Headline after headline the past few days have pointed toward Apple’s lackluster ho hum iPhone 11 event as if it was a disaster for the company. So-called technology gurus, bearers of real Fake News, are ignorant.
Or, worse, they are malicious liars and purveyors of illegitimate opinions and perspectives if the 21st-century yellow journalism brand. Ignore them. What they say has little value.
There is yet another group of yellow journalism to avoid; the anti-Appleholiic screed writers who hate nearly anything and everything Apple does while promoting brands that few people buy. Apple is accused of following trends. Since when does Apple create the trend. iPod, iTunes Store, iPhone, App Store, iPad, et al, each were products that set the trends of the day, but did not create the trends; other products were launched long before Apple set the industry straight.
Here’s a good one.
Charting Apple’s slow-motion decline from insanely great to over-priced also-ran
The implication here is that Apple’s products once were considered insanely great, but now the company’s products are just over-priced.
Let’s look at some real history and focus on, oh, I don’t know. How about the iPhone?
Was iPhone insanely great when it launched in 2007? It was to customers, but the lame-stream media, competitors, and anti-Apple screed hatchers hated it, mocked it, derided iPhone at every turn.
Apple, of course, knew better. So did Google, apparently, as the Android team stopped everything they created to that date, then copied iPhone ad nauseam.
OK, how about Apple’s products as also-ran products?
Name a Samsung Galaxy-whatever that can capture four live video cameras at the same time? Nope. How about Google Pixel? Nope. A friend laughed at iPhone’s new Night Mode and pointed out that Google introduced the same thing last year. I pointed out that Google should thank Apple now that the masses have an opportunity to use Night Mode. The few million Pixel customers should be itching to switch about now.
OK, how about over-priced?
Since when has anything made by Apple been the industry price leader? When? iPod? Nope. Mac? Uh uh. iPhone, iPad, Watch, AirPods? Nope down to uh uh again. That’s not how Apple works.
What many techno-gurus forget is that Apple is a hardware company that controls most of the entire stack of technology (not all, of course, but getting there) in each gadget. That means they work better for customers and it’s been that way since insanely great.
Anti-Appleholic David Gewirtz:
My buddy Jason Perlow points out that you can get a quality budget Android phone for as low as $249.
No. You. Cannot.
Ignore such considerations because they are not true; at best they are distortions of reality. iPhone 11’s display, camera, software, hardware, battery life, and experience are far greater than a $249 Android Anything.
I like my iPhone and, as Jason points out, next year I’ll probably have to update my vintage 6s Plus when it’s no longer supported by iOS.
How good can a techno-guru be with Apple perspectives when he lives with a five-year-old iPhone?
The iPhone 11 fails my explain-to-neighbor test. All you can really say is it’s the newest model, just a little faster with a slightly better camera. Yawn.
Oh, you forgot the mention the much better battery life. And the 50-percent improvement in the camera(s). And the glass. And… well, you get the idea.
Techno-Guru Says Apple Bores Me!
Uh huh. Sure. Do you get paid by the word? By the viewer? By Apple’s competitors?