iphone 5s

What's all the fuss about?

14 messages
23/09/2013 at 10:18

Really, what is all the fuss about the iphone 5s? I've downgraded from a Blackberry on contract, to a Nokia 100 on pay as you go. A phone is for texts and phone calls. If people want to use the internet they can use a pc. Surely nothing is so important online that it has to be done in the middle of the high street.

I think it's so rude when people chat out loud on their modbile whilst in public, or when you're having a converstation with someone and all of a sudden they break away from it to look at a Facebook update.

The only assumption that I can make is that Apple have brainwashed a lot of people in to thinking that they need this piece of technology. It's what used to be called keeping up with the Jones's, which meant spending money that you didn't have, on things that you didn't need, to impress people that you didn't like.

I'll stick with my £9 pay as you go phone thanks.

23/09/2013 at 10:28
How else can I check the runners world forum whilst driving down the M3 at 90mph!
cougie    pirate
23/09/2013 at 10:33
I use the internet allll the time. Most of the time I'm not at a pc.

I hardly ever use it to actually speak to someone !

That said - I'm still on the Iphone4. It tracks all my runs and bikes using GPS. Takes nice pictures. Lets me play music. Counts my calories when I'm losing weight. Tells me the weather. Gets me from a to z when I'm lost walking, running, cycling. I can order my tesco shopping from it. I'd be lost without it.

As far as I can see - the new iphone doesnt really offer me much more than I have at the moment - so I'm sticking with this. Its only about ??15 a month anyway now.
23/09/2013 at 10:40

It doesn't bother me as long as people who get one aren't too bigheaded about it.

23/09/2013 at 11:00

Do you know how old that makes you sound rickster?

technology like everything in life evolves and gets better, what's so bad with that? 

23/09/2013 at 11:08

I just love the fact people are bigging up the complete gimmick that is your fingerprint sensor.

1) Its already been broken after just 2 days by a group of German hackers.

2) Do we get royalties from the NSA for supplying our fingerprints for free to them?

 

23/09/2013 at 11:13
cougie wrote (see)

  Counts my calories when I'm losing weight.
Mine counts my calories when I'm gaining weight too.

 

23/09/2013 at 12:59

I haven't got one

cougie    pirate
23/09/2013 at 13:19
Mouse you want the upgrade that slaps that pizza slice out of your hand. It's brilliant.
23/09/2013 at 16:01

I think it depends whether you are one of these people who think you need to have internet access 24/7 .

I think there comes point where, if you aren't careful, technology controls you rather than vice versa and that it's not a good thing. You have to learn when to switch off (iterally and figuratively).

 

23/09/2013 at 17:08
Millsy1977 wrote (see)
How else can I check the runners world forum whilst driving down the M3 at 90mph!

 

Screamapillar wrote (see)

I think it depends whether you are one of these people who think you need to have internet access 24/7 .

I think there comes point where, if you aren't careful, technology controls you rather than vice versa and that it's not a good thing. You have to learn when to switch off (iterally and figuratively).

 

So true. On the Sky News website the other day there was a story about an American who had queued up for 2 weeks outside an Apple store, just to be the first person to gets his hands on a new iphone.

23/09/2013 at 17:55

That news item prooves that it is true that Millsy was driving down the M3 at 90mph checking RW?? Maybe I just haven't got the cranium capacity to understand how that can be?

23/09/2013 at 19:09

I was in Starbucks the other day, waiting for my family to come with the drinks.  People watching, most of them (youngsters especially) were on their phones most of the time.  A group of 3 girls hammered away on their phones, just muttering the odd word to each other.

This is really bad.  Have the bloody phone, just don't let this happen to you.  Sensible rule- when you're with other people, keep the phone in your bag/ pocket.

23/09/2013 at 19:10

BTW, I have an iphone 4.  I go on the internet and get emails, etc.  Time and place.


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