC" or a computer attached to your tv.  They are all computers.

My work laptop serves as a PC (docked) about 99% of the time and a laptop for 1% of the time. So what?


Mac learned a long time ago that it's all about selling a status symbol.
 
2014-01-09 05:42:21 PM

aintnuttintofarkwith: Rwa2play: spidermann: Welcome, Apple Haters.

Begin showing us your complexes, hate, and regaling us with tales of how your e-junk is bigger than everyone else's.

None whatsoever.  Very happy with my Android phone.

I will say however, that those iPhone screens look so small compared to the Android I have.

I don't get the argument for larger screens. Do you need a purse to carry that thing around?


A 5" screen Galaxy S4 isn't that much bigger than an iPhone 5, so if you don't need a purse for your iPhone, you won't for most devices with a larger screen.
s3.amazonaws.com
I played with a Note 3 for a bit and it's also completely pocketable.
 
2014-01-09 05:46:21 PM

aintnuttintofarkwith: Rwa2play: spidermann: Welcome, Apple Haters.

Begin showing us your complexes, hate, and regaling us with tales of how your e-junk is bigger than everyone else's.

None whatsoever.  Very happy with my Android phone.

I will say however, that those iPhone screens look so small compared to the Android I have.

I don't get the argument for larger screens. Do you need a purse to carry that thing around?


S3 fits just fine in my pocket, thank you very much. It doesn't tend to get lost in amongst the change like those teeny iPhones do.
 
2014-01-09 05:52:45 PM

aintnuttintofarkwith: I don't get the argument for larger screens. Do you need a purse to carry that thing around?


Ah, iFans. If the screen on an Android phone is smaller than an iPhone, it's ridiculed. If it's larger than an iPhone, it's ridiculed.
 
2014-01-09 05:54:37 PM
It is like no one remembers the Blackberry, Palm or windows CE phones of the early 2000's .... oh that's right those where for people with jobs
 
2014-01-09 05:55:13 PM

aintnuttintofarkwith: I don't get the argument for larger screens.


Neither did Steve Jobs and it probably cost his heirs a few hundred million bucks. The marketplace has made it abundantly clear plenty of people be digging larger screens.
 
2014-01-09 06:04:54 PM
And apple fanboys haven't come up for air since.
 
2014-01-09 06:07:36 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: And apple fanboys haven't come up for air since.


Pro tip: If you're old enough to vote, you're too old to use words like "fanboy. " Unless you enjoy looking like a teenage douche.
 
2014-01-09 06:13:55 PM
The Windows Mobile 6 phone I had in 2006 is more functional than any iOS device that has ever been released. It can actually download files from the web and save E-mail attachments.
 
2014-01-09 06:17:17 PM

bingethinker: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: And apple fanboys haven't come up for air since.

Pro tip: If you're old enough to vote, you're too old to use words like "fanboy. " Unless you enjoy looking like a teenage douche.


What kind of douche I look like is none of your concern, and "fanboy" is a much more convenient shorthand than "army of sycophants, poseurs, and whores".
 
2014-01-09 06:20:23 PM
Ooh, I better go get me some popcorn.
 
2014-01-09 06:22:34 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: bingethinker: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: And apple fanboys haven't come up for air since.

Pro tip: If you're old enough to vote, you're too old to use words like "fanboy. " Unless you enjoy looking like a teenage douche.

What kind of douche I look like is none of your concern, and "fanboy" is a much more convenient shorthand than "army of sycophants, poseurs, and whores".


Great.  A fanboy of the word 'fanboy'.

What a douche.
 
2014-01-09 06:22:51 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: bingethinker: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: And apple fanboys haven't come up for air since.

Pro tip: If you're old enough to vote, you're too old to use words like "fanboy. " Unless you enjoy looking like a teenage douche.

What kind of douche I look like is none of your concern, and "fanboy" is a much more convenient shorthand than "army of sycophants, poseurs, and whores".


It may be none of my concern, but I am embarrassed for you, parroting lame anti-Apple propaganda that was stale when you were in diapers.
 
2014-01-09 06:23:20 PM

likefunbutnot: The Windows Mobile 6 phone I had in 2006 is more functional than any iOS device that has ever been released. It can actually download files from the web and save E-mail attachments.


You can $ave attachments (in addition to pictures) by purcha$ing Document$-to-Go ($10).  To download file$ from the web, you need Google Chrome plu$ an exten$ion ($2.00)
 
2014-01-09 06:23:56 PM

bingethinker: It may be none of my concern, but I am embarrassed for you, parroting lame anti-Apple propaganda that was stale when you were in diapers.


Seriously, are you ever NOT an asshole?
 
2014-01-09 06:25:55 PM

StRalphTheLiar: Satanic_Hamster: How, exactly, has the world changed due to the Iphone?

Easier to spot douchebags?


We have a winner!!
 
2014-01-09 06:38:01 PM
Apple is not a technology company. They don't invent shiat. They repackage other people's inventions and hard work. Apple is a marketing company. They acquire other's people's tech and ideas and convince the dimwitted that they need it. Apple doesn't sell tech toys. They sell fashion. It doesn't matter that Apple products are 1-2 years behind everyone else because the product itself is meaningless. It's the image that people pay for.
 
2014-01-09 06:48:29 PM
I have used both Android and iPhone and I like both. Android screens are too big for my tastes these days.
 
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