iPhonians have been completely willing to live without certain basic things. Let’s look at a few of these things that iSheep are willing to go without shall we?
- Bluetooth that actually does what it’s supposed to.
- A file manager
- The ability to download media from somewhere other than iTunes
- The ability to type
- A decent web browser
- A smartphone
Well, one thing the wall huggers cannot go without is a charger. And sadly, Apple seems to have had a bit of an issue being able to produce chargers that work safely.
“Apple has determined that, in rare cases, the Apple 5W European USB power adapter may overheat and pose a safety risk”
Well, luckily it can’t be that many right?
“This adapter came with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012 in the countries listed below. It was also sold as a standalone accessory.”
Well, nevermind then.
“Customer safety is always Apple’s top priority, and we have voluntarily decided to exchange every affected power adapter for a new, redesigned adapter, free of charge. We encourage customers to exchange any affected adapter for a new one as soon as possible”
I think we all know that Apple’s top priority is making money. Now, some could say I’m biased against iPhone, and they’d be right, but I’m guessing that the reason they decided to replace them now is because not replacing them could have cost them more money.
My favorite part of this, the reason I think my friend sent me the link, (thanks Ken) is because it’s a great example of the Apple marketing/ spin machine at work. Because, you see, this is not a defective accessory, it is an “affected adapter”. Yes, it’s affected by a defect.
And here’s the epitome of a great Apple announcement,
“Apple 5W European USB Power Adapter Exchange Program”
Oh you lucky iDiots! iF you have an “affected adapter”, then you qualify for this great program! No, no… it’s not a recall, it’s the great Adapter Exchange Program! And they’ll be oh so happy about it!
Let’s all save everyone the time and trouble, drop that iPhone in a recycle box, and trade up to a BlackBerry!