News from the future: announcing the iPhone Shuffle

News from the future: announcing the iPhone Shuffle

Summary: Doc Searls has a hilarious faux news story from 2008 on the iPhone Shuffle.  Here's an excerpt: Like the iPod Shuffle, the new iPhone Shuffle has no display.

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Doc Searls has a hilarious faux news story from 2008 on the iPhone Shuffle.  Here's an excerpt:

Like the iPod Shuffle, the new iPhone Shuffle has no display. It's an all-white rectangle with a little green light to show that a call is in progress. While the iPhone Shuffle superficially resembles the iPod Shuffle, its user interface is even more spare. In place of the familiar round iPod "wheel", the iPhone Shuffle sports a single square button. When pressed, the iPhone Shuffle dials a random number from its phone book.

"Our research showed that people don't care who they call as much as they care about being on the phone," said Jobs. "We also found that most cell phone users hate routine, and prefer to be surprised. That's just as true for people answering calls as it is for people making them. It's much more liberating, and far more social, to call people at random than it is to call them deliberately."

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  • Er.. Ok...

    I can see this going over rather well... Especially when you're stuck in a dark alley in the worst possible part of town with a gang of thugs bearing down at you with the intention of swiping your wallet and other valuables. You reach for your iPhone Shuffle - and attempt to dial 911 - but then you realize you can't. You can only dial someone at random. And the cops are NOT in your phonebook. You curse your slavery to fashion...

    Of course, it all works out well in the end - at least, THIS time around. The crooks see you've got one of these lame phones in your hand and suddenly fall over in a fit of uncontrolled laughter. So while they're ROLFPTP, you see an opportunity to make a break for it and manage to get away and find a pay phone. Of course, the joke that the iPhone Shuffle is will get old and eventually the crooks won't be laughing their heads off any more and then you'll REALLY be up a creek sans paddle.
    Wolfie2K3
  • RE: News from the future: announcing the iPhone Shuffle

    what the fuck i mean thats just a waist of money no1 is going to buy that they dont evann know who to call and they would proubably waist there money on two phones gezzzzzzz u guys and if u have a probablim with what i said email me joshwhoever@ymail.com
    joshuaallred