No, accidents happen to everyone.
Some people being more prone than others is also true, but doesn't detract from accidents happening to everyone.
Never had an accident? Ever? Liar.
The iPhone being waterproof will be of benefit to pretty much everyone, as a reassurance if nothing else, save a few people in the desert or in space.
I wonder if Samsung's CEO has done the ice bucket challenge. Tim Cook did, come on Boo-Keun Yoon, post your video.
I never said that I never had an accident. Don't put words into other people's mouths.
A few years ago I spilled a huge cup of coke all over my Macbook, basically killing the machine. I managed to fix it eventually, after I disassembled the entire machine and gave it an alcohol bath and then dried it out, but it was purely my own fault for being careless.
I have never had any phone or iPad accidents yet, and I keep all of my devices naked.
Accidents can and will happen, but in virtually all cases it's the fault and the responsibility of the user.
These ads obviously aren't working...I don't know why they continue these stupid type of ads. If its not working by now, its never going to. If you have to spend all of your advertising dollars defending your product, then you don't have a very good product to advertise.
You said no when I said that accidents happen to everyone, thereby suggesting that you believe that some people are impervious to accidents.
I'm not sure what evidence you have that in "virtually all cases it's the fault and responsibility of the user" but even if that's true, why would you be against a design that removes that risk?
Should Apple not put a tough screen on the iPhone, because people who scratch the screen only have themselves to blame?
Should they stop using tough materials like metal and glass because weak plastic is fine and any breakages are the fault of the user?
It's a sensible preventative measure that will benefit everyone. Your tough man stance is a bit silly, when a similar proposition could have saved your Macbook.
Why don't you just Google it?
I did and if what's listed is all they do, I'm not impressed at all.
I wasn't trying to argue the merits of Samsung charitable donations only pointing out that 'sog' was simply making more unsubstantiated claims to bolster his argument against them. Just another sensationalized knee jerk reaction with no research.
gilly33 wrote: »
I was thinking that it was pretty sly. But after reading you guys comments I got to say it
is a bit tasteless. Shows how low Samsung is willing to sink in order to one up Apple.
It's a sensible preventative measure that will benefit everyone.
I trust that Apple has certainly looked into waterproofing, and for whatever reason they have decided not to do it as of yet. Do you believe that they have not considered it or thought about it? Apple obviously takes everything into consideration when deciding what features to add or not to add.
As for the other things you mentioned, I have nothing against Apple coming out with a sapphire screen, if those rumors are true. Of course, that model might cost more than other models, and then the usual suspects will begin whining about price, but that's a different story.
I'm sure they do. And you know one thing they take into consideration? What people want. I want my iPhone to be waterproof. Other people do too. From what you're saying now, it seem you're not against the idea, though it's not a priority for you. That's fine, you can have your priorities, but let other people have theirs without the superior attitude pls.
jordon eagan wrote: »
I think it's a clever spot and a worthy charity. Nothing wrong with a little good natured competition. Hopefully Apple can think of a clever way to respond.
No, certain people are more accident prone than others.
It's like with car insurance. Some people have never gotten into any accidents, while other drivers are more accident prone, and they should rightfully pay more for their insurance.
You talk out of both sides of your mouth. Accidents are accidents; that's why they're called....accidents. People do pay more for car insurance after having a few accidents, which makes one a higher risk. But an accident can happen at any time for any reason, and it's by no fault of the victim that they are killed or handicapped due to a drunk driver. That situation doesn't make the victim any more prone to accidents than the next guy, it's simply makes him in the wrong place at the wrong time. You are very black & white, my friend, when the real world is, very much, many shades of gray. Just because it fits you doesn't mean it fits everyone else.
Funny! But ridiculously cheesy of Samsung to take a fun charity gathering idea and making it money making promo for their product! I think ALSA.ORG should contact Samsung to pull the ad off.
Of course if a driver is hit by another driver and it is no fault of their own, then that is an unpreventable accident, but I'm talking about people who seem to break their iPhones more often than others, and I'm also saying that in virtually every case, it is their own fault.
If a person is a drunk or if they're very careless or if they're just extremely unlucky, then these people should get insurance for their phones. I don't give a crap about careless people who break their phones. People should take responsibility for their own actions and decisions.
bloggerblog wrote: »
Last winter I dropped my iPhone 5 in ice-cold water while wade-fishing a river. The phone stayed submerged under water until I was able to get back up on my feet and pull it out by the lanyard. The total time it was submerged was about 10 seconds.
Once I got out, I turned the phone off until I got home. Today, I'm using that same iPhone with absolutely no problems whatsoever. I did not have to take it for repair or anything. I might've been lucky, but I would do that ice-bucket challenge on my iPhone any day and not worry.
Oh, come off it. There's a huge difference between a) creating a product line explicitly identified with a charity, and b) trivializing a charity for the sake of a bad joke.
The message of the former is unmistakable, while the message of the latter is ambiguous at best.
sog35 wrote: »
When was the last time Samsung donated to charity?
This is really low class. If they want to donate to a good cause do it. Dont use it as a vehicle to bash competitors.
Shows how little Samsung understands PR
Wait, so up until this point, the IBC has been about nothing but donations, with no interest whatsoever in self promotion, getting eyeballs on your videos, or pushing other causes? Could have fooled me.
I see that their publishing note covers the donation: "We are calling out all of our followers for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Our Galaxy S5 just did it for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Donate here www.mndassociation.org"
I have not purchased any Samsung products in the last 5 or 6 years. I see no problem with this youtube video though (you can call it an "ad" if you like, but it's just a wannabe viral video like all the other IBC videos).