As most regular readers and acquaintances of mine know, my distaste for all things Apple knows no bounds. Today, of course, if you are an Apple fanboy, the rapture occurred in the form of Apple’s Worldide Developers Conference (WWDC). If, on the other hand, you are like me, then the very bane of your existence occurred today.
The big news at WWDC, of course, was the coming new version of the iPhone–or, as I call it, the JeebusPhone. Now, the iPhone will have all the following features :
- Cut, Copy, and Paste!
- Voice Control!
- Improved Battery Life!
Now, mind you that a number of current smartphones on the market have had these features for some time. Heck, even my old Motorola e815 had these features before the iPhone. Admittedly, the compass is something most phones do not have, but I am struggling to come up with a true need-case where my phone must have a compass.
Of course, however, with the typical Apple upgrade comes the price one pays. All the fanboys are atwitter–literally–over the upgrade pricing fiasco. All of this reminds me of one of the better recent Simpsons parodies in some time.