When Four Bars = No Bars aka why my iPhone never worked in Central Park

I love when great people make mistakes. There’s something about watching the ballerina fall or track star slip that makes everyone feel good inside. That’s pretty much how I felt over the weekend when I learned that Apple has, since its launch, been producing iPhones that never really show how much service you have. Bottom of the ocean? 3 bars. African prison? 4 bars. Splunking? Heck – 2 bars (gotta keep it real).

Now as much as it is shocking that Apple, the mother of all invention (literally), would make such a stupid mistake, to anyone who has used an iPhone this error is not a surprise. For years I have been baffeled when calls were dropped, websites wouldn’t load, or texts would not send all while I apparently had a cool, calm, near full service reading. Now it all makes sense. Its like someone opend up the magic 8 ball app and revealed the truth – I never had service to begin with.

Sure the jokes will fade. Apple to their credit handled this much better than some other corporate disasters (*cough* BP *cough*) but in my heart the infamous iphone “death grip” will live on.

Bars count

Let’s just be glad Apple doesn’t make prisons


About clevis1

Christian Levis is the creator of EchoFriendly, a location based chat application for the iOS. He is a graduate of NYU's College of Arts & Sciences and holds degrees in biology and English along with a professional certificate in marketing. He also a graduate of the Fordham University School of Law, and deeply concerned about privacy and the impact that social media has on intellectual property. Christian is also a jazz pianist. His favorite band is Steely Dan. His favorite book is too hard to choose. He enjoys seafood but not really lobster and drinks more coffee than is probably healthy for a normal human being. You can find him on Twitter @echomeback Or on Facebook as...Christian Levis
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