In June you could read about the – at the time – new iPhone 4 on your Weekly Buzz. If you are the proud owner of an iPhone 4 you should enjoy it while it lasts. The new iPhone 5 is on the way. The new iPhone has an even better screen that optimizes the use of Facetime. The phone has a much improved texting program and the phone can even change size! The design and the possibilities with the new iPhone 5 is only limited by your imagination. Check out the impressive promo here.
Your Weekly Buzz has already posted comments about the YouTube series “Will It Blend?” that serves as therapy for people with a destructive urge meanwhile advertising for Blendtec blenders. In our first post about “Will It Blend?” it was the – then new – iPad that got fragmented. This week’s episode features the new and much hypes iPhone 4. Despite the new iPhone 4 Steve Jobs (lookalike) makes an appearance and gives a hint to what Apples new invention/product is going to be.
The “Will It Blend?” channel is very popular on YouTube with over 300.000 subscribers and 100 uploaded videos. The theme of this YouTube-sensation has proven simple enough to produce episode after episode. The challenge is to find a thing or a product that people will find funny and entertaining – because the idea of destroying something in a blender never gets old.
In this episode Blendtec announces a contest where you can nominate your old phone. If your phone is selected as the winner you will win the new iPhone 4 and a paid contract for two years – and your phone will be blended on YouTube! The question you have to ask yourself is if you (in order to be able to compete with the fierce competition) submit your old brick of a phone? Or will you donate it to a technology museum so that one day your great-great- grandchildren will be able to enjoy it?
The new iPhone 4 from Apple has been promoted and mentioned up to a point of almost excessive proportion. It all began when an Apple employee “forgot” a prototype in a bar and some bloggers got hold of it and began to write about its features. Your Weekly Buzz is not decide whether this is a new type of marketing, but this event has definitely increased the attention, press and hype. Many people and especially technology fans have asked the question; what the new iPhone 4 is able to do better than the previous ones? Besides the binding swank-effect one obtains by being one of the first to have one, the phone has two cameras, a crystal clear screen and the components are made of a very strong metal. Real Apple fans will feel that these new features are ground breaking and will leave no other option than to buy one immediately.
But not all people are excited – or should we say impressed – with the new iPhone 4 features. Some marketing experts argue that Apple has reached a point where the brand can’t gain more hype and Apple will have to take some necessary steps in order to maintain their status. The experts argue that Apple can’t stay on top of the market by just being “the trendy one”.
This very entertaining spoof is on the critical side. The humoristic approach will perhaps remind you of the popular Onion News story about Sony’s new ”Stupid Piece Of Shit That Doesn’t Fucking Work”. Both spoofs suggest that people should take the technology development hype with a grain of salt. Now it’s up to you to decide if you are going to be excited – or it you can get by just a few more months with your old phone.