Everyone knows that their phone is a piece of crap. Not because of the type of phone it is, but most people suffer from the daily struggles of being a mobile phone owner;
– “Not enough storage space” when you go to take a fully sick video of Bastille playing at field day; “WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME?!” You scream both internally and externally.
– “This accessory is not supported with apple” (if you’re an apple user; which, most of you are, let’s face it); “Well, what else am I supposed to use when every inch of plastic on your USB cord frays like there’s no tomorrow? HMMM APPLE?! HMMM?”
– “My phone just died”
“It’s 11:00 am?”
“Yeah? My phone just died. Give me your god damn charger, Carol”
So, these various issues are not only associated with all phone owners, but majority of them are linked to apple products. Why do majority of us consumers still buy them? Easy: they look crisp, glossy and beautiful. And they’re closed. There’s not a whole lot of fussing around with apple products, merely because you can’t really change anything. Sure, you can download applications that are personalised to your sense of self, but that’s about it. Maybe if you’re lucky, you’ll pay $2 on iTunes for a phat ring tone, but… You own an apple phone right? So, it’s most likely that you can’t afford a two-dollar ringtone, “Xylophone will have to do”.
If this kind of thing REALLY bothers you, you’re most likely an owner of an Android, one of apple’s biggest competitors. You’re able to personalise these phones to a much greater extent.
The real question becomes, not “do you own a mobile phone?”, but “what kind of phone do you have?”. And, let’s be honest here; if you don’t own an apple, most people find themselves explaining why they don’t: “Oh, uh, yeah the camera on my Samsung Galaxy is way better, that’s all”. You shouldn’t have to explain your gadget of choice to anyone, but hey, we love technology.