Arik Hesseldahl

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Tech Pundits Take iPhone Complaints Directly to the Source on “Saturday Night Live”

You’ve heard all the complaints about Apple’s iPhone 5. The Maps applications doesn’t quite work right. The camera sometimes adds a purple-ish halo when there’s bright sunlight in the shot. Its outer case also tends to scratch easily. Is that all of them? Right. So, on “Saturday Night Live” last night, a panel of tech bloggers hashed out their concerns with the people responsible for making the iPhone: Workers from the Chinese assembly line where it’s made. Watch:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus