Yeah, I twisted the headline which was the funny claim by Airtel which goes like “Even the Deadliest hacker Still cant crack its Iphone 3g” . I agree !! Its too costly for him to afford……
This story belong to a country called India, which never saw any official Apple product launch till 22nd August 2008. However, the excitement of the launch of the amazing apple Idevice was totally sabotaged with the press release that Iphone will cost nearly 31,000 INR for 8GB version and 36,000 INR for 16GB version ( ~ US $700 ). This was a huge disappointment for people who were actually expecting the priced to be little more than that released in US for around US $199 to $299. ( However, we guessed it long before ).With inflation at its peak , and cost of living rising in India, buying an Iphone at such an over rated price could really take a toll on your monthly budget. Happiness is Not owning an Iphone .. (atleast in India)
The price would have been totally justified if they would have come up with some Data package , with free minutes + sms. But there is no such plan, and I wonder, this will make Iphone limited to just the premier segment of the crowd.
Funny Claim by Airtel, after deadly price tag
Its really funny that a service provider, instead of trying to justify the price tag they have put for the apple masterpiece, are trying to claim that “Not even a deadliest hacker can crack its Iphone 3g”. Gives me some crazy feeling that whether is this a kind of open challenge to hackers to crack iphone 3g ?? Seems Airtel has worked with Apple, to create some operator specific Iphone applications. But whats the use of the application when there are no buyers ?? Moreover , if this application will prevent hackers to unlock Iphone 3g, then I think Airtel forgot that Iphone is now in a country where Nothing is Impossible….
Secondly, when such claims backfire… it result in huge loss. I dont think Airtel is ready for that . Similar incident happened nearly a year back. Read Claim and backfire.
Falling into own trap
No matter what !! these A letter companies (Airtel and Apple) along with Vodaphone has really planned it Wrong this time… Disappointing a huge consumer base will just result in Apple hatred and I am sure other phone manufacturers are really gonna take a Big advantage out of this. Remember Nokia’s line of cheap touchscreen phones ?? Also with new phones lined up for release on 25th August by Nokia, things are really generating interest.
Want free Iphone ?? Join HSBC
Co-operate world doesn’t seem to be worried about the price Tag. HSBC seems to have ordered around 200,000 Iphone for its staff and is all set to ditch Blackberrys. This even seems to be the biggest co-operate order which Apple must be getting. So guys, if you are a die hard Iphone addict and want it free, then look out for a job opening in HSBC .