Everyone is a whore to someone else, or in the words of Bob Dylan: "you're gonna have to serve somebody." The important thing is to use protection so you don't catch something from the Samsung articles.
He is a self serving d-bag with a valid point. The iOS interface is dated. I still have hope Apple has been working on something for the past few years and will surprise us this year. Letting another year goes by with a largely static iOS would be very damaging.
This is old technology. New speakers will be integrated with Apple's omni-cell technology, combining touch, haptic, display and sound into a single cloth like layer worn as an iCloak. In camouflage mode, it makes you invisible like that short fellow in Lord of the Rings.
Air gestures is interesting. Apart from that it looks like a decent incremental upgrade in the large screen phone category mixed with some software gimmickry and marketing speak. Certainly it will make the number conscious feel superior, "It has 8 cores!"
That's reasonable, but they will still have to close earlier. If the government fines them 65,000 euros for an employee is still on the premises at 9:01 then closing at 9:00 won't work. They will have to allow at least half an hour to shoo the employees out to avoid the fine.
For a one post troll, this is surprisingly to the point. It is time for Apple to do more than tweak existing products and accumulating cash, and PLEASE, stop fumbling the roll out of those tweaks. I don't expect a new product every year, every other year or even every three years, but the time is ripe for something new.