I love Apple. Effectively my salary gets split in 3 equal ways; Alistair Darling, Tesco and Apple.
You might be aware that they launched a major new product recently. There were a few problems, some of which I suffered. But I know it's impossible to have such a huge global launch without a few glitches.
There's one thing I couldn't let slip though. I bought a MobileMe account the other day. I bought it from Apple online. I was expecting an email confirmation and a registration key and then I'd be in. But no, this huge box arrived.
I've worked on products where the thing you're buying is intangible and so the customer needs to get something physical at the point of purchase, but that box is a ridiculous size for this:
That's basically the size of a CD. That little CD sized box would have easily fitted through my letterbox, but this big box had to be left at the depot for me to collect at my convenience. What makes all this worse, is that when I opened all that packaging I got a simple registration key.
That's bad isn't it? Bad Apple.
Whilst I'm complaining. My new 3G iPhone can no longer be charged whilst listening to music on my Bose iPod thing. That's very annoying.
When I took this picture I didn't register what song was playing, but I Want To Tell You seems quite appropriate.