Abducted by Apples

Stockholm syndrome in iPhone fans
In the face of the differences in the CyberBloc here, I’ve been thinking for a while, if I am on this topic today, but I was just too funny. As reported by the Heise-Verlag with reference to astudy by the company Strand consult, iPhone fans have something like the Stockholm syndrome. After the consultant company had published their first study entitled “A Moment of Truth”, which was about to find out why certain untruths about the apple phone are so obstinate, they got so extreme reactions that they decided to buy a Psychological study.

Abducted by Apples

In this, they then come to the conclusion that the “hardcore fans” defend the flaws of their iPhones, as the 1973 abducted victim in Stockhom with their kidnappers, from where the name also comes. It is quite funny to read how even reception difficulties when telephoning the trailers are pushed to the mobile radio provider, the lack of a radio receiver with the reference to iTunes answered or the many commercial software in the App-Store with “freedom of choice” nicely talked. I personally would like to allow me not quite a judgment, because I have no iPhone. The stubborn defenses and flamewars, which one can find on the topic in many places on the net, I feel however similar to the consultants of beach.

A few selected answers:

  1. You can not forward a SMS: This is a function that is not included in the first iPhones.
  2. The phone has a poor camera: The built-in camera is perfectly adequate and the iPhone takes fantastic photos with its camera.
  3. The iPhone can not be multitasked, in a great number of applications being unusable: The absence of multitasking is a deliberate design decision.
  4. You can not change the battery on the iPhone: How many customers run around with spare batteries? None or very few.
  5. The phone does not support Java, so it is not necessary to use the iPhone.
  6. The app’s store is a small, small-scale, trivial commercial program. The app’s store offers a wide range of products and services to help you get the most out of your business.
  7. The quality of the phone is poor, calls are often interrupted and network coverage is poor: it is a good phone, these problems are due to the operators’ networks and not the phone.
  8. The iPhone does not support memory cards: