Under the headline, on Yahoo Finance at the very least, “Apple’s iPhone does well without being the best,” an Associated Press article by Jessica Mintz attempts to take a slew of unnamed devices and pit spec sheet highlights from each of them against Apple’s soon-to-be-replaced iPhone 3GS.
Think about it. If you were interested in doing the most balanced job of reporting, you’d wait a couple of weeks for Apple to release this year’s iPhone. Then, instead of creating a fantasy amalgam of devices, you find the most capable competing device to match up against the iPhone. And you’d consider everything the user experience entails, not just a list of specs. If, however, you were interested in painting iPhone in the worst possible light, then this is the very best time to start smearing. Compare Apple’s year old device to what’s currently on the market and don’t limit it to one new device, of course, pit them all at once against that old iPhone. That way you can find one device with better camera specs, but nothing else better, to beat iPhone there. Check! And you can find another one with a higher screen spec, but fail to mention that the thing barely works otherwise. Check! Etcetera.
Yup, it’s Super Amalgam Nonexistent Device vs. a year old iPhone!
Then just slap on a FUDline and some quotes from random entities (who may or may not have a stake in things; we don’t know, as no information about potential conflicts of interest, if any, are disclosed) that happen to support your biased conceits and off you go merrily into syndication. That this is the only way they can conjure up the perception of besting the iPhone is a testament to how badly Apple has bitch-slapped the so-called “competition.”
Perhaps the Associated Press thinks that their readers are stupid? If not, they sure act like it, if they actually believe that they can pass off this slanted trash as objective reporting.
Full article, no TBYC™ this time, please read it to see how blatant they are about it, here.
MacDailyNews Take: This is akin to taking a 2009 BMW M5 and pitting it against a just-released Ford pickup truck, a brand new Dodge minivan, and a 2010 Honda Accord in order to “prove” that the BMW’s trunk space, seating capacity, and number of cupholders, respectively, have been “exceeded by the competition.” Good luck welding the Ford, Dodge, and Honda together into a single usable vehicle.
MacDailyNews Note: Contact and let them know that if they value their credibility, they’ll cut the bullshit and report the facts for a change.