Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dude of the Week: iPhone 5

This week’s Dude of the Week is the most robotic selection yet. No, it’s not Plex from Yo Gabba Gabba.  The just announced iPhone 5 is Dudely because women want it and men want to be like it. Having caused millions of people to wait eagerly for a year is a pretty hardcore Dude. 
The size difference is, uh, almost noticeable. 
So what if the screen is just half an inch bigger than the previous iPhones. Who cares if Apple has to create ridiculous statements like “iPhone 5 is 20% thinner than iPhone 4S”.  That sounds much more impressive than saying it’s 1.4 millimeters thinner, which pretty much no one without a ruler would probably notice.  It’s also better than saying it’s 0.055118 inches thinner, or roughly the thickness of a stick of Juicy Fruit.  

Analysts have already predicted Apple will sell ten million iPhone 5s in the first 10 days and potentially 50 million by the end of the year.  Perhaps that will lead to greater profits which might someday allow an Apple executive to buy a pair of pants that aren’t jeans.

I’m not bitter because I bought an iPhone 4S when it was released a year ago. I’ll soon have basically the same software. I’ll just see it a little smaller than people with new ones, or one less Angry Bird at a time. Either way, people have been dying for this product, so now they can all finally be happy to buy one.  Until the even-better iPhone 6 comes out . . . 

Do you plan to get an iPhone 5?  Why or Why Not?

If you would like to nominate a Dude that you think would make a good 

Dude of the Week please email me

Remember, it doesn't have to be a man or even a person & 
could be a graphic, sign or other Dudely interpretation.   


  1. My son is dying to upgrade. I'm not yet convinced!

  2. My hubby is due an upgrade, he will get it. He wouldn't if he were not due. His ancient (ha) 4 (not 4s), is starting to flake so I'm cool with it. I got the 4s less than a year ago so I am still happy. I will be ready for upgrade when whatever is coming out next hits the street. We are one year off from eachother so one of us is always getting the newest thing each year. It works for us, and I have to admit, I am excited to see it's extreme thinness. :)

  3. I don't think I'll get it right away. I have an upgrade coming, but the thing doesn't do new things. I don't see the point.