Multibillionaire Warren Buffet says he doesn’t know how to use his iPhone 11- Is he being elitist or pimping Apple products?
When you buy a new smartphone, you are basically buying happiness. Imagine the fun you had unboxing your iPhone or Android smartphone and all the time spent on setting up the smartphone with your personal preferences right from the ring tone to the wallpaper with no details spared.
Now imagine you are a multibillionaire with money to burn and have aides, butlers, and servants at your beck and call to do anything you want. You don’t pay attention to the finer delicacies of life such as setting up your smartphone or using it because your aides do it for you. This is what has happened to Warren Buffet, the multibillion-dollar investor and owner of Berkshire Hathaway.
Warren Buffett who is worth $88.9 billion or Rs.66,000 crores and one of the richest persons in the world can’t operate his new iPhone 11.
Apparently he has recently switched from a flip feature phone to an iPhone 11 and now he can’t make a call with the new iPhone 11. This is what he said to Yahoo Finance during an interview. It is not that Buffet is new to iPhones. In the interview, Buffett told the interviewer that Apple CEO Tim Cook himself taught him how to use the iPhone 11 but he still doesn’t know how to make phone calls or use any apps.
“I went out to California, and Tim Cook very patiently spent hours trying to move me up to the level of the average two-year-old. And didn’t quite make it,” he explains, adding that the iPhone 11 is an “unbelievable product. t
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Is it elitism at play or plain old pimping iPhone
I can’t tell you that because it is for you to decide. A multibillionaire claims he has been taught to use the iPhone but still can’t use it. Sounds unbelievable!
It seems strange when a billionaire who doesn’t know how to use an iPhone 11 can tell iPhone 11 is unbelievable. Buffet pushed the envelope further during the interview by saying he didn’t his newly purchased iPhone to the interview because he wouldn’t know what to do if someone called him.
“Yesterday, I was someplace,” he explains. “Somehow I was having a little trouble just getting into — but this is only me, any two-year-old could do this — but I was having a little trouble getting to the part where I actually phone somebody.”
Making a call or receiving a call is fairly simple on Android smartphones as well as iPhones. You cannot be convinced if people struggling with basic things such as receiving/making a call are for real. When a billionaire says it, it can mean only two things – elitism or surrogate advertising for Apple products.
Which one do you think it is?