Originally Posted by uncertain
I don't follow Gizmodo much, but reading all these posts, I am wondering why all the hating on them? I thought they just write articles about tech news. What's all the vitriol about?
Because something 'bad' happened to Apple. You have to remember this is AI, most are posters can't say anything critically of Apple or their products. If you do, you're branded a troll or something.
If this happed to Microsoft, Google, Palm, HTC, etc. nothing would be really said from AI, except probably a bunch of negative comments about said company, especially if they threw down a S&D like Apple has.
I say TS to Apple, welcome to the big world, one of your people lost their phone, and it's now on the internets. And it probably wouldn't even be that big of a deal, but given all the hype over everything Apple does, it's to be expected.
And I think some of these 4g rumors are well-crafted plants from Apple itself. People are going to buy the new iPhone regardless, it just makes people talk about it more, maybe adding some last minute feedback to Cupertino.
(although Giz is no angel either. A few years ago, they were at some tech show, and thought it was funny to shut off some presentation TV's during several company talks, using some remote IR devices, leading to much confusion and embarrassment to the presenters. Not very cool IMO)