Piling It On: This Time It’s Apple
July 16, 2010
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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.