Why do technology writers write such nonsense? They get paid to write such nonsense. Almost anything negative about Apple products gets more website page hits, and more advertising displayed, than anything written about Windows 10 or Android. So, why not gang up on Apple?
Many such missives about the terrible state of anything Apple start the same way. Jason Perlow:
I like my iOS products, I really do. Do I like them better than my Android products? Hard to say.
Uh huh. Sure you do. When did you last pen a similar missive against Android? Or, Windows?
It used to be a fairly clear-cut kind of thing. I used to be able to say, definitively, that I enjoyed the iOS experience more than the Android experience.
And Jason wrote about it all the time. iPhone Batterygate became an environmental issue despite more Android batteries on planet earth. Then there’s that iPhone X mistake Apple fixed. Maybe you should skip iPhone 8, Jason.
Going back just six months on Jason Perlow articles I found a toxic hell stew of articles seemingly coming from a certified member of the nattering nabobs of negativity, ZDNet chapter.
Insightful analysis? Nope. Feature by feature comparisons of iOS vs. Android problems? Nope. Benefits of marijuana? Check. Technology we hate? Check. Technology we love? Nope. Bad tech support from Amazon? Check. Apple’s iCloud bad? Check. Why Windows must die? Check.
Actually, I liked that one.
Running down the list of Perlow Ministry’s Negativity Factory is like a walk through President Trump’s tweets. There is something for everyone but not much worth reading.
How exactly has iOS 11 become a toxic hellstew? Perlow’s list contains eight items which range from some iPhones with a battery draining problem to the autocorrect problem to various security issues, bug fixes, and the inevitable updates that occur frequently after a new iOS version ships. To get to eight, Perlow had to throw in the Spectre fix and others which only show up in iOS beta releases.
Hey, Jason. How about a comparison of real world bugs and issues between iOS 11 and Android Oreo? Oh, that’s right. About 75-percent of all iPhone and iPad customers use iOS and all you could find were not-quite-eight issues– which in ZDNet-talk constitutes a toxic hellstew– but the more than 2-billion Android device owners who will never get an upgrade to the latest– Oreo, now running on an Android device somewhere… out there… probably… are A-OK?
Everyone is hoping 11.3 will be the “Good” version of iOS 11. But I’ve gone through six public beta releases now and it is as crash-prone and stuttery as ever. At this point, you’d think it would be in the home stretch.
It’s called beta for a reason. In this case, beta means test software. But let’s assume it’s not. You have eight items on your list. Not 112. Not 47. Eight. As in 8. And some of those are not even legitimate issues so you’re really padding your own artificially created stew, right?
Imaginary horrors, indeed.
Yes, I’ve had the new versions of iOS 11 on my iPhone and iPads and I did not experience one– as is NONE– of them. Not one. Oh. Wait. Except the upgrade to 11.2 which was to fix Spectre, but that was not really a problem iPhone users every really truly had now, is it?
Dude, all these OS versions have bugs. If you want to help out readers, try comparing some real world bugs and usability issues instead of a lame attempt to garner extra clicks and eyeballs for your advertisers. The real horror these days is reading the rubbish in so-called technology websites. ZDNet has become more like the Business Insider of technology.