Sales associate claims the iPhone 4 doesn’t work with fat fingers

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Did you know the iPhone 4 was made for people with thin fingers? According to an unsubstantiated report by Tom’s Hardware, a Sprint representative repeatedly refused to sell an iPhone 4 to a customer because the iPhone is awful and his fingers were too fat to use it.

The sales associate allegedly railed on the iPhone saying,

The battery life sucks, if I dropped it, I’d break it, it’s a little small compared to my last phone, etc. but the icing on the cake? “Your fingers are too fat for such a phone.

He recommended the customer look at the Galaxy S III instead. I’ve never met this type of extreme bias when buying a phone, have you? If so, share your experience in the comments.

[Via Tom’s Hardware]

  • jsorvik

    Seriously. . . this is worthy of an article? Ever walked into a cellphone outlet? They are full of opinions. Some are informed, many are not. As an owner of both iphone and android devices, I have heard and witnessed biased sales approaches both way. Not sure there is anything resembling a story here.

  • http://fpgeeks.com/ Dan Smith

    I’ve never met this type of extreme bias when buying a phone, have you?

    I guess you’ve never been to a Verizon store.

    • krudd

      That’s very true, there is a trend that has been all over the web a year ago, saying how verizon employees don’t like to sell iphones cuz of not gaining enough money. Earned more by selling droids. True story, this guy probably wanted money so he made up as many reasons as possible to earn a few extras. But anyways, this isn’t uncommon and I see it everywhere. Maybe the author needs to do better homework and write actual news instead of clickbaiting innocent people.

    • http://twitter.com/MLiiO AJ Miller

      lol. so true.

  • krudd

    Just walk into an Apple store brandishing a galaxy s3 and you’re guaranteed to get same treatment x10. Got the dirtiest looks and I knew what was on their minds. Imagine if I had actually tried to buy something. So where is my news article?

  • jay

    Not news, this happens everywhere with all sides. Yes this biasism is common, no it’s not right, but yes this is America, so no we DGAF.

    • Marc Sanchez

      Love it! DGAF, just get some skinny fingers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.gernand Jeffrey Gernand

    Doesn’t sound biased to me. If that is the the sale pitch it is all 100% true.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffrey.gernand Jeffrey Gernand

    Doesn’t sound biased to me. If that is the the sale pitch it is all 100% true.

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