“If you take a step back and consider what has happened in tech over the last several weeks, it’s difficult to deny that there’s a hate campaign, even if exists in some collective subconscious, against Apple,” Rocco Pendola writes for TheStreet.

“iOS is the only smartphone operating system that gained market share in the most recent reporting period. In terms of hardware market share, Apple, without a new phone in approximately a year, still gained ground. Samsung grew just 0.9% points faster than Apple with myriad devices aimed at low-hanging fruit,” Pendola writes. “I’m as concerned about Apple’s long-term future as much as the next guy. I don’t have confidence that Tim Cook can doing anything that even resembles a repeat of Steve Jobs’ magic. But I don’t let this interfere with my ability to interpret and honestly report present reality.

Pendola writes, “There’s no producer of technology who creates more of a buzz, captures more mindshare and, most importantly, generates massive margins and profit on a it will stand the test of time ecosystem than Apple. Not one. This media hysteria we’re seeing results from laziness, unoriginality, group psychology, jealously, a toxic Wall Street environment that few are willing to challenge and spoiled brat syndrome. Apple spoiled us. We assign ourselves Steve Jobs-level genius and then hammer Apple for not showing it to us at every turn.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Not unlike its author, that last sentence has issues, but we’ll let it slide for a moment since the Tim Cook-hater seems to have gotten at least a few things right this time around.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "JES42" for the heads up.]