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    Function Follows Form

    Second iPhone 4. Second inexplicably shattered screen. Second "insurance excess" of £150.  A known problem.

    Apple seems to have jumped the shark with this one. It looks beautiful. But it doesn't WORK beautifully. Jonathan Ives, their industrial design genius, finally broke the rule that form follows function, and reversed it.

    So that's £300 so far spent on an iPhone which should have been "free" with the O2 contract.  Someone's getting that money. But shouldn't it be Apple who pays?

    (Film at eleven...)

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    This happened to me*. I went to the Apple shop and paid my £25, which was quicker, easier and cheaper.

    *Not actually that inexplicable. I temporarily forgot that I had only two hands and dropped it..

    January 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlastair

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