August 21, 2017
BALTIMORE – Eclipse mania is sweeping across the nation today – including right here at LetsRun.com. A partial solar eclipse was visible today at LetsRun.com’s East Coast offices in Baltimore, MD, and we went outside to take a look at what was going on.
Being afraid to look at the sun directly as we were fearful we’d purchase counterfeit glasses, we decided to record the eclipse on an iPhone. We were shocked to learn that our nearly $1,000 iPhone was unable to show any of the eclipse in either the selfie or regular video mode.
Judge for yourself. The first 1:38 of the video below is shot using the selfie mode and the next 1:13 is shot by pointing the phone directly at the sun. Neither showed any sign of the eclipse.
For thousands of years, eclipses have caught the imagination of humans across the globe with many viewing them as signs of coming death and destruction. In the year 2017, does today’s eclipse mean it’s time to short Apple’s stock? Is that where the coming death and destruction will be?
After today, people may realize they don’t need a near $1,000 phone so they can Instagram their latest meal to the world.
Talk about apple’s failure on our messageboard: MB: Epic iPhone failure: iPhone fails to record solar eclipse – Is it a sign from above it’s time to short AAPL?