Why Seinfeld is wrong: Your iPhone needs a house

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld recently mocked people that use a case to protect their iPhone, quipping people don’t go walking around wearing helmets for their heads, do they? Well, Macworld’s Lex Friedman doesn’t wear a helmet but he does use an iPhone case, prompting to ask the comic: what’s th deal?

It’s not that think it’s easy to make a stylish phone that’s also drop-resistant and sports a heftier internal battery. But it wasn’t easy to make a hugely successful show about nothing, either, Jerry. Until Apple can make an iPhone that doesn’t seem vulnerable when running case-free, I’m glad cases exist—sort of like a Festivus for the rest of us.

(Click here to read My iPhone needs a case, Jerry Seinfeld)

I use a case for my BlackBerry, and given the frequency with which I drop it, I’m glad I do. I’m disappointed that Friedman missed the obvious Seinfeld reference for this story though.

To channel Kramer, while I too would rather be “out there and loving every minute of it” the fact remains, “my (phone) needs a house, Jerry!”

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Jeff Jedras
Jeff Jedras
A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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