With the recent release of the slick new iPhone 5, we can all heave a collective sigh of relief and throw out our perfectly good, yet now incredibly disgusting, iPhone 4s. (Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with bleach and baby seal tears in order to get the smell of outdated smartphone off your grubby mitts). Yes, it’s all part of the incredible advances in technology that will eventually turn us all into one giant Apple iBorg Collective ruled over by holographic versions of Steve Jobs and Tupac.
It should be noted that we’re both huge Apple fans, with multiple pods, pads and phones to our names (including a very rare and ancient Apple Newton that we purchased from a mysterious old man in Chinatown, with strict instructions that it never get wet and never be fed after midnight). Yet, as much as we love Apple products, it is a little ridiculous just how widespread and fanatical the Cult of Mac has become. You can’t help but think that if some of the hipster-nerds waiting in line outside Apple Stores put as much effort into say, recycling or calling their nanas on their birthdays, the world would be a much better place.
Which is why we thought the recent kerfuffle over the newest iPhone would make a great topic for this week’s HUMAN/NATURE comic. Don’t get us wrong, we love our iPhones. But life moves fast enough as it is, do we really have to feel like the last kid picked in dodge ball just because we don’t have the newest gadget? Maybe we all need to just chill out, take a deep breath and enjoy what we have. Maybe it’s time to dust off that old Apple Newton after all. What’s the worst that could happen?
Thanks for reading!
-Pol & Adam