“There’s been rash of press recently suggesting Apple is weathering a growing consumer recoil following claims about poor quality control, anti-iTunes legislation and allegations about Chinese sweatshops,” Leander Kahney writes for Wired.
“‘Are we falling out of love with iPod?’ asks the Daily Telegraph. The BBC queries, ‘Is Apple Feeling The Heat?”‘ And The Scotsman reports, ‘Apple faces the music as public discord with iPod grows,'” Kahney reports.
“‘… two years after Britain fell in love with the iPod there are signs that the pocket-sized box that transformed the way millions listen to music is beginning to lose its shine,’ claims The Scotsman,” Kahney reports.
Kahney reports, “But, in fact, there’s no consumer backlash at all. Apple’s firing on all cylinders, and is selling more Macs and iPods than ever… The ‘backlash’ is entirely limited to newsrooms and journalists on the hunt for a story about one of most influential companies in technology… Apple has long punched above its weight in terms of the media attention it attracts — it’s just now it’s attracting the wrong kind.”
Full article here.
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