Apple’s iPhone X ships in early November. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he won’t be in line to buy one. He wants to wait and see. I call dibs. Yes, I want Steve Wozniak’s iPhone. Apple could easily make the adjustment in inventory so an extra iPhone X would show up in the new downtown Chicago Apple Store.
What’s with Woz, anyway? Remember, he’s the genius who helped design and build Apple’s computers in the early days. Since then Woz has become a portly Ewok-like outlier among those who watch Apple from afar.
Instead of standing in line as his tradition dictates, visiting with non-celebrity iPhone fanatics, the Woz has decided to view the unveiling and initial unwrapping from afar. Wassup with that, Woz?
I’d rather wait and watch that one. I’m happy with my iPhone 8—which is the same as the iPhone 7, which is the same as the iPhone 6, to me.
Uh oh. Maybe Woz didn’t realize that Apple changed absolutely everything from iPhone 6 to iPhone 6s. Then, Apple did it again from iPhone 6s to iPhone 7s. And once more everything changed inside iPhone 7 and again with iPhone 8. If you’re just using it as a phone, Woz, then you’re missing the whole point. Actually, two points. Usability and design.
Some people don’t understand that design is more than just how a device looks. The first iPhone in 2007 was flat with rounded corners and a big screen. iPhone 8? Rounded corners and a big screen. Nothing’s changed, right?
For some reason, the iPhone X is going to be the first iPhone I didn’t—on day one—upgrade to. But my wife will, so I’ll be close enough to see it.
OK, I get it. Money is tight. But the price tag difference between iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X is just a few hundred dollars, Woz. And I know you have an iPhone 8 Plus because, well, portly fingers, amirite? Woz, dude, you could have done a GoFundMe project for the difference. Apple fan folk would have been ecstatic at the opportunity to help fund Woz’s new iPhone X.
That your wife can afford to buy an iPhone X says something about the power of prenuptial agreements, right? Besides, the diet and exercise apps alone are worth the price of entry.
OK, enough tongue in cheekiness. I’m on the iPhone Upgrade Program anyway. Apple isn’t likely going to ship Woz’s iPhone X to Chicago for me to cut in line and pick it up come November 3rd, and I don’t know exactly why it’s a public issue that the Woz doesn’t want an iPhone X when it hits the streets. As with many iPhone customers, I’ll be up early in the morning for the iPhone X pre-order for a new smartphone that Apple says might be available in some stores on day one anyway.
Man, do we ever get jerked around by all the hype and fake news these days.