iPhone fakery - looks smaller with GIANT hands
When I viewed the new iPhone site something struck me: did Apple change the dimensions of the unit?
A quick comparison of the official Apple photos revealed they've just changed handsize.
Ah Apple, not even honest about the little (or is it big) things...
- 06-21-2007, 02:34 PM #2
- 06-21-2007, 02:34 PM #3
- 06-21-2007, 02:40 PM #4
It does look quite a bit smaller in the new photo. The first actually looks pretty huge. I wonder how it looks in a women's hand? How about a chimp? Can we see it in a chimp's hand? My kid likes Happy Feet, can a penguin use multi-touch?
- 06-21-2007, 02:56 PM #6
- 06-21-2007, 02:58 PM #7
Hopefully Yao Ming doesn't become a spokesman, or people will be fooled into thinking it's the size of a Shuffle. (but guess what, it won't really be...)
- 06-21-2007, 03:02 PM #9
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- 06-21-2007, 03:09 PM #12
I guess we need to start putting the old "Objects Appear Closer..." disclaimer on ads now. Oh please evolution, you're not happening fast enough.
- 06-21-2007, 03:42 PM #13
LOL, Dang, Surur. You sure are bitter about the launch of this device.
Frankly, I'm not getting one. The lack of 3G and EAS are my personal reasons.
But, I welcome this product into the market - with open arms. It will help the competitiveness of the wireless providers drive down cost to keep customers from switching and force other manufacturers to develope more innovative products, while also driving down costs.
I use a 755P and can honestly say that I am very happy with the device. I would like several other features (Rev A, BT 2.0, and integrated GPS - not to mention a smaller form factor) but, I am glad other products will be available in this industry.
- 06-21-2007, 03:52 PM #15
lol, I can see where people think Surur is being ridiculous with this whole iPhone thing, but I thought it was a pretty funny post.
They obviously knew what they were doing with the "hand model" thing and it does look waaay smaller now as small as the HTC Touch in fact, whereas before it really looked huge.
We may all joke around here that this is "nothing" etc but mind you, ad people know what they are doing. They've studied psychology (coming out of the 1950's stuff) and polling data and they know what works and what sells. It is those "subtle" silly things that DO make an advertising difference. There are plenty of sites that document such little things and how they impact people's perception of the product.
- 06-21-2007, 04:00 PM #16
I personally like that other companies will be forced to innovate or die now more than ever. Palm for one had been in a rut and there's no denying fear as a motivator for people to get off their lazy arses.
In a year or 2 when I'm ready to upgrade I expect that the market will be more mature partially because of the iPhone. Thanks Apple!
- 06-21-2007, 04:12 PM #18
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- 06-21-2007, 05:43 PM #21
One could of course also argue that if you do not make a product easy enough for the general public to use you are wasting your money trying to sell it to them - may its that combination which is Apple's real genius.
- 06-21-2007, 06:52 PM #23
- 06-21-2007, 08:55 PM #24
Okay Surur has officially JUMPED THE SHARK with this!
"5.5"G iPod (30 or 60 Gig)
Size: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.43 inches
Weight: 4.8 ounces
Size: 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches
Weight: 4.8 ounces
How can Apple be fooling anyone? Here are the dimensions.
By the way HOW MANY PEOPLE SHELLED OUT $645 for a 700P from Palm when they first came out?
According to the boards a lot!
- 06-21-2007, 09:37 PM #25