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Because I’m a sad fuck, I went out and got an iPhone 5 as soon as it came out.
I wish I hadn’t.
Not just because it’s not as good – at least in physical build – as the iPhone 4/4S.
Not just because it has the World’s shittest battery life.
Not just because I’ve been writing for years how I have thought Apple were a shadow of what they used to be, especially in terms of audience understanding and innovation.
But mainly because of this:
What the above photo shows, is the ‘explanation screen’ in the iPhone 5 that explains how to best use Siri, their voice operated “assistant”.
Please note point 2:
“Note to self: Check out that new Norah Jones album”
OK, so apart from the music in some of their original iPod ads – especially the one written by my wife’s cousin – Apple have always had a terrible taste in music [Exhibit A: The U2 iPhone, the worst selling iPhone in their history], but Norah Jones?
NORAH FUCKING JONES?
Seriously, for anyone that hates me for liking early Queen, even you have got to admit Snorer Jones is worse than Freddie and the gang.
And yet Apple felt this was OK to put in their iPhone.
Seriously, this is worse than the last two iPhones basically being the same product and suddenly makes Samsung’s rather contrived and heavy handed ‘iPhones for the old & sheep generation‘ ad, look kinda accurate.
For God’s sake Apple, sort yourself out.
It’s bad enough you have to contend with me having your products without you contributing to the image of being the parent who dances at the school disco.
Bazza, you have a lot of explaining to do – or was this in your “shall I join Facebook or shall I stay here?” phase?
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