This isn't fanboy rage... I just find this interesting.
Sorry for the swearing, I got it from my mama. It doesn't denote 'rage' for me, I just swear a lot.
- 06-30-2010, 11:53 AM #27
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- 06-30-2010, 01:39 PM #31
Apple is getting criticism for the same reason that athletes like Terrell Owens gets criticism. They draw a lot of attention to themselves, boast about their abilities, and create the perception that they are the best at what they do.
So when they drop a pass in a big time situation in an important game, they get criticized more harshly because they ran their mouth so much in the first place.
People pay attention to Apple's presentations a LOT more, but Apple didn't talk about, acknowledge, or even allude to the competition in their keynote this year, besides saying that they think their product is the best (which is something every single company does, why wouldn't you say that?). Apple's presentations are no more egotistical, and exaggerate no further than any other company, in fact most of the time they do much less exaggerating (short of calling the iPad 'magical').
If a company doesn't believe in their own product why the heck would I buy shares in it?
- 06-30-2010, 03:13 PM #33Apple's presentations are no more egotistical, and exaggerate no further than any other company
I can be a Dallas Cowboys fan and still think that Jerry Jones is full of himself. I can be a Dallas Mavericks fan and still believe the Mark Cuban makes a fool of himself.
Apple puts off an arrogance that I can't say I really see in too many other companies. Some people really like that and that's why they become product loyal to Apple. I just don't like it, but I will still buy the phone the best fits my needs and wants at the moment.
You can believe in your product and still be humble about it. It is possible.
- 06-30-2010, 03:35 PM #34
- 06-30-2010, 03:41 PM #36
The only reason I brought up TO was to make the point that Apple is getting harsh criticism because they hype up their products so much (ie run their mouths like TO).
TO got more criticism when he dropped a pass than when Witten would drop a pass. Why? Because TO runs his mouth more. Why does Apple get more criticism than other companies who also have hardware issues? Because they run their mouths more.
You reap what you sow.
- 06-30-2010, 04:02 PM #37
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- 06-30-2010, 05:40 PM #41
I'm just trying to offer a theory as to why Apple is receiving harsh criticism over the antenna issue. I think when you present yourself as the master of design and build quality, you really have to come through in those areas on your product. I don't think it's jealousy or some grand conspiracy by the other brands and their loyal customers. I just think people (mainly their own loyal customers) expect a lot out of Apple because Apple talks a big game. I still believe there is a different and better way to present your business and it's products, but I don't think Jobbs has it in him.
- 06-30-2010, 08:48 PM #42
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- 06-30-2010, 10:00 PM #44
Like the one guy said, Apple talked trash about how remarkable it was to place the antenna on the outside. It's flawed and they're eating crow right now.
For a company that spends millions on ads, and is very smart marketing, Job's reply is just bizarre. Throw in a bumper Apple, issue a software "fix" and move on. Heck, it might entice more sales.
- 06-30-2010, 10:46 PM #45
Calm down, people.
- 06-30-2010, 10:49 PM #46
- 06-30-2010, 10:56 PM #47
- 06-30-2010, 10:59 PM #48
- 06-30-2010, 11:00 PM #49
People seem to be ignoring whenever I tell them this now happens on my 3GS. It's never happened before, I am completely OCD about tiny things like this, so I would notice if this were happening before. It even happens when I hold it on the LEFT side, just like iPhone 4!
If iOS 4 can create this issue, it can certainly be removed with firmware as well.