They don't even know how to use it!

Loves2spoon

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How many of you know people that have to have the latest gadget's but never know how to use them... lol

I work with people that get the new iPhone every year and all they do is make calls with it, not even a free app in site. Most have no clue how to use visual voicemail or make the phone silent...

I really don't have time to babysit these people and show them how to use it, there not old either! wtf is wrong with people... :D
 

ddoolin

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Jul 9, 2010
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My dad. I feel sorry for him. He thinks he's cool buying all the latest stuff and never using it. :|

He doesn't own an iPhone, but if he did, it'd be app-less. I've seen people with iPhones that are app-less, too. It's kinda weird. What a waste. :confused:.
 

hryan4740

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Jun 8, 2010
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My dad. I feel sorry for him. He thinks he's cool buying all the latest stuff and never using it. :|

He doesn't own an iPhone, but if he did, it'd be app-less. I've seen people with iPhones that are app-less, too. It's kinda weird. What a waste. :confused:.
That's why my dad bought me the original iPhone. He wanted to play around with it, but knew he would never use even a tenth of it's features. He had a hard enough time with the Razr I gave him when I got the iPhone.
 

itsmemuffins

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Jun 23, 2010
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How many of you know people that have to have the latest gadget's but never know how to use them... lol

I work with people that get the new iPhone every year and all they do is make calls with it, not even a free app in site. Most have no clue how to use visual voicemail or make the phone silent...

I really don't have time to babysit these people and show them how to use it, there not old either! wtf is wrong with people... :D
I know what you mean.

Recently I met up with a friend that I haven't seen for a while. He wips out his 3GS to show me.

First I noticed his screen is smashed all to hell because he dropped it...:rolleyes:

I check out what he's got on it...nothing. I asked him; "So how long have you had this phone for?"

He tells me; "a few months"...:eek::rolleyes:
 

tjwaggoner

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May 8, 2010
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Its their money

Let em be. I have a friend that bought a 16gb 3g when it came out and did not even put a single song on it. Would I do it? No. But as long as they arent stealing the money to pay for it or the tax payers arent footing the bill, who am I to complain?
Personally I have the 32gb iphone 4 and currently have 23gb of free space.....wasteful, sure but its mine. So what
 

ddoolin

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Jul 9, 2010
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Let em be. I have a friend that bought a 16gb 3g when it came out and did not even put a single song on it. Would I do it? No. But as long as they arent stealing the money to pay for it or the tax payers arent footing the bill, who am I to complain?
Personally I have the 32gb iphone 4 and currently have 23gb of free space.....wasteful, sure but its mine. So what
Complain? No. Laugh my arse off.
 

rotobadger

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Good point. I talk to people who have the iPhone and I ask if what apps, movies, music, etc. they have on their phone. The answer is "oh, nothing. I don't even know how to use all that stuff. I just have it as a phone".

Um, so why don't you just get a flip phone or something???

I really don't get it.
 

darngooddesign

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Jul 4, 2007
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Complain? No. Laugh my arse off.
Why? My girls uses her 3G for exactly the same reason she got her 2G on launch day. Phone, text, email and internet, and a little bit iPod. Considering the 3GS and 4 do all those things better and faster with a longer battery her upgrading still would make perfect sense.
 

mgamber

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How many of you know people that have to have the latest gadget's but never know how to use them... lol

I work with people that get the new iPhone every year and all they do is make calls with it, not even a free app in site. Most have no clue how to use visual voicemail or make the phone silent...

I really don't have time to babysit these people and show them how to use it, there not old either! wtf is wrong with people... :D
LOL...that's funny considering you did have time to post this. WTF is wrong with people indeed. :D

Just FYI, I know two people with "bare" iPhones and neither gives a crap about the phone other than it's trendy and lends to a certain image. As soon as something else takes it's place, that's what they'll buy. Personally, I have six apps on mine and 10 GB of unused space. Why? Why not. It does what I want it to do, I paid for it and you're not my mother.
 

MacDawg

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"Ha, Ha! Not everybody thinks like I do, uses things like I do and is like me in every regard... they must be idiots cause I am cool!!"

I have an iPhone 4
I know how to use it
I have zero games on it and none on my iPad or my MBP
I have a few useful apps, but I don't need a lot of crap on my gadgets
 

tjwaggoner

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May 8, 2010
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Its Generational

A lot of younger people dont realize or fail to remember that the internet hasnt been around forever in the mainstream. Im 32 and I was in high school when I first got a computer that I could get online with (limited as it was) and thats with a dial up external modem and all. Cell phones were giant if you wanted a handheld (unless you were rich and had a the star tac). When you take older people who NEVER had anything remotely like a computer during their childhood and start talking about "syncing" "downloading" and "restoring" and all the other terminology that computer savvy people use without thinking, it can intimidate them. Instead of "laughing your arse" off at people, take the time to try to show them how amazing technology can be, and some the usefullness of it that might relate to them (probably not interested in updating facebook every 4 min). I have kids now and they look at me like im crazy sometimes when I talk to them about how fast and far technology has come, that computers havent always been here, people "lived" just fine without having a cell phone much less one that is exponentially more powerful than the computers that I was introduced to the internet on.
 

ntrigue

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Jul 30, 2007
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I discovered that a 23-year old male that I helped jailbreak his 3GS is still on 3.0.1 and his iPhone is a miserable experience of Winterboard lag.
 

iPhone1

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Apr 2, 2010
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A lot of younger people dont realize or fail to remember that the internet hasnt been around forever in the mainstream. Im 32 and I was in high school when I first got a computer that I could get online with (limited as it was) and thats with a dial up external modem and all. Cell phones were giant if you wanted a handheld (unless you were rich and had a the star tac). When you take older people who NEVER had anything remotely like a computer during their childhood and start talking about "syncing" "downloading" and "restoring" and all the other terminology that computer savvy people use without thinking, it can intimidate them. Instead of "laughing your arse" off at people, take the time to try to show them how amazing technology can be, and some the usefullness of it that might relate to them (probably not interested in updating facebook every 4 min). I have kids now and they look at me like im crazy sometimes when I talk to them about how fast and far technology has come, that computers havent always been here, people "lived" just fine without having a cell phone much less one that is exponentially more powerful than the computers that I was introduced to the internet on.
I have a 56K modem ringtone on my iPhone 4 just to remind me how good I have it now.:D
 

squeakr

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Apr 22, 2010
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I like mine to be the latest for the speed and battery life, like was mentioned. I have maybe a handful of apps on my phone that I actually use. For me the main use of my phone is mail, contacts, phone, web, and calendar (in that order), and a normal flip phone doesn't provide the mail clients I need. These apps are included and sufficiently meet my needs. You may ask why not get a BB if you are so mail dependent?? Easy, I run my own server, and don't want to pay each year (BES server) to get the instantaneous push of calendar, contacts, and mail, as the base BB only does mail. Also, I don't like filtering everything I get through someone else's servers (where is the security and privacy there?), and I can remotely manage both mine and the wife's device. If you were to look at my device you wouldn't see much (heck I even use the built in ring tones, as I don't believe in all of the fruity ring tones people put on their phone, at work it is on vibrate anyway so as to be considerate and not bother others).

Does this make me a loser or not worthy of owning the device?? If you think so then your priorities are all wrong. Everyone has different reasons for wanting and needing the device and just because they may not fully utilize it doesn't make them less worthy of owning it. By your logic, you should only have a car that goes as fast as you drive and seats the amount of people in your household, otherwise you are not using all of its features.
 

draz

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So many people I know at work have an iPhone and have no clue on how to use it.... sad
 

MacDawg

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So many people I know at work have an iPhone and have no clue on how to use it.... sad
I don't know what that means... "they have no clue on how to use it"
They don't know how to make a call?

Or they haven't unlocked, jailbroken, dropped the data plan, added games and 33 "pull my finger" apps?
 

tjwaggoner

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May 8, 2010
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I have a 56K modem ringtone on my iPhone 4 just to remind me how good I have it now.:D
Thats funny. My first "internet ready" (remember that advertising?) had an external 14.4kbps modem. The modem was thicker and longer than a macbook just not as wide. A lot of people especially kids (even if they dont think theyre kids) just take for granted that the internet hasnt always been around. Remember when you didnt know anyone else with an email address?
 

AppleRules

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Jun 7, 2010
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It's an Apple thing, People buy Mac Pro's for web browsing all the time. They just want everyone to know they have what they think is the best.
 

Charadis

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I've run into people who have some of the latest gadgets or expensive tech, but either have no idea how to use it from the get-go or don't know how to take full advantage of the features in that device.

-C

Sent from my iPhone 4.
 

trozau

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Jul 4, 2010
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To each, his own. Some people just want them knowing that the features they are currently NOT using are there for when they do. ;)
 

TrojanX

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Jul 6, 2010
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I know, my dad is the same way. He bought the most expensive model of the Ipad so he would have more Hard drive space. All he does with it is use Safari. The only App he has on it is iBook. Until yesterday he did not realize it could play music so, not he has all of 14 songs he bought on iTunes when he has 3000+ CDs that he doesn't know how to import. I think I am just going to do everything for him.
 

iLoveMyApple

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Oct 26, 2008
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I got an iPhone 4 and gave my old iPhone 3G to my mom. She had no idea how to use it! She called me one day and says "How come all my little squares are wiggling?! What do I do?!" I told her just to push the home button and it'll stop. She knows how to use it now for the most part. :eek:
 

D1G1T4L

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Jun 26, 2007
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It's an Apple thing, People buy Mac Pro's for web browsing all the time. They just want everyone to know they have what they think is the best.
Who knows what desktop computers others are using? Who advertises this?

I would say people who want to show off would buy expensive notebooks.