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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Apple Hates Me!

Executives at Apple hate me. There is no point questioning this fact.

Apple execs waited and waited and waited, skipped all announcements at MWSF about a 16GB iPhone...

And they waited..

Then, on January 18th I bought two totally lame 8 GB iPhones. It probably took a day or two for my online registration to populate the registration database at Apple. Steve saw my registration and gave the green light to begin manufacture and then BOOM!

On Super Tuesday when nobody is watching they announce:

"February 5, 2008—Apple® today added new models of the iPhone™ and iPod® touch which have double the memory, doubling the amount of music, photos and videos that customers can carry with them wherever they go. The revolutionary iPhone now comes in a new 16GB model for $499, joining the 8GB model for $399. iPod touch now comes in a 32GB model for $499, joining the 16GB model for $399 and the 8GB model for $299."

WTF? Then, to add insult to injury Apple announces a 14 day upgrade policy. Count the days muthafukka from 1.18.2008 to 2.5.2008!

"For some users, there’s never enough memory,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod and iPhone Product Marketing. No kidding, Joswiak, and why do you think that's true? Could it be that 8 GB is tiny given the phat size of the files for music, video, and photos? Why did Apple cancel its 4 GB iPhone within months of it release? Because 4 and 8 GB iPhones are ridiculously small especially in the face of the impending SDK and the expected additions of new applicatons on the iPhone and iPod Touch platforms.

Routing around the internet and reading Apple commentarists like Shawn King and articles in InfoWorld, Apple clearly has pissed some Apple faithful off. Timing of the upgrade seems to be aimed at users who held off buying an iPhone until after MWSF and the terms of the upgrade offer, designed to screw them. Apple knew at the time of MWSF but seemingly wanted to throw it up in the face of predictors who said Apple had all the technology to upgrade to 16 GB iPhones.

The iPhone storage upgrade could have been something Steve Jobs announced at MWSF 2008 and said "Will be available on February 5th" as is often the custom but no, they only released it AFTER I bought this freakin measly, piece of crap 8GB iPhone. But Apple hates me...

http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/index.html#phone

Anyone want to buy a barely used 8GB Apple iPhone?

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