Apparently a $1,000,000 iPhone was announced today

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  1. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Rey of sunshine

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    Sorry, I think that's supposed to be $1,000.

    More pablum for the masses to distract them from how badly they're being fucked over.

    :dayton:

    The Roman Empire had "bread and circuses".

    Contemporary America has the iPhone!
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  2. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Some Several Many many dumbasses will buy one at that price.
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  3. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    :wtf: I can't drive that!

    $1000 for a phone? Getthefuckouttahere!
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    Yeah...no. Not interested at all.

    I have two iPhone 6 devices (one for work and one is mine) and they work just fine. Because of the account package my boss has set up, we practically get the phones themselves for free (I think we pay something like $0.29 each or some other ridiculously low amount). By the time this new iPhone comes out, my boss will probably be getting us iPhone 8s at an equally low price.
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  6. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    I think mine is a 5c or somesuch. Works fine, though I can't stream my lectures on it for some reason. :garamet:
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  7. CoyoteUgly

    CoyoteUgly Fire Walk With Me

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    Uh uh. I don't even do iPhone. I think it's ridiculous.

    I use a $50 Boost Mobile phone I got at Best Buy and spend about $50 each month. It fucking does exactly what I want it to do.
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    A thousand bucks! That's ludicrous. They can go f*** themselves!
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    I use an unlocked Android phone that I paid about $120 or so for. Does everything I need, and my phone bill is $35 with unlimited talk and text,and a 2gb? data plan. I never go over it, mainly because there's always WiFi available somewhere if I need it.
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    And the latest update to iTunes is the icing on the cake. At one time, you could plug your device into your PC and use iTunes to load music on it, documents, apps, and handiest of all, rearrange the apps on your screens. A couple of years ago, Apple decided that they'd make it harder to load music on your device, to "encourage" you to use their cloud service (which, of course, you had to pay for). Annoying, because WTF wants to have to upload their music to the load, just so you can stream it to your device? Also makes your iPod Touch kind of useless when you don't have a WiFi signal and you want to listen to music. Now, they've dropped the ability to manage many of the features of your device from iTunes.
    And that "manage" music, again, is designed to "encourage" you to use their cloud "service."

    Out of all the features iOS offered, the one that I liked the best was the ability to manage your device via the PC. Now, that's gone. Not going to be buying any more Apple products after this, I don't think.
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