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Rant of the Week – The iPhone QWERTY thingy-ma-gig-bob-ding-dong-thingy…

Like I said before and I will say it again, I am not a Windows fanboy nor I am an Apple hater. I have an iPhone myself but you think that with their “LEAD” team of designers and engineers and with Steve Jobs and with their whole thing of “dumbing the PC for the common people” would make the input SOOOO much easier for everyone out there. Oh iPhone you think that you know what I am trying to type? You smart-ass of a device. OOOOH I have so much ranting everytime I use you…

The iPhone was first introduced to the world on June 29, 2007 (yes, I “wiki-ed” it). Oh, that swept the nation, no, make that the world. The screen, the games, the keyboardless, virtual keyboard… blah blah blah blah… and of course jailbreaking so folks can install an SNES emulator to play Super Mario World like once and then never it play again. Really, would you really play Super Mario on that little screen? Unless you want to strain your eye and get a headache, then hey go right ahead. In short, many people wanted and got an iPhone for many reasons… I for one got one cause I thought it was cool, and I just wanted to be part of the cool people. Everyone and anyone has one right? Anyways, the list of features sure sounds cool, but if you don’t have a proper input, it’s lame.

I am mostly talking about the virtual keyboard. Whenever I type a word that that damn thing doesn’t recognize in its own dictionary, it will give you a “suggestion.” NO STUPID AS*, I know what I am typing. Yes I am trying to type “fu**”… just do it you jerk of a phone. OOOOH no, instead it goes all private school on me and suggests me…”fuss.” What? OOOOOHHHH before you come back to me and say… “Oh I just did it, and it was fine on my phone…” …look dude, I was just throwing out an example don’t go all jumpy at me here… Anyways, I think all you that have iPhones know what I am talking about. It’s a good idea, but it’s stupid, come on, there is always the “back” or “backspace” key. I think I know what I am typing in. If I did make a mistake, I can backspace and retype it. Don’t go all… “Hey you jackass, I think you were trying to type this…” I have enough that in real life already… where people tell me that I am just defending myself. I don’t need my phone to tell me that either…

PHEW~~~~ ok let me start a new paragraph and do some breathing exercises before I beat up my iPhone. Oh the nerve on that thing though. It acts as if it has intelligence and it knows you, if you know me so well, why don’t you find me a girl to actually talk to, you jerk!!!! Ohhhhh you are trying to type this. Alrite I am a patient guy, not the most patient, but patient enough, I would think. So it suggested a word, I hit the little “x”, it went away. I typed the same word again, it suggested again, this time my finger is too fat for that TINY… and I repeat TINY “x,” and it replaced what I wanted to really typed. OHHHKKAAAYY!!! No big deal, I just backspace and delete the word and try again… DAMN IT!! There it is, that suggestion again!!!! You damn bastard… I’LL KILL YOU!!! I’LL KILL YOU!!!!! ARRRGGGGHHH!!!!!

AHEM~~~~ Sorry, that got out of hand a bit, breathe in and out BLAW, breathe in and out… ok… look, the iPhone is a great product. I am even considering to get the 4th Generation that is supposed to come out this summer. I have a crappy 3G. Yeah, I am behind on phones but any single ladies out there that wants to exchange numbers, my phone still works… ahem… ahem… yeah… so until they fix their “virtual keyboard”… good luck to you Apple.

…………………….OH wait,… you can just turn it… OFF…..nevermind……….

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  • rkwan

    Haha, I do like a touch screen keyboard, however, I rarely text or write anything on my phone. I can’t afford those the data price plans.

    Also, I don’t have an Iphone, but something better. =o

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  • Anon

    Was just going to suggest that for you. Google “iphone shut off autocorrection”. Million results returned. From a jailbreaker’s POV, yes I have the SNES and NES emulator, but I actually do use it. I’ve spent the last month playing Chrono Trigger and it was great feeling all nostalgic again. Anyways, there are other reasons for jailbreaking an iPhone, but I won’t get into it *cough* free games *cough*. How many games do you own for the Wii, PS3, and iPhone that you have purchased and played once just to let it collect dust? So don’t bash the JBers for playing mario once on their emulator. It happens to every system, especially the awful PSP (which was a great paperweight).