September 27, 2008 | 2 Comments
Should I Be Impressed Though?
I was quite alarmed recently to notice the amount of geeks and anorak wearers walking around the streets of Cape Town with massive erections. Disturbed by these events, I did a little research on the “internet”, and realised that this has something to do with the recent launch of the Apple iPhone in South Africa.
I am certainly not what people would refer to as a “fanboy” so I’ve had to read up on just what the f**k this iPhone thing is all about. After scanning numerous blogs and websites, I still don’t quite get what all the hype is about.
As far as I can tell, you can make calls, send emails, play music, and store a fair amount of data on the phone.
Sure, it also comes with a camera, but it’s a shitty 2 megapixel one – which for photo purposes is the equivalent of trying to have sex with a limp dick.
The video below tries to hype the iPhone up a bit, mentioning that there will be tons of “cool iPhone applications” to download.
Now, unless there is an iPhone application that will pour me a stiff Jameson on a Saturday afternoon, or one that will hold my hair back when I’m hurling on a Saturday night, it’s not going to get me rushing out to purchase one of these mobiles.
iMod had a list of the iPhone prices in South Africa, which you can see below.
Again, with those prices, I kind of expect more from the iPhone? Judging by some other posts I’ve read, I’m clearly not the only one. I guess I’m just a little baffled then as to why this phone seems to be so popular then.
Anyone like to help me out?