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Apple fans step up in Russia unveiling interactive iPhone 5-shaped memorial to Steve Jobs

0. phoneArena 11 Jan 2013, 11:32 posted on

2013 will go down as the year that Apple did its best to steal coverage from CES (although the company does try to sneak in some rumors every year.) We've already had the saga of the "cheap iPhone", which won't go away, and now the Apple faithful are joining in to help by unveiling an interactive iPhone 5-shaped memorial to Steve Jobs in St. Petersburg, Russia...

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posted on 11 Jan 2013, 22:29 4

55. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)

P.S. I love how you've been conspicuously silent on all of my coverage of Android and Ubuntu over the past couple weeks, but you popped up when I write an Apple article, just to jump to an incorrect conclusion and confirm your bias against me. That's some top notch trolling there.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 08:51 1

62. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


posted on 12 Jan 2013, 10:27 3

66. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)

Don't flatter yourself. Out of the MANY apple articles you've written the past few days this is the only one I've directly addressed you in. It's also the only one where you made an incredibly offensive and insensitive remark.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 12:02

70. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)

If you are DroidDoes with a new name (anonymity is good to you), then all I can say is that I wasn't as clear as I meant to be. YOU are the one who is offended, because rather than ask me for clarification on what I said, you decided it best to simply attack me.

Oh and BTW, I've written 6 articles that were directly about Apple so far this month. 6 out of about 60. Not sure where you're getting "MANY".

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 12:51 4

73. Droiddoes (unregistered)

Well, being that your comment that started all this has 10 red thumbs you've offended at least 9 other people. LOL at your paranoia though, I'm touched that I mean that much to you!

As far as you only writing 6 adverti-I mean articles directly about apple this month (that's na average 1 every two days) key word here is directly. You have a talent for comparing everything to apple and inserting apple in most everything you write. I clearly am not the only one who sees that or feels that way, have you already forgotten how our last head to head went? General consensus is you are apple biased. Whether that's true or not, that's how people here feel.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 12:59

75. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)

The "general consensus" appears to be you and a few other people. And, from what I can tell, you don't actually read much, because I only compare to Apple when the material requires. Even if you were to stretch the bounds of what you consider "related" to Apple, it would still make up a minority of what I write.

As I've said before, if you come in looking for bias,you will find it even where it doesn't exist. I never meant the connection that you made. My mistake was not being as clear as I should have been. Your mistake was to infer bias rather than try to discuss what was said. I've admitted my mistake, but you never admit yours.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:31 7

16. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

omfg did you seriously just put Jobs up on a pedestal with Martin Luther and Einstein? This is why we cant have nice things and apple fanboys are the scum of the earth. God help us.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 14:32

39. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Comment #32

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:37 8

19. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)

How offensive! Is there a way to report the article writers, because I find what mr H just said to be beyond offensive and disgusting.
To compare a businessman (any businessperson, I don't care how successful they were) to the man who helped unify this nation and get non whites the same treatment and rights as everyone else is profane, offensive, and mildly racist.
To compare a businessman to one of the greatest minds this planet has ever seen is offensive and reeks of fanboyism and just plain poor journalism.

You should be fired for this.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:39 3

21. nwright94 (unregistered)

You guys totally missed the point. He wasn't comparing Jobs as an equal (didn't MLK Jr point out all men are equal btw?) he was just showing that no one is perfect. You guys ignored that part of it and just drilled into the him saying Steve jobs and totally missed what he was trying to say. You lost all sense of objectivity just so you could throw a hissy-fit in the comment section.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:44 6

23. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)

No. You do not compare a salesman to the leader of the civil rights movement and one of the the greatest minds of our time.
An appropriaqte comparison would've been to Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, RIM CEO (drawing a blank on his name), Kaz Hirai etc. Fellow businessman and salespeople. I'm sure they have their flaws, but none of them are in the same league as MLK or Einstein, and neither was jobs.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:47 2

24. nwright94 (unregistered)

You're still missing the point -_- your android bias is getting in the way of clear thinking.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 13:06 3

32. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Not saying Jobs is in the same league as those guys, they were just the first examples for great men with dark sides that popped into my head. Gates and Woz had similar impacts on tech to Jobs, but neither had the dark side, as far as I know.

Jobs' accomplishments are certainly on a lower tier than MLK or Einstein, but he was more than just a "sleazy salesman".

He had a profound impact on PCs, digital media, computer animation, and mobile devices. Whether or not you like Apple products, you should be able to admit that Apple products have changed markets, and a lot of that is attributable, even in part, to Steve Jobs.

That doesn't dismiss the way he was related to factories in China, or mining operations in Africa, his treatment of employees, or his family. But, his shortcomings also don't dismiss the good things he did either.

You guys can hate all you want, but I'd rather see the whole picture, and not just focus on the good or the bad that supports a bias.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 10:27 4

67. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

I forgot that we live in a world were men are not created equally.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 17:09 2

46. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

you guys are blowing it out of proportion! Can we have a "heated" discussion WITHOUT getting truly hurt and offended??

Michael IS FAR from as bad as you are perceiving him to be.........

How many GREAT articles has he put out compared to some "debatable" ones?

lets be mature about the situation.........and also IT IS NOT up to you wether he gets fired or not so lets not start talking like that! PERIOD

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 01:55 1

59. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)

I'm blown away at how far these idiots just took that argument against Michael...Do you guys read? Ever? Really think he was comparing Einstein to Steve Jobs, or maybe he just drew some parallels...

Did that really just happen? I've lost complete respect for all those dishing out the lashing to Michael over something they couldn't even wrap their heads around...f+#king morons

Stop jumping all over the guy

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 13:06

76. jmoney62987 (Posts: 31; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

Yea I totally agree; he wasn't even comparing them. He was just saying even accomplished men can do dumbass things..but it doesn't change that they ACCOMPLISHED things. Those accomplishments of course not being equal.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 10:26 4

65. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

What kinda d**k father names one of his first products after his daughter?

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 12:43 4

72. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)

An egotistical asshole one?

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:20 3

11. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 223; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)

i wonder if the monument will receive a yearly refresh. next year it might be 20% thinner and 15% taller haha.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:23 5

12. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

its the new iphone5s lol

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:36 6

17. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Now that's one HUGE UGLY IPHONE and still looks the same just like the rest of them

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 12:50 4

25. nwright94 (unregistered)

This comment section PROVES that this website has gone to hell. It's ridiculous, you android people don't give one f*ck that other people have different opinions from you, you bash them anyway. Steve Jobs, like it or not, was part of the revolution which is making tech today what it is. He may not of made any of the products, but he still was part of it. Just get the hell over yourselves already and learn some objectivity! It's not that hard!

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 13:10 4

35. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)

You seem to forget that not too long ago the comment section was filled with Apple people who didn't give one f*ck that other people had different opinions. The way things are now is no better or worse than before, it's just a different side being the loud jerks. No matter what, it's always just attacking each other for having different opinions rather than being respectful of opinions.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 13:14 1

37. nwright94 (unregistered)

Yeah, those crazy Apple people are gone thankfully but I never saw any of them go as far as some of these android fans do, like one blaming the sandy hook shooting on iOS users. Those types of comments from iOS users may have been there and I just missed them, but a lot of these guys go way too far.

posted on 12 Jan 2013, 05:57 2

61. joey_sfb (Posts: 6244; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Its just a different in opinion. I have no great respect for steve job because he is a self serving prick. No better or worse than me or you. He is good at marketing and package a guru in that area but as a person, No! I chose not to respect him even when i was a apple fan.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 16:12 5

43. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1731; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

wow "f*ck"...how professional. I used to like you Michael

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 16:23 1

44. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)

I was simply reusing the same exact language nwright did. perhaps I should have used quotes?

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 19:01 2

47. nwright94 (unregistered)

I apologize for using that, I was just fed up with the people at the time.

posted on 11 Jan 2013, 19:42

49. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1731; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

But you weren't quoting him, no need to drop to his troll level. Just sayin'

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