Fix "iPhone (first generation)" on Wikipedia

luckydcxx

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under "iPhone (first generation)" on wikipedia, it seems that someone was having a little fun.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_(first_generation)

I found a few mistakes by skimming through it quickly. The first is under the History section, in the 3rd paragraph 1st sentence it says that the original 5s was introduced by Steve Jobs. It should read without the "5s". The second sentence states that Steve Jobs was looking forward to this for a year and a half, it should read "2 and a half years". It also says that Apple is going to reinvent the poptart (lol). Obviously it should read "reinvent the phone".

The next mistake is under Software. It states that the iPhone was marketed as running "windows 8.1" :eek:

Anyone on here with a wikipedia account that can fix this? I don't have one :(

Maybe you can find some more.

UPDATE: as i am typing this someone keeps editing the page. Someone has completely changed almost all of the information on the page.
 
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TechGod

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under "iPhone (first generation)" on wikipedia, it seems that someone was having a little fun.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_(first_generation)

I found a few mistakes by skimming through it quickly. The first is under the History section, in the 3rd paragraph 1st sentence it says that the original 5s was introduced by Steve Jobs. It should read without the "5s". The second sentence states that Steve Jobs was looking forward to this for a year and a half, it should read "2 and a half years". It also says that Apple is going to reinvent the poptart (lol). Obviously it should read "reinvent the phone".

The next mistake is under Software. It states that the iPhone was marketed as running "windows 8.1" :eek:

Anyone on here with a wikipedia account that can fix this? I don't have one :(

Maybe you can find some more.

UPDATE: as i am typing this someone keeps editing the page. Someone has completely changed almost all of the information on the page.
Information checks out, check again.
 

turtle777

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That's why you can never trust Wikipedia. Some idiot might have screwed stuff up.

Sure, it's easy to dial back, but you can never rely on the information stated.

Editing Wiki is a giant waste of time, IMO. Especially on highly charged topics.

-t
 

0007776

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thanks ... someone must have fixed it.

The person messed with every date and changed everything to Android. :mad:
Yeah Wikipedia can get vandalized fairly often, if it's a page that is often visited it usually gets fixed quickly though sometimes it can hang around for quite a while.
 

Cyborg21

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Sep 2, 2013
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That's why you can never trust Wikipedia. Some idiot might have screwed stuff up.

Sure, it's easy to dial back, but you can never rely on the information stated.

Editing Wiki is a giant waste of time, IMO. Especially on highly charged topics.

-t
Agree! Have you seen Apple - Samsung lawsuit article on wikipedia?