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Yesterday, June 24th 2010, the new promised iPhone 4 was released to the general public. It should have been an exciting, happy, energetic, budget busting, economy building leap forward into a brighter future.

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Yesterday, June 24th 2010, the new promised iPhone 4 was released to the general public. It should have been an exciting, happy, energetic, budget busting, economy building leap forward into a brighter future.

But what really happened yesterday? What really happened is that Apple played the Nintendo game and shorted its customers, forcing people into Russian style lines all over the country, waiting for a hyped up phone that perhaps could have some significant problems after its release. Sad and unfortunately, normal for our standardized customer serviceless failing country! This is not the way to succeed, contrary to the rest of the corporate examples that follow this oily path.

Apple, you need to feel shame. Many of us, including me, have abandoned Microsoft hoping for greener pastures under the half eaten Apple logo. So far, we have been jerked around like puppets on a string while we have been raped by greed and simple monopolizing strategies! During our Microsoft years, we never really experienced quite the distastful arrogance that the half eaten fruit company is exhibiting.  When products came out, they may have had technological flaws, but there were usually enough product to go around!

Don’t get me wrong, I love my old iPhone 3G. But I do hate AT&T’s service contract and lack of customer satisfaction agenda. And now I have a bitter Apple flavored taste in my mouth, that has the remote taste of BP oil in it. Our country will never get anywhere with wanton greed and avarice like that shown by Apple yesterday. People were reporting distribution of 5 iPhones to each Walmart, 7 hour long lines at Apple stores, and oh yeah, just forget about Radio Shack! That was simply pathetic!

If you want to achieve a stronger fan following, then treat your existing fans with respect and admiration. Provide what you are selling on the day that you are selling it. Do not short change your customer base. They don’t forget it in the end and it builds serious resentment. And it makes one wonder, what is really going on in those labor camp factories in Asia? For me, Apple hurt its chances as a long term contender in the tech market yesterday, and I will begin to keep my eyes open for greener pastures still, away from this silicon beast!

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