I’m just saying.
The first day of the new year started out rough for iPhone users: their iPhone alarms didn’t go off. The two ensuing days had similar deleterious effects; iPhone users were late for work and missed appointments that they had scheduled in their calendars whose alarms also didn’t go off.
Many people are lashing out. One woman wrote an email to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, saying:
Mr. Jobs, I’d like to let you know that you have officially, directly contributed to unemployment in 2011. If you had warned me about the glitch, I could have at least picked up a $5 battery operated alarm clock that would have saved my job. Now I’m unemployed in a time when jobs are not easily had, and I am short on my rent. So, Happy New Year to you, Mr. Jobs, I hope you remember to shoot me an email next time there is any chance of a glitch.
As a BlackBerry user all I have to say is suck it up. For real. Not only does my BlackBerry alarm often not work, but the sound on my phone completely goes out for days unexpectedly, my scroll ball freezes, the zoom on my camera stops zooming, and in the worse case of cellphone malfunction, my BlackBerry was unusable for three days while it updated programs without my consent.
So in response to Lindsey G., writer of the snarky email to Mr. Jobs, stop pointing the finger of blame. If you really think your being late to work one time had anything to do with being fired you’re obviously dense.
Just buy a BlackBerry; their inefficiency will make you more savvy.