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maxymax

Oct 3, 2015, 9:45 AM
Apple charges like $650 retail for their phones, but are too cheap to spend $2 extra (if even that) putting in gaskets in their phones to make them water proof. Other makers that make sub $200 phones can do it, but not Apple. Their phones are all sealed up with non-removable batteries or back covers, but they're too cheap to add that little extra bit of protection for your phone. Maybe when the iPhone 17 comes out, they'll finally spend that $2 extra to protect your $650 phone. That's just one more reason why I don't like Apple and won't ever buy their garbage.
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WhySoBluePandaBear

Oct 3, 2015, 4:38 PM
Just for the record, not even a submarine is 'waterproof'. It's resistant people....



And it's garbage because? Used to be price, now I'm pretty sure the 128 S6 Edge is quite up to par.


This war over brand loyalty is beyond stupid. Grow up, like honestly man. You can't have that much of a meaningless life to give a ****. Just don't buy or support them if you're not happy.
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mobilemadness

Oct 4, 2015, 10:06 AM
Do you know how much of an idiot you sound like? A submarine is indeed waterproof, not water "resistant". You try to sound like you're smart, but you sound like a moron instead. And who said anything about Samsung? I sure didn't. You drew that inference yourself, again showing what an idiot you are. All I was talking about was how Apple could spend $2 or less in gaskets to make their phone waterproof (or "resistant" if it's a submarine like you think). Okay professor?
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WhySoBluePandaBear

Oct 4, 2015, 12:38 PM
Yeah, let's take you down into the Mariana Trench and see just how 'waterproof' you are then wise one. It's resistant - even a frickin' watch for diving has common sense to use that terminology. Nothing we have is impervious to water - hence its not 'waterproof', it is 'resistant' until certain conditions break that resistance - such as the life proof case - merely, again, just going too deep compromises that one.


I digress on that one.



Why stop at a $2 gasket (nice price you made up there) - why can't the little f'er make me bacon too? It'd only cost $5 dollars to put a grill on the back. Hopefully you see how retarded what ifs or coulds are.
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mobilemadness

Oct 4, 2015, 8:05 PM
Yup and an airplane doesn't fly either, it's "gravity resistant" based on your logic. And for the record, submarines have been to the bottom of the Mariana Trench all the way back in 1960. A submarine is considered waterproof, just like a boat. Is a boat "water resistant" too in your book? And why not make the gasket out of poop since you want to make it out of bacon? Hell make it out of farts. Your comparison of a rubber gasket to bacon shows how you like to take everything to an extreme and then use that as your argument. You're a poster child for straw man arguments.
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WhySoBluePandaBear

Oct 5, 2015, 5:55 AM
Yeah, pretty much. Counteracts gravity with greater force, so it flys.

Boats float, and just as easily sink. Good point I suppose?


Want to go in that sub down there? Yeah, please GoPro your head exploding please.


Point is, a general consumer electronic like a phone shouldn't have to be water resistant - because morons shouldn't have to have their hands held to know water + electrical currents and circuitry don't mix. By all means, take your HDTV in the pool with you and complain to the TV manufacturers why a few dollars worth of gaskets aren't included.


I make extreme points to point out the absolute stupidity, absurdity and lack thereof accountability people have for breaking their devices. You see, I don't need a wate...
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Brad K

Oct 5, 2015, 10:14 AM
How did you get that $2 figure? I'm as anti Apple as the next guy but I am curious if you know all what goes into a design/manufacturing change so that you would be able to accurately estimate the increase in per device cost. Or were you just being stupid and throwing out what you think a rubber gasket costs and ignoring all other costs associated with the change?
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mobilemadness

Oct 5, 2015, 4:33 PM
Yeah I'm basing it off of putting a few rubber gaskets on the phone. There are some sub $150 Kyoceras and Alcatels that are waterproof, so I don't think it's any major engineering obstacle.
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WhySoBluePandaBear

Oct 5, 2015, 9:48 PM
I actually have a brilliant idea - I'm going to make a few calls and see if Apple and Fisher-Price can collaborate on a phone; one not only for adults, but one that can be placed in the Walmart toy isle - on the box, it'll read 'Age infant-hospice' - this way we can forget the notion of any intelligence whatsoever and focus on making sure even the most dimwitted homosapian never runs into problems. It'll be called the iRetard - okay maybe marketing will have to work on the name.



But honestly, do you know how many people abuse their phones, let alone take that 'waterproof' marketing literally? Stuffing their phones into their cargo swim trunks and taking it down water slides and into wave pools, to find out hours later that gee golly...
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