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Chundles

macrumors G5
Jul 4, 2005
12,037
493
Why do people do this? YouTube is getting so full of crap parody videos, useless "video responses to:" and Joe bloggs product reviews by who gives a crap.

People need to go back to using YouTube for what it's meant to be used for: posting hilarious videos of people falling down, cute baby animals and funny stuff people do when they're drunk.
 

mbrannon47

macrumors regular
Jun 20, 2010
117
56
Why do people do this? YouTube is getting so full of crap parody videos, useless "video responses to:" and Joe bloggs product reviews by who gives a crap.

People need to go back to using YouTube for what it's meant to be used for: posting hilarious videos of people falling down, cute baby animals and funny stuff people do when they're drunk.

I actually got a good laugh from this.
 

arn

macrumors god
Staff member
Apr 9, 2001
16,299
5,570
I thought it was great. esp the end. Just a bit of humor... as people are really worked up over this. :)

arn
 

Fliesen

macrumors 6502a
Mar 30, 2010
758
2
Austria
i love the Imogen Heap'ish fanboy part.

It's really nice to see something, for once, pretty funny, during these times when everybody and their moms consider themselves super-witty and super-original by announcing iHands, iTapes, iGloves or just other random iStuff.
 

spillproof

macrumors 68020
Jun 4, 2009
2,028
2
USA
Is there some genetic defect or disease going around that is turning people into humorless pricks?

I'm going to make a horrible psychologist.

Anyway, video was funny. Glad some people can laugh.
 

leeavery

macrumors newbie
Apr 7, 2008
1
0
Some people need a grip !!

Hey come on everyone this is getting stupid, firstly the youtube thing was funny the guy got his point over and did it how he thought best I take my hat off to him.

Secondly everyone is getting so stressed out on the antenna saga and making it the be-all-end-all of their lives which is pretty sad I think, yes there is a minor problem and yes Apple will fix it end of story.

Are we forgetting the original iPhone 2G has so many problems that it claimed to be a phone until we all bought one then had to wait for the fixes's to arrive.

All I can say is thank god Apple make good products that excite everyone when they are made even better the world of gadgets would be a duller place.

Enough said !!

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MacBook 2GHz Core 2 Duo, iPod Classic 160Gb, iPhone 2G,3G,4 and my trusty fileserver PowerMac G3 (Blue).
 

JonJParr

macrumors newbie
Nov 1, 2007
26
0
To the extreme...

This is Apple fanaticism taken to the extreme. Let's look at it objectively:

1. The iPhone 4 costs £499 when bought SIM free.
2. You can't hold it in certain (normal) ways or it may drop calls.
3. The CEO of the company, when questioned, in a display of utter sheer arrogance tells customers they're holding the phone incorrectly. Huh?
4. He tells them to buy an Apple Bumper case. So the phone doesn't work properly without buying yet another Apple product?
5. They put out a software update to alter the software to make the signal appear stronger.
6. Apple fans put up with all this nonsense and make videos to defend the product.

I'm not so sure Apple actually care or take care of their loyal customers as well as they should. These are customers who have spent thousands of dollars and pounds on their products and made Apple Executives very successful (and wealthy) people.

Apple fans - you deserve so much better than this. If Apple are ever going to change the way they treat their customers then making videos like this needs to stop.

Just my opinion. I'm ready for my roasting now...
 

lwongveros

macrumors newbie
Jun 15, 2007
26
1
This is Apple fanaticism taken to the extreme. Let's look at it objectively:

1. The iPhone 4 costs £499 when bought SIM free.
2. You can't hold it in certain (normal) ways or it may drop calls.
3. The CEO of the company, when questioned, in a display of utter sheer arrogance tells customers they're holding the phone incorrectly. Huh?
4. He tells them to buy an Apple Bumper case. So the phone doesn't work properly without buying yet another Apple product?
5. They put out a software update to alter the software to make the signal appear stronger.
6. Apple fans put up with all this nonsense and make videos to defend the product.

I'm not so sure Apple actually care or take care of their loyal customers as well as they should. These are customers who have spent thousands of dollars and pounds on their products and made Apple Executives very successful (and wealthy) people.

Apple fans - you deserve so much better than this. If Apple are ever going to change the way they treat their customers then making videos like this needs to stop.

Just my opinion. I'm ready for my roasting now...

The simple fact is that a product's and a company´s success is down to supply and demand. And as far as we know, the demand is great (for now). You don´t like the product, don´t buy it. Doesn´t work as you expected, take it back! The song is great and summarises your options as a consumer. If this whole antenna issue is not resolved to the public´s satisfaction, it will hit Apple. But until then, vote with your wallet.
 

JonJParr

macrumors newbie
Nov 1, 2007
26
0
The simple fact is that a product's and a company´s success is down to supply and demand. And as far as we know, the demand is great (for now). You don´t like the product, don´t buy it. Doesn´t work as you expected, take it back! The song is great and summarises your options as a consumer. If this whole antenna issue is not resolved to the public´s satisfaction, it will hit Apple. But until then, vote with your wallet.

I suppose you're right about the demand and supply thing. I would just like Apple to acknowledge there's an issue, take some corporate responsibility and prove that they're willing to resolve it (without the customer having to outlay yet more money). This is openness.

I voted with my wallet and on the side of openness and innovation from everyone.
 

dcranston

macrumors member
Apr 1, 2004
52
0
This is Apple fanaticism taken to the extreme. Let's look at it objectively: [...]

I'm not so sure Apple actually care or take care of their loyal customers as well as they should. These are customers who have spent thousands of dollars and pounds on their products and made Apple Executives very successful (and wealthy) people.

But the objective truth is that this issue is blown out of proportion. Here's Engadget's post:

"Apple’s sold well over two million iPhone 4s, and we simply haven’t heard the sort of outcry from users that we’d normally hear if a product this high-profile and this popular had a showstopping defect. Honestly, it’s puzzling — we know that the phone has an antenna-related problem, but we’re simply not able to say what that issue actually means for everyday users."

I own an iPhone 4, and if I go to an area with questionable reception (ie., if i hold me iPhone on the left side of my desk I get a bar, on the right side I get none), I can sort of sometimes make the "death grip" happen, but it just hasn't affected me yet, not once. In fact, my iPhone 4 gets better reception than my iPhone 3G : I can actually *get* reception at my desk when before I couldn't... so I guess I don't see the problem, maybe others see more, but like Engadget says, there hasn't been a big uprising of users--there's been a big uprising of blogs/news sites who like to blow things out of proportion for more hits.

I'm not arguing that it wouldn't be unacceptable for Apple to sell a phone that literally doesn't work if you hold it normally... it ABSOLUTELY would. But that isn't what's going on here, as much as some members of the press have portrayed it that way. To me, it feels like this:

With 802.11b/g, I had good reception everywhere in my house using my wireless router. When I decided to upgrade to 802.11n, I found a decrease in optimal range: where i got range, my speeds were MUCH faster, but when I was outside of that range, at the edges of my house, I got similar or slightly slower speeds than on 802.11g. But I still keep the 802.11n : I'll take the 98% of my house that sees faster speed and deal with the 2% at the edges that have marginally slower speeds than before. And if this wasn't acceptable, I wouldn't sue the router company, I'd simply return the router because it didn't work how i expected or for my situation.

So it's not that i'm defending an inferior phone, I LITERALLY am not seeing this issue on any regular basis, even if I can create an environment where i can theoretically replicate it--it's overall reception is a step FORWARD for me from my previous iPhone.
 

lwongveros

macrumors newbie
Jun 15, 2007
26
1
I suppose you're right about the demand and supply thing. I would just like Apple to acknowledge there's an issue, take some corporate responsibility and prove that they're willing to resolve it (without the customer having to outlay yet more money). This is openness.

I voted with my wallet and on the side of openness and innovation from everyone.

I hear you... I too hope Apple does the right thing... or in the words of the great standup comedian Russell Peters.... "be a man!!" :D
 
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