Making the iPhone great again!

To segue beautifully from my earlier post today, an Apple/consumer story right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.


I walked by this sign as I was entering the Apple Store on George Street after an appointment with one of the geniuses. If you didn’t know what happened, I dropped my iPhone in water and unfortunately I just have to wait for it to shut down. So far it seems fine, although it can be troublesome when trying to charge.

I noticed a few people, but not too many, queuing outside the store. The message on the board- organised by Youtuber Dave Lee- states that they are building ‘the worlds longest line’ and to join the queue you need to head to the Facebook group ‘We Are Making iPhone Great Again’.

Sadly, I cannot find the Facebook page.

It reflects what I was saying in my most recent post The Biggest Insult is to be Considered Normal, with the trend of queuing outside of our favourite stores for hours or even days for the latest product. It seems this time round people wanted the glory of being first without the effort. 

Is this a sign that people are less interested in being the first for a product that millions will inevitably buy, or that consumers want the glory without the commitment?

Featured Image: @lukehopewell

BBQ sauce on a brekkie roll?!

One thing I have noticed down under is that BBQ sauce is used as a substitute for brown sauce. I found out this morning tucking into my bacon and egg roll as I wait to get my phone checked out. 

I like it, however it does seem a little strange to me, like it’s unnatural. You know when you secretly tried dipping a couple of fries into chocolate sauce to see how it tasted? Yeah like that. And don’t deny it, I know you tried.. 

I’ve never had BBQ sauce before 11am, but here I am, living life on the edge.

‘I ate the roll and I liked it, I hope brown sauce don’t mind it…’

I’m waiting for my turn in the Apple Store, they will give me a text in hopefully 30 or so minutes time. Due to water damage, my phone has started to really slow down its charging speed, I had it charging for 7 hours overnight and it reached just over 40% from 10% it was at when I went to sleep. 

It’s time for a new phone, I just need to know how long this one will hold on for. And being in a country (especially now with it coming into summer) that is so populated around the coast, is it time for a waterproof one?