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