Originally Posted by HobeSoundDarryl
No survey. This "thinner" wish is solely the faithful being moved to believe it's some benefit. Now it's become about the first "benefit" quoted when we post dreams of the next thing from Apple. Apple spun "thin" as a benefit and now it's become/becoming a problem. To make Apple things thinner, functional parts within are getting jettisoned to support the "benefit" but the price isn't falling as such things are removed. Worse, the faithful are rationalizing the stuff that is jettisoned as if they are on the PR payroll, using the gamut of tired rationalization arguments including the worst of them (IMO) like: "I don't see a need to keep that, so no one else should either", the over-used statistics argument of "99% never use that" (minus the actual survey of course to support the number), etc.
When will Apple things be "thin" enough? Does everything have to get to the thickness (and fragility) of a piece of paper before they are thin enough? Do we want iDevices as thin as a piece of paper (knowing intuitively, how easily they will bend under even modest pressure)? Do we really want to try to hold an iPhone thinner than a movie ticket up to our ear?
I'm with you "santy". I'd rather quit with the race to "thinner" and focus on growing benefits like battery life (which is not accomplished by shrinking the battery so that we can spin "even thinner than last year's model" in the marketing). What some of us are doing now is paying full price for a thinner iDevice and then paying up for a battery case to give it the battery life we need. In other words, we're such spin suckers, we're craving thinner and then paying for a second device to make it thicker in daily use. Think about that.
Nevertheless, look through this very thread and you see it over and over: how most think making the phone or mini even thinner will somehow deliver some tangible benefit. At this point the biggest benefit it delivers is helping Apple justify removing functional parts so that the margin can remain "thick" or grow "thicker."
Thank you! Finally, finally, someone gets it.
When I keep seeing this 'thin, thinner' thing going on...in my mind it means FLIMSY, fragile, cheap. Whatever became of "sturdy", well-made, quality?
I am just SO tired of corporate greed to the Nth degree. Cutting corners just to get rid of a bare tad of weight or thickness does not impress me one bit, just so you need to buy something else to add back protection! Cute and color, yeah, I can understand adding glitz, but not messing with well-made materials inside and out. Look at what happened to Galaxy 4, they used a thinner version of gorilla glass this time around. Cracked phones galore. Hope Apple didn't do that for their new ones coming out next week as the 5c's look cute...but if they didn't use the newest processor, what's the point?