Apple in Your Eye
Wait Before You Update
Apple’s been in the news lately, but little of it has been good.
In the last day, the company has come under fire for a terrible iOS 8, an even worse update that crashed, burned and was pulled hours later, and the fact that its newest phone physically bends if you sit down with it in your pocket.
It was only a week ago that iPhone users took to Twitter to complain about iOS 8.
Today, there’s a new trending iOS topic, and it’s no better. Users are tweeting complaints about the assortment of major problems iOS 8.0.1 unleashed on their phones, because in case you haven’t heard, Apple’s first iOS 8 update crashed and burned. In fact, the update caused so many problems that, today — on the same day as its release — Apple pulled iOS 8.0.1.
If you’re one of the bazillion people who didn’t like iOS 8, you’re definitely not going to like the operating system’s first update.
Apple today released iOS 8.0.1, a mere week after debuting iOS 8. But don’t click download just yet; according to Mashable, the new update is rife with problems, and users are reporting losing cell service, and that their Touch ID is now completely unusable.
Don’t feel like shelling out a couple hundred dollars for a new iPhone 6? Here’s a disgusting and probably dangerous solution.
No doubt seizing on people’s widespread desperation to get their hands on Apple’s new gadget, creepy Craigslisters are now attempting to sell the iPhone 6 in exchange for sex.
In the most gut-wrenching story you’ll hear all day, the Australian man who was first in line to buy an iPhone 6 at Perth’s Apple Store dropped the coveted gadget immediately after purchasing it — and all on live TV.
Jack Cooksey, who’d camped out at the Apple Store all night, was reportedly revealing his new iPhone 6 on camera for Australia’s Today Show. Let’s break down the footage — which is now posted on YouTube — and have a look at what happened, shall we?
Twitter Makes It Real
Apple’s new operating system, iOS 8, debuted today, and as we predicted last week, no one’s particularly thrilled about it. Though iOS 8 has some intriguing new features, like an updated keyboard and device continuity (i.e., the ability to receive texts and phone calls from your desktop computer), we can’t exactly say that excitement is abounding.
By the end of today’s Apple Keynote, there were already a few hundred articles microscopically telling us which features are meaningless, why or why not the Apple Watch will transform humanity forever and when you can start handing over your sweet money. The announcement was also marred by ironic technical difficulties more worthy of a Motorola Read More
Off the Media
In case you haven’t ventured within a 50-foot radius of Twitter today, Apple debuted its highly-anticipated new iPhone 6 this afternoon. Because it’s hard to keep track of all those new features — NFC chip! f2.2 aperture! A8 processor! — and also because everything’s way more fun when it’s in list form, Betabeat has pooled its efforts to create a definitive list of the iPhone 6’s new features, ranked from most to least exciting.
When you look at how many words the tech-savvy media pours out in honor of every new Apple product launch you can almost be forgiven for forgetting what really happens at them: nothing. Read More
Craigslist might be home to a ton of creepy job listings, but it can also be a valuable resource for people who vehemently hate waiting in line for stuff.
Take 2013’s cronut craze, for instance. New Yorkers who didn’t have the requisite 7485 hours to wait in line outside Dominique Ansel’s bakery could turn to Craigslist’s cronut black market, wherein people were purchasing the coveted baked goods, and selling them online at up to five times the original price.
With Apple set to unveil big news tomorrow, another such black market has emerged on Craiglist: iPhone 6 line sitters. For the low, low price of hundreds — or thousands, in one case — of dollars, impatient consumers can pay people to wait in line and purchase the newest iPhone for them, when it eventually hits stores at an unknown future date.