Apple’s latest iPhone will let you unlock it using your face. Does that make it worth the $1,000 price tag?
Skipping past an iPhone 9 altogether, Apple on Tuesday unveiled the all-glass iPhone X, a premium device that gives you the option to unlock with facial recognition.
Glenn pointed out the irony of people who use their pricey iPhones to complain about capitalism and “income inequality” on radio Wednesday.
“Facial recognition: spooky? You bet,” he said of the new feature.
But what the iPhone reveals about us is perhaps even scarier. “How many people crying poverty and oppression will be carrying the new iPhone 10?” he asked, pointing out the iPhone is a luxury device that Americans use, while the rest of the world relies heavily on less expensive phones that run on Android software.
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GLENN: Let alone a 1,000-dollar phone. The phone of the people around the world is a Samsung, because they’re cheap. Yet here, you go to some of the poorest neighborhoods, the poorest sections of town, and you’re going to see flat-screen TVs and apple iPhones. $1,000 for a phone that is going to be upgraded in, what? Eighteen months? The Apple 11 is coming.
To me, this shows how really, deeply oppressed we really are. And I want you to think about this. The best of humanity, the company called Apple. Oh, my gosh, they’re the best of us. They are.
What do they do? They help pit rich against poor. And yet, they’re selling the phones for the wealthiest 1 percent. They’re selling the thousand dollar phone. Apple, which is so good, so ethical. Has suicidal slaves making those thousand dollar phones in China and paying their workers less than $4,000 a year. That’s — let’s do the math on that. Hmm. Twelve months of work has less value than four phones.
The great socialist-loving, share-the-wealth company, Apple, who tells us how to live, had to admit last year that they pay men more than they pay women. They also own $52.6 billion in treasury bills, which makes them more powerful and the United States government more beholden to — the government more beholden to Apple than most countries in the world. They also keep billions of dollars offshore to avoid taxes.
But, remember, they’re the best of us. They’re the greatest. They’re wonderful.
Look, I’m probably going to own one of those stupid i Phones. The biggest thing that pisses me off about Apple is their obsession with the clown cars of power cords. I want to know why they insist on making a product that makes Tom Cruise look like a giant. How do they do this? Why do they make all of their power cords freakishly short and completely unusable if you’re actually trying to use the phone or the computer and have it plugged in? And why is it they make it completely unable, no one else can make a cord that will actually work with an Apple product? The Apple product that is made by slaves in China, just want to point that out.
To me, the Apple i Phone story screams, “Don’t trust these people. Don’t trust these people.” They don’t walk the walk. They don’t live what they preach.
All they do is preach, not live it. They preach. They’re the spawn of the devil. Yeah, yeah. They might. But, again, I’m going to probably end up with one of those stupid phones, and I’ll love it.
I’ll love it. Unless, of course, I’m trying to use it while charging it.