iPhone 5 spurs torrent of #FML posts

LORENZO FRANCESCHI-BICCHIERAI
Last updated 15:27 12/10/2012

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This post was originally published on Mashable.

The launch of the iPhone 5 was certainly one of the most hyped and anticipated ones in tech history. And with rising expectations, it's hard to make everybody happy. In fact, it's very easy to disappoint.

That's probably why in September, on the website fmylife.com, the iPhone 5 was the number one trending topic associated with the hashtag #FML, normally used by netizens to vent their frustrations. In fact, last month, more than 10,000 stories were posted with the hashtags #iPhone5 and #FML.

The website compiles short everyday anecdotes from people who complain about their lives online, using the hashtag #FML. Everyone can submit their story to the website, but not everyone gets published on the homepage. Only the best grumbles, as voted on by the users, are highlighted.

Potential iPhone customers had a wide range of complaints. Some were about specific features, mostly the controversial new connector. "New #iPhone5 leaks confirm a new dock connector. Will need to buy a new clock radio if I upgrade. #FML," read one. "Dammit #iPhone5 how am I going to connect you to my car system since you have a different plug. #FML," said another. 

Others were upset about their lack - or abundance - of patience. "#Iphone5 launches just 6 weeks after I get my 4s. #FML," said one. The opposite feeling was felt by an overly patient Apple fan. "I've been waiting 6 months to upgrade to the #iPhone5! No cool new features, #FML."

Mashable is the largest independent news source covering digital culture, social media and technology.

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