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Piling It On: This Time It’s Apple


I was going to leave well enough alone.  I’m not an Apple user, and not at all affected by the recent flap over the iPhone4 antenna problems.  But then I saw this headline:

Fix iPhone ‘Death Grip’ For Free, Urges Senator

Granted, there’s no doubt a problem with Apple’s product.  And Steve Job’s “just don’t hold it that way” was arrogant to the point of absurdity.  (Did anyone else hear “let them eat cake”??) 

But, let’s be clear—this is no crisis in consumer confidence.  And, as a taxpayer, I am appalled that member of Congress should even be involved in this issue. 

It’s quite simple. Congress has a responsibility to protect the citizens from public safety issues.  Runaway Toyotas is valid. Steroid use in sports is borderline.  The iPhone, however, is not a matter of life or death.

If consumers are unhappy, they should revolt, vote with their $$$, and quit their ridiculous love fest for Apple products.

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2 responses to “Piling It On: This Time It’s Apple

  1. eric 2 July 16, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Boondoggle!! I don’t need my elected officials WASTING my tax dollar telling Apple what to do! The market/consumer will will stop buying the iphone if they are not happay, if they don’t like Steve Jobs’ “suck it up” comment, well, tough! If senators are “really” concerned about Americans well being, why don’t they volunteer to clean up the oil on the beaches? Build houses for habitat for humanity? All of which, is better use of their time, and sets Great examples. Whining about the iphone, leave that to late night talk show hosts

  2. Phil Simon July 18, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Classic case of pandering to the lowest common denominator. With all that’s wrong with this country and the requisite reforms needed, is a one percent drop-off rate on phone calls that important?

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