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Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Dave!After my dentist check-up this morning, I went to meet friends for lunch. When we arrived at the restaurant, I noticed my iPhone was missing. I knew that I had it when I left the dentist, but had no idea how I could have lost it. Using the "Find my iPhone" app on my friend's iPhone, I saw that my iPhone was back at our initial meet-up point. I don't know how, but I dropped/left it there.

I was relieved, but also... a little freaked.

How would I explain losing my iPhone if I actually lost it?

OFFICER: What do you mean you lost your iPhone?
DAVE2: I dunno! I had it, then suddenly it was gone!
OFFICER: Gone? You don't lose something so precious as an iPhone.
DAVE2: I did! I swear it!
OFFICER: What are you hiding? Did you kill your iPhone?
DAVE2: No! I would never! I love my iPhone!
OFFICER: Why don't I believe you, Mr. Simmer?

A Dingo Ate My iPhone!!
Wikipedia dingo photo by Benjamint444

And speaking of iPhone, there's some kind of bullshit going on concerning a new SIM card standard that Apple is wanting. From what I can tell, it's a much, much smaller card than usual, which will give Apple more room to add cool stuff to their phones or make them smaller.

But competing phone companies like Motorola, Nokia, and RIM are crying foul. They want THEIR new idea for a SIM card to be the standard, and are saying Apple's idea isn't as good. So they're all appealing to some kind of ruling body for SIM cards to try and get Apple's card blocked.

I can tell you right now... if I were on that ruling body, I would totally have one thing to say to Motorola, Nokia, and RIM... SHUT THE FUCK UP! IF IT WEREN'T FOR APPLE, WE'D STILL BE USING YOUR OLD SHITTY MOBILE PHONES, INSTEAD OF THE APPLE-INSPIRED PHONES YOU'RE MAKING NOW...

Before And After iPhone
Mobile phones BEFORE and AFTER the iPhone... Image taken from Digeratii

In all honesty, any "ruling bodies" should give Apple whatever the hell they want. Apple is the company that's driving the mobile phone market now, and everybody else can just get out of the way. Then Motorola, Nokia, and RIM can go back to copying what Apple does next instead of fucking up where Apple is wanting to take us.

Ooh! I'm more of an Apple Whore than usual today!

I guess that's what the trauma of almost losing your iPhone can do to you.


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  1. Jeff says:

    APPLE WHORE! There I said it.

    Too bad you revel in the derogatory (for some) term.

    I have an Android phone. Maybe Mr. Data will help me out.

    Somehow I feel left out. Go figure.

  2. Invader_Stu says:

    I bet that dingo is make all sorts of long distance calls now and creating a massive phone bill for you.

  3. Mel says:

    Apple is also driving the mobile phone fraud market these days, as we found out the other day. Somebody used my David’s mobile number, which was upgrade-eligible, to fraudulently “upgrade” to an iPhone at an Apple store in Virginia and try to change the name and address on the account. Fortunately, I got an automated notification from AT&T, but not until “Said Jacob” made off with a new iPhone and stuck us with a whole bunch of hassle.

  4. B.E. Earl says:

    I don’t get why those companies give a shit. iPhone users aren’t going to switch to Android devices anyway, and different SIM cards might (I doubt it) keep some Android users from switching to the standard (I said it) of the iPhone.

    I dig my Android phone. It does everything and more than I want it to do. But it is clearly the red-headed step-child to my girlfriend’s 4s. Clearly. I have no problem with that.

  5. the muskrat says:

    I love that we were both at the dentist!

  6. Sybil Law says:

    You really, really are an Apple whore! They should be PAYING you, in fact!!

  7. i cannot stand how much i love that dingo ate the iphone photo!

  8. Marc says:

    To be honest, anything but a regular SIM is a deal-breaker for me. Particularly with modern phones being the size they are, there’s no compelling argument for integrating incompatible cards – other than aiming to establish a vendor lock-in.

    I was almost sold on the Sony Xperia S when I discovered that it used a Micro SIM*. I’m very happy with my Samsung Galaxy Nexus which still allows me to switch eeasily to a different phone. Even my smaller Android, the Huawei Ideos X3, easily accommodates a regular SIM in a pretty small unit.

    *) And this after I thought that Sony finally learned their lesson with ATRAC-based MP3 Players and Memory-Stick-only cameras. Alas, doesn’t seem so.

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