Strand Consult: iPhone users are delusional

Apple Online Store“Many people I know are frightfully attached to their iPhones. They treat them as if they were a peculiar and exotic lover, one they can hardly believe they have managed to seduce,” Chris Matyszczyk reports for CNET. “The finely calibrated minds at Strand Consult have taken this analysis to a particularly simple conclusion: iPhone users are, the consultants say, really quite nuts.”

“The consultants’ likening of iPhone buyers to kidnapped hostages may raise more than the eyebrows of many an Apple fanboy (fanperson?),” Matyszczyk reports. “‘When we examine the iPhone users’ arguments defending the iPhone, it reminds us of the famous Stockholm Syndrome–a term invented by psychologists after a hostage drama in Stockholm. Here, hostages reacted to the psychological pressure they were experiencing by defending the people that had held them hostage for six days,’ Strand declared.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: John Strand is batshit insane and/or on the take, but at least he reads MacDailyNews.


  1. OMG so then my 16 Cilincers Bugatti Veyron is not as fast as i think? is a delusion?
    And my iMac 27 inches dos not have really 27 inches of screen? it is just a delusion?
    Please please please, don’t tell me that Scarlet Johanson does not have that hot body, please….

    OMG I have to run to a psychiatric clinic, but where is a good one? everything seems so “delusional” now…

  2. Criticisms of the iPhone usually revolve around “way too many people own the iPhone, which is why I can’t get 3G, especially in San Francisco, a tiny ciy on the side of a steep hill…”

    In other words, gibberish..

    I saw a link on Digg the other day saying iPhone vs. Droid was like form vs. function.

    What part of 100,000+ Apps is… form?

    At this point ATT is making money hand over fist, there’s not alot of pressure for them to upgrade their network in the Bay Area (ahem!) but I’m sure they’ve got plans to do so to shut up the Technorati.

  3. then i am guessing by that logic windows users are suffering from the stockholm syndrome too?
    this one man consulting firm spews the biggest steamy load of drivel
    the euro version of enderle/dvorak combined


  4. Paid Microsoft shills. Pure and Simple… minded, that is. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”rolleyes” style=”border:0;” />

    So, it appears that MS is trying to counter the common truth that Windoze users suffer from Stockholm Syndrome.

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