On this pride filled weekend it’s important to keep in mind all groups that struggle to be treated as equal members of society.
One such group has been receiving some well deserved attention thanks to a design flaw in the latest iPhone.
Shortly after the release of this latest iPhone incarnation, users discovered a tiny little problem.
It turns out if you cover up the bottom left corner with your hand then the signal strength drops.
Apple boss Steve Jobs very eloquently suggested to,”just avoid holding it in that way,” even though “that way” is the way the iPhone is held in their commercials.
It’s an easy enough if you’re a right-handed person living in a right-handed world, but what about the other 10 percent of potential iPhone users?
Lauren Milsom, of the Left-Handed Club (yes, there’s a club), has taken a stand and called Apple out on their discrimination towards the left-handed.
Milsom feels that,”left-handed potential customers need to be warned that the phone will not work for them, until it can be redesigned to remedy the fault.”
Well, left-handed iPhone enthusiasts, consider yourselves warned. Unfortunately, much like the rest of the world, Steve Jobs doesn’t care.
I’d tell you to stay strong, and use your left hand proudly. But in this specific battle, unless you’re a fan of dropped calls, you might have to accept defeat (sorry).
…and yes, there is an actual Left-Handers Day (August 13) for those of you who’ve seen the Chinet commercial.
The Whole Story: iPhone Discrimination
On the other hand: The Left-Handers Club
…just for fun: