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Early Earthquake Warning System In iOS 5 129

Posted by samzenpus
from the escape-the-quake dept.
tekgoblin writes "A very important and functional feature has been added to Apple's iOS 5 for Japanese users: an earthquake warning system. This new feature may allow the people of Japan to be warned early enough to get out of harm's way and ultimately save lives. Most phones sold in Japan have some way to warn the user of Earthquakes."
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Early Earthquake Warning System In iOS 5

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  • Obligatory XKCD (Score:5, Insightful)

    by itsdapead (734413) on Monday August 22, 2011 @08:07AM (#37166230)

    I can't wait to see the reviews! [xkcd.com]

  • Apple cocksucking (Score:2, Insightful)

    by bjourne (1034822) on Monday August 22, 2011 @08:10AM (#37166242) Homepage Journal

    It is also believed that most phones sold in Japan have some way to warn the user of Earthquakes.

    Great, so now when the stupid iphone gets the same feature other phones have had for years it is somehow news?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 22, 2011 @08:31AM (#37166382)

    Because it's Apple. They pay a massive amount to the "press" to release "articles" on Apple products. Factor in the huge zealotry of this cult, and you'll see why the media perception of Apple usage is over 99% of the population.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 22, 2011 @08:47AM (#37166466)

    Yes, because Apple marketing are that fucking good.

    From the iPhones that have survived falling from skydivers, to the guy who supposedly got a free iPad from Apple saying "Apple said yes" because he had to return it with the reason "Wife said no", all of these sorts of stories are orchestrated attempts to ensure Apple is consistently in the news.

    This is why many people sincerely believe Apple has like 90% of the smartphone market, when in reality they only have about 15% - 20%. This is why we have "Well Apple just works" memes when iTunes is the worst PoS method of getting content on your phone going, and when the store leaves a lot to be desired on the iPad. This is why people harp on about Android fragmentation when it's the iPad that has a whole bunch of apps that only take up a quarter of the screen but give you some button to double size the app to manually fix that, horrendously pixelating it like a throwback to the early 90s computing.

    Apple marketing are fucking genius, like the Church of Scientology, despite the blatant and obvious bollocks that emanates from them, they're still capable of roping thousands of supporters in, praying on weak minds with psychological trickery.

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