iPhone 5 offers “less available space to cover in diamonds” complain Gulf techies
ABU DHABI: The new iPhone 5 may be wowing techies across the world with its larger display, slimmer build and new sized connector that renders billions of docking stations obsolete, but many fans in the Middle East have complained that the upgrades have reduced the ability to showcase their obscene wealth.
“It’s outrageous that Apple has overlooked such an important segment of its regional customer base,” argued Abu Dhabi-based iPhone user Samira Corniche. “While the bigger screen size and slimmer width may improve usability and portability, for those of us who enjoy gaudy, ostentatious displays of our earnings, they simply equate to a 13 per cent reduction in space for us to cover in gold or diamonds.”
Fellow iPhone user Mira Glottelstop in Doha claimed that she was “seriously considering” switching to the Samsung Galaxy III which, boasting a height of over 13 centimetres and width of over seven, would require “hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gems to cover it”.