Mac, iPhone, and iPad user Rush Limbaugh today discussed Apple Inc., Tim Cook, and the next-gen iPhone on his radio program that, since its inception on August 1, 1988, is the highest-rated talk radio show in the United States.
The 3-hour Rush Limbaugh Show airs daily on a network of approximately 590 AM and FM affiliate stations. The program is also broadcast worldwide on the U.S. Armed Forces Radio Network. A November 2008 poll by Zogby International found that Rush Limbaugh was the most trusted news personality in the nation.
From the live transcript:
I’m not kidding. I got people e-mailing me, being depressed about the new iPhone. I kid you not. Well, I’ll tell you why. It’s because apparently everything is known about what it’s gonna be, and that’s like taking Santa Claus out of Christmas for people. Apple’s big announcement is on Wednesday, and everybody thinks they know what the phone’s gonna be. It’s gonna be a four-inch screen. It’s gonna have LTE, 4G LTE in it, it’s gonna have whatever, people know it. It’s not a new design. It looks exactly like the current phone, a little thinner. It looks just like the current phone, just a half-inch longer. But no wider. It’s gonna have a bigger screen but nothing on that screen is gonna be bigger. There’s just gonna be more space on the screen and the Apple fanboys are all depressed…
It’s amazing to track this. You know, I’m a Mac fanboy myself. So I track this stuff… It’s amazing to look at the various things people are interested in, and you can find depression everywhere, disappointment. And Apple hadn’t even said anything yet. But everybody’s convinced they know what it’s gonna be, and it’s like Santa Claus. One guy even said that Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, is so boring they better get a celebrity out there to conduct the big show on Wednesday or nobody’s gonna watch it.
Full transcript here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]
Rush is wrong about so many things. Why would anyone care what he thinks about the next iPhone??
It sounded to me that he was relating not what HE thinks, but what his listeners and people commenting on blogs think.
Rush’s listeners are wrong about so many things. Why would anyone care what they think about the next iPhone??
Rush’s detractors are wrong about so many things, why would anyone care about what they think…
Detractors of Bimbaugh detractors are wrong about so many things, why would anyone HAHAHAHAHA! Sorry, couldn’t finish participation in caring about Bimbaugh ditto head babbling. I just don’t care.
It is not wrong to note that he took a LOT of illegal viagra with a private plane full of dudes to the child sex capital of the Americas. He is a despicable human being, a moral vacuum. What wife is he on 3 or 5?
He sure leads his flock well though, a couple million unthinking, parroting lemmings.
He uses iphone just like other apple fans. Now every other red neck is using iphone. 😉
So YOU are denigrating someone else’s ethnicity/background–
BTW, it’s “redneck”, not “red neck”. What’s the matter, is Google not paying enough to hire smart people these days?
@Karen umm, “redneck” is an ethnicity?
Would you care to list the things that you have personally heard Rush to get wrong – not what you have heard others spew about him.
Thanks – I’m waiting.
Rush is obviously right about this—it’s what some people right here have been saying.
Rush has, again, put his finger on what comprises an Apple fan: a person motivated by exquisite surprise, like a kid.
Good news! Your wait is over. http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1895
Google “limbaugh errors” and actually read the links. You’d be hard pressed to disagree. I hope.
“Jeff Cohen founded FAIR in 1986. He served as the group’s executive director for a number of years, and later on its board of directors. Upon taking a full time job with MSNBC in May 2002, Cohen stepped down from FAIR’s board.”
So some guy who qualifies to get a job working with the rest of the fact less windbags at MSNBC is gonna present FAIRness reporting on Rush? Nice try Sherlock and thanks for the great laugh!
I am not saying that Rush never makes a mistake, he has admitted to some on his program on the air, but using MSNBC as a source? You might as well quote Bagdad Bob.
All credibility lost.
Rush is a media windbag. There are also media windbags on the left. Rush is just the king. And, if you disagree with this, then you have more time to wastes than brains to think. Sorry, it’s true.
tbone, you response is typical liberal name calling. You really don’t have room to talk unless you actually listen to the show for a while. Don’t just jump blindly into the haters club. Don’t let yourself be defined by anger.
For years I listened to this windbag. Had no choice, co workers played it right next to me. This is what I observed: Rush is a race-baiting, misogynistic, hateful man. He talks in blustering circles, he champions a rapid ideology not grounded in facts, and is a science denier.
Add in his multiple wives, trips to child sex tourism locations, drug abuse and Richie rich bootlicking and you are not left with much to be proud of, certainly not very conservative in real life. He even has you lemmings snowed, he has admitted on occasion that he doesn’t even believe all the crap he says, he claims to be an entertainer, as if dividing Americans was entertaining, something to be proud of..
I do find it interesting how “enlightened” his follows purport to be. It reminds me of the Heavens Gate followers. Now if only the flock would complete the mission.
Oh Jean, Rush only gets everything wrong.
You are everything that is wrong, you commie!
This is hilarious. The worst insult you can throw at someone is “commie”?
a few months ago this blow hard was convinced that the ‘liberal dems’ had hacked into Siri on his iPhone and were broadcasting propaganda to him. He’s been wrong about everything from the war in Iraq to over-fishing the oceans. The better question would be ‘what has he been right about?’
Too many to list – I ride in my truck a lot, listen to radio, surfed Rushes show for years. He was wrong about Iraq war 2 – in a big way( Rush was a big fan of the attack and thought it would be a low cost short term affair. He was wrong about GW Bush ( he thought that Bush would usher in an economic boom.) Of course as time goes by he qualifies all his statements and backtracks . The trick is to get an extremely old Rush program and listen to the ACTUAL comments . Not his spin on them 3 years later. Have a nice day ditto head.
And he was right about Iraq, the wave of democracy in the Middle East is a result of the democracy in Iraq.
Bush economics was fine.. It was Bill Clinton who destroyed the world financial system with his social experiment.
At President Clinton’s direction, no fewer than 10 federal agencies issued a chilling ultimatum to banks and mortgage lenders to ease credit for lower-income minorities or face investigations for lending discrimination and suffer the related adverse publicity. They also were threatened with denial of access to the all-important secondary mortgage market and stiff fines, along with other penalties.
The threat was codified in a 20-page “Policy Statement on Discrimination in Lending” and entered into the Federal Register on April 15, 1994, by the Interagency Task Force on Fair Lending. Clinton set up the little-known body to coordinate an unprecedented crackdown on alleged bank redlining.
The edict — completely overlooked by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and the mainstream media — was signed by then-HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, Attorney General Janet Reno, Comptroller of the Currency Eugene Ludwig and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, along with the heads of six other financial regulatory agencies.
“The agencies will not tolerate lending discrimination in any form,” the document warned financial institutions.
So this is where it all started. In 1994. When the government pressured lenders to qualify the unqualified. To put people into houses they couldn’t afford. Or else.
That Kool-Aid will rot your teeth. Oh, and nice copy’n’paste job.
Facts are inconvenient to a liberal. Easier to ignore them and pretend they never happened.
Rush, the gay fatso is so wrong about so many things. Why would anyone care what he/she think about the next iPhone??
Oh, I don’t know, maybe because he gets to hear the complaining directly from millions of people? Regardless of whether you like his politics, the guy has an inside view into the public’s reactions.
Well, one segment of the public at least.
I already knew it. 😉 Next iphone is gonna be boring with almost same design.
You are right, Highest rated talk radio show with “Red-necks”.
You, Pat, Chris, Edward are the idiot probably emailing Limbaugh so often.
Go back to India, Sanjay, you CNN troll, you !!
He’s speaking for others, who may not agree with the point he is making.
True dat. What makes rush a tech guru.
So many things wrong about Rush. Is why would anyone care what he thinks about the next iPhone.
A taller screen = Apple’s worst iPhone yet.
You might want to register that name. You will get a lot of milage out of it for the next 8 1/2 years.
It’s classic, people complaining BEFORE the product is announced. Complaining that there’s no surprise, complaining that the changes aren’t going to be big enough, complaining that Tim Cook is too boring…. well, I agree with the last one.
Can someone at Apple convince them to get Jony or Scott to do the presenting?
I just don’t get it. Pundits and bloggers and commenters decrying the inadequacy of something that DOESN’T EVEN EXIST? How is this even allowed on this pathetic excuse for a planet? I’m out of here.
He is the only one who got depressed
All the apple fanboys I know will get the iPhone whatever it is or it’s going to be and they are not depressed about it.
I think you need to read the story. Rush isn’t depressed. He said that people are telling him THEY are depressed, and most aren’t depressed about the phone, they are depressed that so much has leaked that there’s no surprise left.
Finally. Someone who can actually read.
That was my interpretation as well. And I have a similar reaction as an 4S owner (i.e., ‘meh’) after reading the pundit’s predictions over the 5.
Normally, I’d read these estimates with a grain of salt, thinking that Apple would keep one major card close to their vest and surprise everyone. But the pundits/rumor mongers have been pretty spot on lately.
Will the new iOS and hardware/bandwidth cut down on some of the lag Siri now has in answering queries? And will they immediately have adapters for all of the legacy docking peripherals? That’s what I’m curious to hear about tomorrow.
Ha ha ha… Its probably true, except it won’t be the real Apple fanboys who are upset – just the fashionistas from the “iWant” generation who HAVE to have the latest toy…
I would rather listen to Apple than a bunch of whine*ss manorexics that will never be satisfied.
* All is rumored until Apple speaks the facts, Jacks 🙂
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uBuy AAPL ?
By March 2013, apple shares will drop to $300, or maybe $250.
I’m just telling you what I know.
Gosh it must be wonderful to know so much about the future. But there is one thing for certain, a person needs to take profits when they can. Profits on paper can disappear in an instant. Only a fool or an inexperienced investor holds on without taking profits. It’s just investing 101. You can’t spend it if you don’t have it. You don’t have it if you haven’t taken profits. You don’t have profits if it’s all on paper. I have seen so many people make this mistake over many many years. But you can’t tell them anything. They know better because their stock has run up and they think it will run up forever. That doesn’t happen. It has never happened. It will never happen. You can stay invested long-term with one company if you wish but you have to pull profits out occasionally. It’s just common sense. Apple goes up. Apple goes down. If you sell some or all when Apple is very high guess what you can do with that money if you wait a while until Apple goes down? That’s right, you can invest in Apple! It’s not daytrading. It’s not market timing. It’s just common sense. Rule number one, never fall in love with a stock. Even a company that you are smitten with.
100% disagree! Can’t wait till Wednesday comes.
Exactly I don’t understand what anyone is depressed about? I’m as excited as hell about it. Really? You expect Apple to do a yearly phone earth shattering paradigm shift equivalent to the first iPhone’s introduction? Really? You think 4G, a bigger screen, iOS 6, Apple Maps, Passbook, Ver. 1 Siri just aren’t enough? Really? Nothing less than a Transporter, Replicator, IDT: Inter-Dimensional Travel, Time Travel & Warp Drive features will satisfy you? Really? REALLY? Get a life.
Not every year, nor paradigm-changing, but remember there was disappointment right after the 4S was announced, even on MDN. That of course was quickly overshadowed by Steve Jobs’ death the very next day.
And to pre-empt the obvious comeback to that: don’t think “record sales” is some kind of proof that the 4S was a great update instead of merely good. Samsung Android sales/shipments is proof enough that isn’t necessarily the case.
“4G, bigger screen” etc… No, frankly they’re not enough. They’re incremental and expected–and in some cases, already in competitor phones. There needs to be *some* surprise feature or spec in the new iPhone. If the rumour mill got it all, then part of the thrill of following Apple is dampened.
Transporter? Replicator? Come on, no need to get all hyperbolic–even the 4S had Siri as a surprise feature.
I won’t be upgrading my 4S (company phone), but do hope to see something unexpected on Wednesday.
It will take very many more of these “boring” shows before people begin to tune out. Apple has NOT announced anything yet, and everything we’ve seen or heard so far were only rumours. I have no doubt that there will tons of people watching, following tweets and expecting in anticipation what is actually going to be announced (as opposed to what has been rumoured).
To me it appeared that Apple was on warp drive right up to and including the iPhone 4. Then they switched off the warp drive and used jet propulsors on the iPhone 4S.
If the mockups are to be believed, Apple turned off jet propulsion for the iPhone 5 and has gotten on to a bicycle for its development path. Two and a half years of…nothingness…apart from a taller screen?
Man…am I disappointed….
Clearly, you have no idea how Apple designs and produces its products.
I’m shocked, shocked you are here spreading your special brand of gloom and doom.
Beyond the ridiculousness of that statement, what do people expect Apple to do? Introduce an iPhone which is no more than a rolled-up screen? Produce iPhone contact lenses so you don’t even need your hands? Release the iBrain, the iPhone that interfaces directly with your brain so it’s the fastest phone yet?
Get real, people. The iPhone was a quantum leap forward in communication/computer technology. That can’t happen every 1-2 years.
Guess we’re all just stuck living with our old, common, nothing-so-special iPhone 4Ses or 5s for a couple more years. Life’s pretty tough.
Yeah, talk about your 1st world problems.
Seems to me phones didn’t change much for the first 115 years and now people want major change every 115 days. Grow up. Yeah first world babies all right. Go out and tackle some real problems and issues than how fast your tech changes for you
I had heard that Steve Jobs was personally vested in iPhone5’s development (not the 4S) before he passed. That, to me, seems something to be very excited about!
Apple does not make product for the whims of people without taste.
Remind me again of your great taste in farts.
I couldn’t give a rat what this fetid piece of human filth has to say about anything. He promised that he would move to Costa Rica if health care was passed into law (maybe to enjoy Costa Rica’s single-payer system or maybe to find more teenagers), but he’s still here. I wish he would go, already.
Such a ‘tolerant’ liberal you are. Typical, you like diversity in everything but political thought. Anyone who disagrees with you is a fetid piece of human filth. Get off your high horse.
In case you missed it, he was commenting on the epitome of intolerance of political thought. I guess it went over your head.
He was commenting in an intolerant way. Thanks for taking the bait though. Highlighting comments from Limbaugh help you hit the site again and again, bringing in that revenue, AND insuring that we will read more from Rush…. But– back to Apple: All design change is not good. If iPhone sales tank, then I’m guessing the designers will go back to the drawing board. I’m not sure change only for the sake of change makes a product better. I like the look of the wider screen phones but I don’t like holding them. Let the marketplace decide. 🙂
No, I come to MDN to read Mac related articles. I die a bit when a self professed humorist is believed to be a trusted news source.
El Rushbo feeling the pulse of the nation.
Ohbummer standing on the pulse of the nation.
Of course Apple fans are depressed; if the leaks prove true then they’ll have to deal with the fact that the incremental upgrade to the iPhone is two years behind every other phone maker on the planet. I hope for them that Apple has some big secret that has NOT gotten out yet that will impress us all. We will see.
And just how is it two years behind? Others are throwing flaky beta crap out there in their panic to stay ahead of Apple. I’ll wait for Apple to get it right. I suspect there will be “one more thing” announced on the 12th. God I miss Steve Jobs.
Bimbaugh again pretending to represent reality. 😛
It’s true… even douche bags are allowed their own opinion… God Bless America…
You’re certainly evidence of that.
Rush a douche? no, it’s idiots like botvinnik who listen to Limpbaugh who are the true douches
No it’s morons like jim who are the certified, approved, unregulated, confirmed, trained lifelong true douches. A Douch First Class of the Realm. (Let’s hope his genes die out living in his Mom & Dad’s basement.)
I don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh anymore than I’d listen to you, Jim.
I bet you could pass as his doppelgänger though… Inside and out….
How do you type the vowel with the umlaut…I’m too lazy to ask Siri to look it up…
If you are on an iPhone or iOS device hold down a letter and other variations will pop up.
well, you’re wrong yet again, Jim…that’s something you’re getting pretty good at.