For over 7 minutes, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart reacts to the debut of the Verizon iPhone and decries the past “three or four years” of being stuck on AT&T Mobility: “Those of us in the ‘iPhone community’ have sacrificed one thing for the ability to carry around every photograph we’ve ever taken, or song we’ve ever listened to, or home video, or compass. We have sacrificed the ability to make phone calls. For YEARS, for YEARS!!! For years struggling with the world’s most popular ‘almost phone.’ Well, our long national nightmare may soon be over…”
Considering The Daily Show’s demos, better P.R. for Apple and Verizon (and worse for AT&T) is difficult to imagine:
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Verizon iPhone Announcement|
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MacDailyNews Take: “Our long national nightmare may soon be over” is so apropos that we used it in our Takes relating to the prospects of the Verizon iPhone back in August 2010 and again just last week.
The unjust tarring and feathering of Apple’s iPhone due to AT&T Mobility’s creaky network in major media-centric metro areas is finally going to end (unless Verizon’s network too becomes overloaded, in which case they’ll incorrectly blame iPhone again). Why do we say “incorrectly?” Because when we have even halfway decent AT&T coverage in less densely populated areas, our iPhones actually work perfectly well as phones, so it’s obviously AT&T network congestion that’s the root of years worth of problems and complaints. If you can’t get some extra capacity approved in neon-flashing problem areas within a 3-4 year timeframe, you’re doing something wrong.
Have at it, AT&T astroturfers, but you’d have better luck astroturfing the entire surface of the moon than in mitigating this so richly deserved P.R. nightmare.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Brawndo Drinker” and “Andrew W.” for the heads up.]