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Model S vs iPhone ultimate showdown

Discussion in 'Model S' started by balabanshik, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. balabanshik

    balabanshik Member

    Oct 10, 2014
    Redmond, WA
    When I posted on the now inaccessible Tesla forums about the disappointment with the D and especially the A, people started asking if I throw a tantrum over not getting the latest model of the iPhone (the answer is no, by the way :tongue: ).
    So to take a break from the discussion of insults and injuries, and to take a more lighthearted stance, let's actually compare the iPhone and the Model S.

    So what do they have in common? Both the iPhone and the Model S:
    1. have a battery
    2. usually spend the night plugged into a socket
    3. but sometimes need a top-up during the day
    4. have a touchscreen and very few buttons
    5. are connected to a cellular network
    6. have a rear-facing camera
    7. can browse the Internet
    8. but can't play Flash content such as YouTube (I know that it has been addressed for the iPhone, but initially... :wink: )
    9. have been conceived in California
    10. have a following that is bordering on religious
    11. can be made to emit noises through an iPhone app (recursion yay)

    I'd say that's about it. Let's have a look at the differences:
    1. the iPhone's price never exceeds your annual income unless you are very unlucky
    2. on the other hand, the iPhone doesn't have any means of propulsion
    3. the battery of one of them can very reliably kill you (feature request: tazer)
    4. Elon Musk is still alive
    5. you don't have to wait for 8+ weeks for an iPhone
    6. you can't upload music into your Model S (why you would want to is another question)
    7. but you can't play music from a USB drive with an iPhone, either
    8. you can't get a Hello Kitty case for a Model S on Amazon
    9. the Model S doesn't suddenly lose connection if you hold it in a certain way (if anybody remembers the iPhone 4)
    10. you are legally allowed to use one of them while driving
    11. you can't take selfies with the Model S
    12. the Model S won't bend if you sit in it
    13. nobody has ever heard of an "iPhone grin"
    14. Model S I like, iPhones - not so much

    Does anyone want to count the score? :wink:
  2. CarlK

    CarlK Member

    Mar 23, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    ICE car is like a smart phone that you can recharge in 5 minutes but you have to go to 7/11 to get it done every few days when the battery is running low.
  3. ACDriveMotor

    ACDriveMotor Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    To continue your lighthearted stance...Smiley emoticons aside are you simply bored and trolling for an argument? I don't see either a sincere question or a sharing of interesting information in your post.

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