iPhone 5 = best luxury gadget of all time? (up till now)

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  1. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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    This question was brought up to me by my friend, he was asking me:

    "Outside of the iPhone 5, is there any other personally interactive gadget that has been better than it?"

    This got me thinking, is the iPhone the best personal interactive gadget of all time? I tried thinking of past things that were better or more impressive but fell short.

    Anyone else care to shoot down this question? Or do you agree?

    P.S. I can already feel one of those snooty snide remarks coming in the first few responses. Don't worry your wasting on your time on me just move on ;)
     
  2. Jare macrumors 65816

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    Fix bold. Cheers.
     
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  5. Dennis187 macrumors regular

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    The ice phone, it's a temporary phone that melts with water. As the water evaporates, you're icey smartphone goes down the drainer.
     
  6. stickybuns macrumors 6502

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    Smartphones in general are simply amazing. As far as brands are concerned, it is really starting to come down to personal preference.

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  7. Muscle Master macrumors 6502a

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    Luxury???

    Where did you get that from!!!

    I'm going to go with the general stereotype that just because its a "apple device" its expensive thus deemed luxury? When in reality it cost as much as any other smartphone unsubsizdised excluding the 32 and 64 gb modes
     
  8. Big.Mac.Daddy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/_/dict.aspx?word=luxury

    Pretty sure you wouldn't die without a smartphone ;)

    Lots of things are luxuries :)
     
  9. MR1324 macrumors 6502

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    neil degrasse tyson was once asked "if you could choose one item to bring to an alien planet, what would you bring?" his answer was the iphone because it is the most most compact representation of modern culture.
     
  10. apierrec, Sep 23, 2012
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    apierrec macrumors 6502

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    Only iPhone matters. The only one. My wallet, pocket, hands, eyes and mind agree.

    Best of luck to all those playing for second ...

    Nintendo's Game & Watch. (Maybe) Wii. (Won't fit in my pocket, lol)

    ... or fourth :D
     
  11. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    That's not necessarily a positive thing...
     
  12. MR1324 macrumors 6502

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    why not?
     
  13. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    At some points, McDonalds could be the most accurate representation of modern culture as a symbol of instant gratification or hurried modern life. Disposable plastic cups could do the same, representing our use and throw away cultures. Therefore, just because something is a concise representation of modern culture, doesn't necessarily make it a positive things. Maybe he meant it to be all positive, but I would expect that he means it in the context that includes some of the double meanings (positive & negative). You can't always take things at face value.
     
  14. MR1324 macrumors 6502

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    please explain the negatives of the iphone. i can't imagine how society has gone backwards due to its existence.
     
  15. Dennis187 macrumors regular

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    It doesn't cook your food.
     
  16. Muscle Master macrumors 6502a

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    I would bring an AK-47... that's a more sane option
     
  17. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    You probably don't realize it, but you're sort of proving the case here. You can't be so caught up in the materiality of it all. There are much bigger things in play in the world today. Yet, a single item like the iPhone gets so much attention and treated as a cultural icon.
     
  18. MR1324 macrumors 6502

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    it gets treated that way not because of what it is, but what it can do.
     
  19. BasicGreatGuy, Sep 23, 2012
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    With it's increased popularity (for a plethora of reasons), the iGovernment owes us whatever we want crowd will soon add this to their list of what they consider to be iRights. And if that does come to fruition, many of us with be more iRate with the iGovernment crowd. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Surf Monkey macrumors 68020

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    Really? You're kidding, right?
     
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    Atari 2600 :D

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  22. BluePhoenixRa macrumors regular

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    lmao!

    And yes..this and my iPhone 4 too.
     
  23. ChesneyHawkes macrumors newbie

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    Steve Jobs himself said boredom.

    "I'm a big believer in boredom. Boredom allows one to indulge in curiosity, out of curiosity comes everything. All the stuff is wonderful, but having nothing to do can be wonderful, too."
     
  24. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    If you really think this you need to get out and enjoy life more. My snooty comment.
     

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