Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lets get serious about Media.

Media, News and Apple.
Are our opinions our own or are they generated by those who are influential around us?

Take a minute and go over this article:
" iPhone 3G Brickgate Lawsuit's Only Good Point: We Need Easy Downgrades."

Biana Wofford is accusing Apple of using the iOS 4 upgrade to maliciously cripple the iPhone 3G, boosting sales of the iPhone 4. I don't believe that's true, but the lawsuit makes one excellent point: Apple should enable easy iOS downgrades.

The class-action lawsuit, filed in the Superior Court of California for San Diego, mentions the following in one of its points:

Even though Apple has actual knowledge of thousands of complaints from iPhone 3G/3GS consumers, Apple does not allow for those same users/consumers of third generation devices to download and re-install earlier and optimized iOS3.x operating system without resorting to 'hacker' tactics that will void Apple warranties and violate iPhone user agreements

The author continues to state:

"Apple is not that evil"
The main point of the lawsuit, which claims that Apple maliciously released an iOS 4 version to cripple the performance of iPhone 3G devices in order to boost sales of the iPhone 4, makes no sense. I doubt anyone at Apple or any other company would even think about doing such a thing. Especially Apple, who can't barely cope up with the demand for their newly released cellphones.

Article written by Jesus Diaz (

"Doubt that anyone at Apple or any other company would even think about doing such a thing"

Do we not realize this is what goes on everyday. Is the author living in a deep level of mental ignorance to not notice this.
We cannot live in Western society and criticize Capitalism. This is who we are.

Question everything.
Ethics are non-existential in media.

Change starts at a microscopic level. Corporations change because of individuals.
Lets not forget we are ever changing and we can be creating changes.

Any opinions?

Karan Patel.

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