So, when I run across a ridiculous click bait headline that deserves to bashed, well, I bash it. Few websites deserve as much bashing as Business Insider, so, well, why not? Just for grins, let’s bash.
Few technology gadget makers come under the same scrutiny that Apple endures. Why? It’s the customer base’s fault. Apple has too many customers. Fewer customers means nobody cares and nobody pays attention and that would result in fewer stupid headlines.
Apple had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week
No, it did not. Apple sold more iPhones last week than Google will sell Pixel 3 and Pixel XL models for the entire year. Two weeks ago Apple introduced new hardware. Last week it introduced a number of subscription-based content products.
Apple’s big event went off without a hitch. Hollywood A-listers like Steven Spielberg and Reese Witherspoon unveiled their exclusive new shows for Apple’s TV Plus service, and CEO Tim Cook spent quality time with Oprah Winfrey during and after the event.
They’re in a billion pockets, Y’all!
What changed to make the week horrible? What happened to turn it into something terrible? How was it a very bad week? What was the no good?
All the answers are in the headline. Look closely. There isn’t anything to find, which can only mean the headline was click bait, and not reflective of anything of substance that rained down on Cupertino last week.
Monday – stars flooded the stage, Tim Cook smiled and hugged Oprah; all is good with the world of Apple.
Tuesday – the new Apple News app crashed for some customers (never happened to me at all). Oh, there was that patent fight with Qualcomm. Customers Do. Not. Care.
Wednesday – Apple apologized for the Mac notebook’s butterfly keyboard problem. 35,000 of Apple’s 70-million Mac notebook users signed a petition.
Thursday – Nothing happened. It was Apple’s day off.
Friday – So much happened on Friday that it would be difficult to summarize.
- Someone leaked schematics of what might maybe could be 2019’s new iPhone with a three-lens camera.
- Gerard Williams III decided to take his Apple money and run. He ran an important chunk of Apple’s in-house chip design group.
- Apple cancelled the AirPower wireless charging product.
Anything else? Nope.
I get the need to have a catchy headline; even on a slow news day. Last week was not a slow news week for Apple but since the stock keeps climbing I’m not going to jump on that headline gravy train.
Apple did not have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week last week.
It was business as usual in Cupertino.