Thurrott’s Top Tech Company of 2010: Apple Inc.

“If you’re looking for evidence that the former Apple Computer has a hold on the American public, consider this: Many of the company’s biggest products this year were lackluster at best, and yet all were stunning success stories,” Paul Thurrott opines for Windows IT Pro. “The company’s iPhone 4 suffers from an amazing rash of hardware problems that the company refuses to even acknowledge, but it’s the best-selling smartphone of the year.”

MacDailyNews Take: Lie. All cellphones attenuate. The proof is all over YouTube.

Thurrott continues, “The iPad is simply an iPod touch stretched out to four times the original size, and Apple has managed to turn it into a new tech product category”

MacDailyNews Take: Lie. Anyone who’s actually used an iPad knows better.

Thurrott continues, “The Apple TV, once considered a hobby by the company’s executives, was replaced by a far less capable version and went on to sell 1 million units in a matter of months.”

MacDailyNews Take: Lie. The new Apple TV offers more capabilities than the previous version.

Thurrott continues, “And only Apple could release a $1,000 netbook computer, the MacBook Air, and create a smash sensation.”

MacDailyNews Take: Lie. The MacBook Air is much, much more than a netbook and all objective reviews (see below) say so implicitly if not explicitly.

Thurrott continues, “There’s more, but you get the idea.”

MacDailyNews Take: Yes, we certainly do.

Full article, Think before You Click™, here.

MacDailyNews Take: Four outright lies in the very first paragraph is a new record. It would seem that betting on the wrong company and buying up a bunch of Windows-themed domain names is a surefire recipe for creating a vindictive, desperate asshole.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “krquet” for the heads up.]


  1. Thurrott is probably the only blogger who remembers “antennagate.” Everyone else is too embarrassed that they made such a huge deal over nothing, and would rather forget about it.

  2. In regards to the MDN take… kudos

    I especially appreciate the “Think before you click” statement. No one needs to give this hit whore what he wants (clicks on his site)

    Reducing himself to his talent of lying, he gives his viewership nothing. He should make fantasy books not serious tech discussion because you can’t trust anything he says. And to show discourse over him by giving a response to it is giving him what he wants… that click. Think before you click his website… that’s how he gets paid.

  3. On AppleTV 2… it did loose an important feature, the ability to browse and purchase from iTunes! The rental feature is OK, but it makes iTunes look anemic when compared to NetFlix on the same box…

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