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Thursday, 06 October 2011 12:46

Press less enthusiastic over Apple

Written by Nick Farell

Now that Jobs is gone
They have not buried Steve Jobs yet, but the Tame Apple press appears to have turned on its favourite company. While the press is full of tributes to Jobs which are just bizarre - he did not invent the mouse, the PC, the tablet or the smartphone - the Tame  Apple Press is being less than nice about Apple's future without its Messiah.

According to Reuters, death of Apple's "inspirational leader" is likely to have a deep impact on the maker of the iPod, iPhone and iPad, giving major rivals a greater chance to catch up with the technology giant. Reuters claims that Steve Jobs' creative spirit was so closely tied to  the fortunes of Apple that his death means everything is going to drop down the loo.

Kim Young-chan, an analyst at Shinhan Investment in Seoul said that it was "Jobs' Apple, not Apple's Jobs." Simon Liu, deputy investment officer of Polaris Group's fund unit said that Apple no longer has someone as creative and ambitious as Jobs that they can rely on.

We noticed that there was a change amongst the Tame Apple Press when, for the first time, it reported accurately that the iPhone 4S was the same as the iPhone 4 and a waste of dosh. There were some acceptions.

The New York Times loyally waded into the doubters as did Cnet, but the Wall Street Journal was, for the first time negative. Reuters, which normally would be wetting itself about how well a new iPhone was doing admitted that the iPhone 4S failed to wow fans and investors and some analysts said the rare loss of momentum could give rivals room to push their products.

Last modified on Thursday, 06 October 2011 16:28

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+1 #1 Kryojenix 2011-10-06 13:44
"acceptions"? really?
-2 #2 gsacks 2011-10-06 16:16
I was very interested to see how Fudzilla would handle Steve Jobs passing. The first couple of articles are basically respectful with a few details about his legacy probably culled from the major news sites that got their stories up quicker. But here already, you can see that the staff can't hold back. They are already going negative. Just wondering how far they will go.
+5 #3 nele 2011-10-06 16:27
Well actually this is a critique of the press and its coverage of the new iPhone, not Jobs.

Let's be honest, the 4S was overhyped and it failed to deliver. It has nothing to do with Jobs or his untimely death.
+4 #4 Regenweald 2011-10-06 16:30
What Nick is saying still holds some truth, the press doesn't like the new iphone because Steve Jobs didn't tell them to. The industry has lost an icon AND an innovator, but that doesn't change to fact that apple products are STILL overpriced and underperforming pieces of shiney.
+3 #5 Squall_Leonhart 2011-10-06 16:33
who gives a shit about this turtleneck wearing bastard of a narcissist
0 #6 thematrix606 2011-10-06 17:49
He's been gone for months (at least 3), so again just speculational and subjective news, excellente Nick, you're the best at those!
+2 #7 pogsnet 2011-10-06 17:59
Hey Nick, Steve wants you to attend his burial.
+4 #8 GrumpyOldMan 2011-10-06 18:25

Jim Jones was before Jobs.

Jobs handed out the Kool-aid better, nothing more___________ .

0 #9 trajan2448 2011-10-06 21:12
Apple is doing fine. They have 75 billion in cash, no debt, great R and D, unbelievable customer loyalty, and a host of new products coming in the next year which will make their fans very happy. You can't please everyone.
+3 #10 FlOw 2011-10-07 04:41
It's simple, the reality distortion field is wearing off.

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