Apple iPhone 6 & iOS 8 Fails: A Chronology

  1. U2 album stunt becomes a cake flying back into U2’s and Apple’s faces.
  2. iPhone 6 Plus — a $1000 device — bends (too) easily.
  3. iOS 8.0.1 update gets pulled back after release because of serious bugs.

To be expected next: free iPhone 6 Plus case that protects the phone from bending, or a new built of the device with another material than aluminium (or another aluminium).

This post gets updated whenever new things happen. Shouldn’t take long.

(Not mentioned here: #AntennaGate and #MapsGate of previous i-devives and OS’s)

Bendgate: Apple iPhone 6 Plus not a Hipster phone

Bend-gate: Apple iPhone 6 Plus found bending in pants pockets. Obviously, the new iPhone 6 Plus is not a Hipster phone, not made for tight pants.

I’m sure, those are the reasons (when you ask Apple fan-boys or Apple itself), and all of this is easily avoidable:

  • You’re sitting wrong.*
  • You wear the wrong pants.*
  • You enjoy the wrong activities.
  • It’s not a bug, it’s a feature: the bent phone.
  • Putting a smartphone in your pocket is irresponsible and reckless abuse.*
  • It happens to all smartphone of that size and an aluminium body.*
  • That’s what you get for carrying around a phone of that size. Get a purse or a murse to solve your problems.*
  • It only bends when only a nominal amount of force is applied.*

*Actual real comments read on the web.

Feel free to add your reasons, explanations, excuses in the comments below.

Apple has been contacted for comment. I’m sure they’ll come up with an amazing, awesome, incredible, fantastic and ground-breaking excuse. 😀

U2 & Apple: Probably The Biggest PR Stunt In The History Of The Music Industry

Bono reiterated that Apple bought Songs of Innocence to thank their users for their patronage, and that the band was appropriately compensated.

Of course they did. I said that in the moment I heard the news of Apple acting as a major label, because this is what major labels do: pre-paying for a deal like that, regardless of later royalties.

This is probably the biggest PR stunt in the history of the music industry.

My opinion? This is what brought the whole whole world of music into trouble in the first place (greed). I’m zero interested in listening to that album, and I won’t. I don’t give a fuck, to be precise. To me, Bono is nothing but a hypocrite, and a brilliant business man. As a musician I lost all respect.

“Songs Of Innocence” is exactly not this: innocent.

via Bono Talks ‘Songs of Innocence’, New Music in Letter to Fans | Rolling Stone.