Based on your response, you didnt get the meaning of dispassionate. The link in the article was to show that people werent impressed by the OS and the phones. It was equating dispassionate with lack of enthusiasm and negative response. The real meaning of dispassionate makes no sense in the context of the quote, unless the author was trying to say that the original reviews were objective and free from bias (in which case, why bother to say it at all?). Instead he was rather obviously trying to show that the initial reviews were negative or unimpressed, a very different proposition.
If you read and think about what you quoted, youll find that what I said was actually right. I know what the word means. A dispassionate review is one that objectively considers the issue and provides a conclusion based on the facts. A dispassionate review of the iPhone would list both its strong and its weak points and try to find an unbiased conclusion (which could be that it is the best phone on the planet right now). If anything, it is the opposite of fanboy boosterism.
I find it funny that you looked the word up in the dictionary to confirm what I already knew it meant and, if youd actually thought about it for a few minutes, you would have realized that...