Like most people, I cannot understand the fuss over the Apple’s new IPhone mobile, which was launched in the UK today.
It may be the latest must-have gadget, but like most high-profile launches, the mobile is expensive to buy, is only available via the O2 network, and there is usually a higher-than-expected demand that stores which supply it usually run out within hours, meaning those people who miss out would have to wait months before new ones start to arrive.
Oh… and it’s launched just before the Christmas shopping period. Oh, silly me.
I’ve got a mobile phone which I have had for five years now. I haven’t seen the need to replace it with a brand-spanking new IPhone or a mobile which has countless features which I don’t really need. I just need a mobile phone that will just enable me to make and receive calls when I’m on the move.
What’s going to happen to all those IPhones when they are no longer functional? You’ve guessed it, they get thrown away, soon to be replaced by the next must-have gadget.