Among other things during his radio program, Mac, iPhone, and iPad user Rush Limbaugh today discussed Apple’s iOS 8 and his iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (he has both).
The 3-hour Rush Limbaugh Show, the highest-rated, most-listened-to talk-radio program in the United States with some 15 million weekly listeners, airs daily on a network of approximately 590 AM and FM affiliate radio stations. The program is also broadcast worldwide on the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Network.
From the live on-air transcript:
RUSH: Well, let me preface this by acknowledging what many regular listeners know. I’m an Apple evangel. I absolutely love their products. So some people might interpret that as resulting in commentary that’s biased in their favor. It’s not the case, but I need to acknowledge that. I think iOS 8 is the most incredible, fabulous, sensational upgrade in software since the iPhone was released in 2007.
But let me tell you what’s brilliant about it… Most people hate change. They get accustomed to something and they just want it to keep working that way. Now, because of competition, iOS is upgraded every year — in some cases incrementally, in some cases dramatically. This iOS 8 is dramatic. But what’s brilliant about it is that all of the real, substantial, what people call “power-user features” are beneath the surface.
The average, ordinary, everyday user is never going to encounter them and therefore never going to get mad and therefore never get frustrated about the change. The power user, if he or she wants to find them, they’re there, and they open up usability, productivity, the fun factor. It is just phenomenal what you can now do. The phones themselves… You have a 6 or a 6 Plus?
CALLER: I got the 6 because the 6 Plus is essentially just a little bit smaller than the iPad Mini that I use.
RUSH: Yeah, the 6 Plus is great, too. I’ve got both. But the 6 Plus is not a one-handed phone, if that matters to you. But the 6 is dynamic. It’s got the same guts. The speed of these two new phones is incredible. The Wi-Fi chip [speed] is increased. The LTE chip [speed] is increased. The download speeds on Web pages and e-mail downloads. The graphics? The rendering of graphics is almost instantaneous. This is… Just to me, it’s phenomenal. I literally am excited. I’m still playing. It’s been out a couple weeks ago, and I am still loving it. Well, I’ve been using betas since June, but I just love it. There’s so much bogus because of the competition and capitalism. There’s so much bogus being said about it, but that’s Apple’s problem. They’ve gotta deal with that.
RUSH: Folks, this business about the iPhone 6 Plus bending? It’s so bogus. That’s capitalism, folks. That is just the raw, bloodthirsty competition in capitalism, putting stuff out like that.
The complete transcript is here.
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