For the most part, Apple users expect their devices to work at least 100% of the time. Okay, maybe that is too optimistic, but Apple did say it should “Just Work.” By this, one can only assume that it should “Just Work” all of the time; after all, what is the point of something just working only some of the time? This being said, it is a no-brainer that when an iPhone stops functioning, it should be declared a state of emergency, right?
Well, one Illinois man did not go as far as that, but he did call 911.Â Michael Alan Skopec, a 48 year oldÂ gentleman, repeatedly dialed 911Â Â too complain about his malfunctioning iPhoneâ€”I’m assuming this was done from his landline. After five attempts to get some help from the emergency operators, the police traced the call back to Skopec’s home. At around 1AM he was arrested for obstructing and resisting a peace officer.
I for one amÂ appalledÂ at the action the police took. A broken iPhone is no small matter; the very least they could have done is asked if he was holding it wrong. (Too soon?) It is not entirely clear whether SkopecÂ actually thought that the police department could actually help him with his iPhone troubles. However, he was intoxicated when they arrived which leads me to believe that, upon no solution in sight for his beloved device, he hit the bottles hard. Of course – I jest. He was most certainly intoxicated before he made the calls, because any common sense would tell you that AppleCare is a better choice than 911, no mater what the iPhone emergency is.
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