For some ridiculous reason, some individuals have yet to turn in their recalled Galaxy Note 7s, despite Samsung’s numerous efforts to get them back. Now Samsung is breaking their phones.
Samsung is preparing an update that will remote the ability to charge the Galaxy Note 7, effectively making the phones useless once installed.
But why it even had to come to this point is mind-boggling.
Seriously, what’s wrong with you people? Why would you want to hang onto a boring phone that has been banned from airports, trains, public transportation, and many other places? Why would you rather hold onto a phone that could explode at any time instead of turning it in and getting a new, non-exploding model?
Here’s a charming passage from a CNBC article:
“The problem is there is no other phone that I like,” Jo Hyang-won, a 32-year-old office worker in South Korea, told Reuters. Mashable entertainment editor Josh Dickey takes an “over my dead body” stance to giving up his Note 7, writing that “owning this supposed ticking time bomb is still statistically less dangerous than the act of getting in your car.”
Oh, there’s no other phone you like? You mean this device, which literally didn’t exist for your consumption until 111 days ago, is somehow something you can no longer live without? How about one of these 7 alternatives that will get you by until another phone is released?
And it’s statistically less dangerous than getting in your car? Not only is that stupid – it’s not the act of getting in your car that’s dangerous, moron – it’s adding unnecessary risk. “I could die from a different type of accident today, so I might as well endanger others on this plane,” Josh Dickey probably thinks.
If this latest update doesn’t work, Samsung should release another updating forcing each phone in the wild to explode. Screw those guys. If this is what they want, give it to them.
In the meantime, here’s a reminder about healthy attitudes about new tech from Louie CK: