And They Call This Stupid Thing A "Smartphone?"
April 19, 2013 2:24am CST
I came "late to the party" as far as iPhone ownership is concerned. In 2011 I got one of the original iPhone models, and I still have it over two years later. I got the older model because it was cheaper. Sure there are things about an iPhone 4 or 5 that I would love, but as long as this old thing still works, I'm sticking with it. I recently discovered something rather interesting about my "old" iPhone. I discovered it's supposed ability to recognize voice commands. It doesn't have Siri's capabilities, but it should be able to dial numbers, and play songs on command. Tonight, I thought I'd test this theory. Have you ever argued with a smartphone? I told it to play something by Vice Vukov, so it played a song by Ivo Robic. Wrong artist, right language. LOL When I actually told it to play something by Ivo Robic, it said "calling Doug Grove." I aborted that command pretty fast. I don't need the damned thing calling my friends at 3 AM. I decided to conduct a little experiment, so I told it to "go f*ck yourself." It's response? "Calling Walker Bennett, VOIP. In other words, when I tell my smartphone to do that, it calls my husband's Voice Over IP phone, with the Arizona number still attached to it. hahaha Finally I swore at it in Serbian, and it brought up an empty "Search" window. I guess I finally managed to get the last word, eh?
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19 Apr 13
From a non IPhone user, I think that your situation just gave me a chuckle. I guess you were reasonable enough to expect the capable of your gadget. I guess this is the reason why people opt for the new stuff - the company might be holding back some basic capabilities of the phone so you'll be enticed to buy the newer and pricier version. Personally, I'm sticking to what I have right now until it really screes up.
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19 Apr 13
You're not missing anything, that's for sure. Call me old school (and I'm only 27) but I think smartphones are getting somewhat out of hand. They have way too many apps, and many of them literally 'track' the people who are using them. IMHO, all I need is a phone that dials, doesn't drop calls, and can text. We're creating a generation of people who are developing ADD symptoms, because they constantly have to be playing with SOMETHING if they aren't having an oh-so-important conversation on their cell phones. Whether it be playing some game or texting their 1000 friends on facebook, or anything to distract them from the real world...sure, technology certainly has its benefits, but...it's kind of disturbing too.