Apple Called Outdated iPhone “Vintage”Added: Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
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A new marketing spin from Apple can be seen as an insult to the intelligence of the American nation. Now Apple is peddling a phone it has dubbed “obsolete” in the rest of the world as “vintage” in the United States.
Media reports reveal that starting 11 June, the original iPhone 2G model will gain “obsolete” status – in other words, the device won’t any longer be serviceable in the Apple care centers. According to press reports, the “obsolete” status for the iPhone model will apply in Canada, Asia, Europe, Japan and Latin America.
This wasn’t a great surprise for many – after all, the Apple 2G is really outdated – but for some reason the company doesn’t want to admit that in the United States. Instead, the first-generation mobile device will be given “vintage” status – may be in the hope that the terminally dumb will suddenly want to buy it. Moreover, they will even be given limited support to do so: currently running iOS 1.0, the iPhone can be upgraded to iOS 3.1.3, but couldn’t manage anything more advanced than that.
The critics point out that only Apple could take the word “vintage” (normally applied to fine wines and cheese) and stick it on something the rest of the world called obsolete. The most amusing thing is that the company clearly understands that the rest of the world isn’t so dumb to fall for the marketing scam. Therefore, Apple isn’t even trying it on in nations where its customers are a little more discerning.
In the meanwhile, Apple is also rendering many other technological gadgets “obsolete” – for example, the 17-inch and 20-inch iMac G5, the late 2005 Mac mini, and the 15-inch and 17-inch versions of the Apple PowerBook G4. Among the list of retired devices you can also find the mid-2007 iMac, Mac Pro, late-2007 iMac, Xserve and AirPort Express Base Station. However, none of these gadgets are considered “vintage” – instead, some of them should probably be labeled “fire hazard”.
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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
|posted by (2013-05-14 09:58:14)|
|apple needs to wake up befor they end up like soney did. samsumg S4 is beating them so is HTC ONE .i dont liek apple at all.|
|As a 40 year old man i have been designated "ancient" by the good people at apple.|
|Get rid of and apple a day,and we'll all be o.k.|
Out of the dark dreary jungle came the cry
of the u mac bird f--k u mac.
|Never have and never will own any Apple product. Too bad a few intelligent people doesn't make up for the millions and millions of dummies that still fund shady businesses that were not founded by technological geniuses but rather shifty businessmen.|
|posted by (2013-05-14 15:25:09)|
|I used to love Macs. That was before they diverted all their effort into those silly gadgets nobody really needs. They are completely neglecting the computer-side of things. Sure, they make them pretty with all the aluminum, just don't switch the darn thing on ... it will break shortly after the warranty expires.|
Apple is partly to blame for giving such a thing as a cell phone the status of ... consumables. Bastards, they shall fall one day!
|apple is the same as any other company ,make as much money out of the dumb public before they wise up and dump you.|
|LMAO if it`s cool to retro market old phones bring back the earliest wall bricks and advertise them with clips of Dom Jolly shouting, Hello!! |
|Attract all the hipsters!|
|I would take practically anything apple has put out in the past 5 years than have to continue to use windows 8. With MS and the garbage the have been putting out as OS's Apple can do what they want. MS hasn't had a decent OS since XP. First Vista now Win 8 If Apple thinks we are naïve MS must think we are total idiots!|
|posted by (2013-05-15 02:42:54)|
|MS OS are Like Star trek movies, 1 good 1 bad run infinity, Win1 bad, win2 good, win3x bad, win95 good, winME bad, win2000 good, Winxp bad for ages until multiple 'digital remasterings' or updates as they get called (if at the time they had realised we would have taken the crap they would have sold those updates as new OS)winXP sp2 good, Vista diabolical , Win7 good, win8 cest terrible`(excuse my French). Star trek 1 bad, st 2 good, st 3 bad, st 4 good ......... i know there is a pattern i just don't know why|
|Everyone wants to call people stupid for buying iphone, why? Mine works just fine and works great, I can remotely access all of my WIFI networks and add and delete people as needed, its works fine for me, the interface is easy and logical, I have an HTC 1 and like it but it is a not a logically organized and easy to use phone. The truth is there are many things out that work well in some ways and others not so well. I say to all of you out there hating on technology so bad, why are you even on the internet? I bet 95% of you are using some sort of pirated software most of you windows. I personally like Ubuntu well but it has its drawbacks that makes my system dual boot. Instead of showing everyone what you hate so much show us what is better and why it is. do away with your ignorance, please|
|Most of the newly announced HTC phones are far more better then these iphones (including Iphone 5) in terms of features and specs, but iphones are just in market because it has now became a status symbol to have an iphone|
|"terminally dumb" Pure gold.|
|12 u are rite just like the idiot blackberries are in some countries|
|posted by (2013-05-19 07:45:55)|
|I love my Ipod, but thats it|
I dont want a Ipad (there better tables out there)
I dont want a mac (just dont like them)
Iphone not sure yet but my htc is fine right now
so all and all I dont hate apple, it is what it is like M$
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