There must be something within the human genome which causes contrarian behavior. After a few decades of democracy criss crossing the globe, we see tribalism rearing ugly hydra heads all over the world.
Every year at this time we are treated to a new spectacle of iPhone models, immediately followed by a litany of technology writers who explain all that is wrong with Apple and why everything a new iPhone has we’ve already seen before so move along, nothing to see here.
Yes, haters gonna hate.
Apple has developed a precision method for new product launches. Leaks. Months before a new iPhone we get wild and crazy assed rumors floating from here to the Moon and back. Then, a few weeks before each launch, the crazy rumors dissipate and are replaced by leaks that seem to come from Apple CEO Tim Cook himself.
Then, Apple’s big event spills the beans with nary a surprise, and the haters behave like cockroaches and scurry around to create contrarian articles.
Haters gonna hate.
Google iPhone. One word. iPhone. What you get should not surprise you. A few of the top results will be ads to buy a new iPhone. Duh. Then you’ll see a list of recent articles; some pointing out features and functions, and altogether too many with a list of reasons to hate Apple.
- 5 Reasons Not To Buy iPhone Xs
- iPhone Xs Interest Is Weaker Than Expected
- Apple’s $1,000 iPhones Are Turning It Into A Luxury Brand
- Apple’s New iPhones Have A Nasty, Expensive Surprise
- Apple’s New iPhone Names Are Bad
Not one of those articles provides insightful analysis about the models and how they work or compare to others. Each one is a lesson in how to hate Apple for fun and profit.
Haters gonna hate.
iPhones are too expensive. iPhone names are dumb. iPhones are too expensive to repair. Apple hates women.
Nattering nabobs of negativism from members of the technorati elite politburo indeed.
Here’s the deal. We’ve grown tired of the negativism and elite perspectives on all things Apple that turn out to be made completely false within a few months. Is Apple a luxury brand? Yes, of course. iPhones, iPads, and Macs are what any manufacturer would love to have– affordable luxury products that sell at high price points with the highest gross margins which result in the highest profits– and high customer satisfaction ratings.
If you want something cheaper, go for it. Cheap Samsung models are everywhere. Good luck with that. If you want a very smart smartphone that gets the latest software updates every year for five years and has the highest resale value, then don’t be tricked into reading beyond those crazy-assed headlines because haters gonna hate.
The rest of us are going to enjoy our affordable luxuries.