In recent days the new iPhone went on sale (iPhone 6 and IPhone 6 plus) in nine countries which include the United States, France, Germany, UK, Canada, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico, where thousands of people stood in long lines to buy the new Apple smartphone. So much excitement has caused the purchase of this new phone in Australia that the first buyer while being interviewed on a local television newscast dropped the phone to the ground while trying to open it.
In the first 24 hours the iPhone 6 reached four billion in preorders, the previous year for the iPhone 5S and 5C sale nine million phones were sold in their first week, the company may set a new sales record this time. (The record was surpassed in three days when the company announced it had sold just over 10 million cell phones.)
What is so special about this new phone?
Entering Glancing over the Apple official website offor Mexico, the first thing you may notice about your their new Smartphone is this: “The iPhone 6 is not simply bigger, it is better in every way. Bigger, but surprisingly thin. More powerful but incredibly efficient. It has a smooth metal surface that seamlessly integrates to the most advanced multi-touch screen and a sleek design where hardware and software work together. It is a new generation of iPhone, superior in every measure sense”
It is good to remember that any “new” characteristic published in non-official websites should not to be believed, as the most recent case on false information which indicated that the operating system had integrated a “Wave” ability to fully charge the battery of the phone by being exposed to any microwaves making a multitude of users, that wanted to test this feature, burn their new phones.
It is certainly a phone that many wish to have and hopefully when it goes on sale in Mexico (there is still no exact launch date) the price will not be too high in order to check the special features of this Smartphone.
This month’s recommendations
By Cecilia Ramos
This month I was assigned the recommendations section, so I decided to recommend a book but the question was, which one? I selected “Infinity in the Palm of The Hand” from the Nicaraguan writer Giaconda Belli. The narration is fluid; her poetry springs naturally while being necessary and inherent to the story.
The novel is structured in two parts: the first part “Male and female he created them” in this section the author speaks of the creation of man and woman, banishment from paradise, survival in a harsh world. While the second part is named “Be fruitful and multiply” and tells us of Adam and Eve’s offspring this section includes passion, jealousy, crime, lack of forgiveness, divine punishment and exile. The end of a dream and the beginning of creation.
The novel begins with the creation of Adam as he awakens to life “And it was. Suddenly. From not being to being aware of what he was” life is consciousness. The consciousness of oneself and everything around us which differentiates us from the animal kingdom. Then when Adam explores his surroundings and not being able to touch and fin a craft his hands. He needed nothing and nothing seemed to need him. He thought happiness was long and a little exhausting; he began to feel lonely. When Eve was born from Adam’s side, the experience of a unique childbirth that rose Eve to a mythical figure “he would later remember his body opening, the cut severing his self and extracting the intimate creature that until then lived inside him. The serpent says to Eve, “Elokim kept you in one of his ribs; not in his head, lest you discovered pride, nor in his heart so you would not feel the desire for power.” This statement makes you wonder does the pride and the desire for power are typically masculine? This and other dilemmas that arise throughout the narrative, the author manages to glide gracefully and elude them and not give a definitive answer to these questions.
The crucial act of the novel is the bite of the forbidden fruit, is presented with its complexity and notices Eve in her dilemma to taste or not the fruit of knowledge, Eve one day saw in a stream, images of men and women as they multiply, signs, fluid and vivid images “The story has been told. She’d seen it. That was what she’d start if she ate the fruit. Elokim wanted her to decide whether or not everything she saw will exist. He did not want to be responsible. He wanted her to assume responsibility”
Another interesting aspect of the story is the vision of an indifferent Elokim (God / creator / judge), selfish and sometimes benevolent and cruel at the same time. A god who created universes out of boredom and then leave them forgotten. He is mentioned as a male figure who sometimes acts impulsively, shows anger, vain and eager to show his power: “When in anger he does things that he then forgets. Hopefully, when they are recalled by him, he repents and corrects them … If Elokim had not wanted them to eat the fruit, would not have given them freedom. Who dared to challenge him, however, this hurts his pride “
I hope you liked the review and were especially intrigued to read this beautiful novel. I assure you will not regret it.