Seriously, the White iPhone 4??? Who Cares!?

Seriously, the White iPhone 4??? Who Cares!?

I know I’ll likely get flamed in the comments below but I don’t really care; not when it comes to the reason for this post at least. Why? Because seriously I’m in a total quandry about this and I would LOVE your help in understanding it. My question:



Who cares about an almost year-old design in a color that will show smudges and dirt better than just about anything other than smudges and dirt??

Who wants to pay full price or get locked into a 2-year contract when the device is now moving toward its end-of-life lifecycle?

I mean, I get why someone (THOMAS!) would buy a Verizon iPhone 4 right now. After all, it may be a nine-month old but NOT dropping calls NEVER gets old. But the white iPhone for the white iPhone’s sake? Seriously?

People, get a case. Get a decal. Grab a conversion kit. Better still…

Seriously, the White iPhone 4??? Who Cares!?

Get some spray paint.

But the white iPhone being a big deal tomorrow?

The ONLY reason I can see for the hype is the fact that we always tend to want what we cannot have. Show someone a piece of cake and then tell them it isn’t for them and they will be lusting for that cake. Get rejected for a date by someone and THAT will be the person of your dreams. Announce that the iPhone 4 will launch in two colors and then repeatedly push off the release of the white one and people will want it more than ever.

I guess it is just human nature but SERIOUSLY a year-old phone design in white??? Is that REALLY a big deal??

Help me understand…

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

6 Comments on "Seriously, the White iPhone 4??? Who Cares!?"

  1. Umm, it’s Apple. Of course you have to get the latest and greatest. 🙂 I’m with you. I don’t get the “gotta have it” mentality for stuff like this. Perhaps had you been holding off or if you were about to receive one anyway through your company, but I don’t get it otherwise.

    As for showing someone a piece of cake and telling them it’s not for them – don’t do that with kids. Did that for an object lesson once and was tackled by 8-10 kids.

    Love the spray paint picture.

  2. Good rant!

    Mmm now I want cake.

  3. Nigel Holderby | April 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm |

    It’s a matter of personalization and accessorizing. My wife would sell one of the children to have a white iPhone 4 for two reasons; one, because of the white+pink possibilities and two, because she’s still sporting a 3Gs and really wants Face Time, etc.

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