Yellow journalism is alive and well in the 21st century and few online rags have done as much to gin up controversy in the past year than Forbes magazine which must gain financially for belittling Apple at every turn.
Maybe that strategy pays off, and maybe not, but it’s nice to see Gordon Kelly cast his aspersions elsewhere for a change. Elsewhere? As in, finally Samsung’s unreleased, unannounced, rumor mill-filled Galaxy S10 has a nasty surprise.
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You gotta love 21st century journalism. It’s a time when absolutely anyone anywhere can write about anything at any time and get away with it (mostly). Here’s an example:
We know exactly why Samsung’s 10th-anniversary Galaxy S10 looks so very exciting. And it’s the lack of any obviously compromise.
First, Samsung hasn’t announced Galaxy S10 yet so whatever details have been leaked so far are leaked to, 1) rain on Apple’s new iPhone parade, or, 2) Samsung is sloppy with secrecy. Oh, and second, that last sentence isn’t even a real sentence.
Forbes didn’t get the scoop on Galaxy S10. That’s not what they do.
[Bloomberg] also revealed there is truth to a nasty rumour which leaked earlier this month: Samsung is toying with removing the Galaxy S10’s headphone jack.
That’s the nasty surprise? How is that nasty? It’s still a rumor. ‘Toying‘ means the feature (or, in this case, lack of a feature) isn’t etched in stone. What else did Bloomberg find out about this surprise?
The jack-less Galaxy S10 is currently at the prototype stage and it is indicative of a wider change that the company “may follow Apple in going completely wireless with its devices”.
Oh, I get it. It’s an idea that may or may not make it to market because Samsung cares so much about their customers. Far more than Apple, right? Apple dumped the headphone jack years ago and somehow or another managed to stay in business, grow revenue and profits.
It’s strange how math works.
Samsung has been one of the last smartphone makers to retain the headphone jack and this stubbornness is loved by fans.
Some math might be worthwhile here, and under some conditions I would settle for anecdotal evidence, but market analysts say Samsung’s premium Galaxy line isn’t selling like it used to sell. What is?
So it goes without saying that removing it would result in a significant outcry.
No. You can say it. Technology writers and critics lampooned Apple for removing the headphone jack. Think courage. Customers? Meh. Who cares?
So, this so-called nasty surprise is a missing headphone jack that is missing in a prototype Samsung Galaxy S10? Apple’s currently selling iPhone models always look bad against next year’s Samsung Galaxy-whatever rumors, right?
Galaxy S10 has been shaping up to be a no-compromise device worthy of the Galaxy range’s 10th-anniversary celebrations. It has triple rear cameras, an ’ultrasonic’ in-display reader, new gradient color schemes, a 5G option and Samsung has not only teased its borderless, notch-less design prowess, the company has bragged about the Galaxy S10
Samsung bragged about something? Who knew? The real nasty surprise here is that insightful and analytical journalism at Forbes appears to be dead.