"it may be quickly replaced by a newer, cooler version”
As opposed to other brands, where new models never come along soon
In fact, that seems to be a major Android curse (with consequences that can include recent hardware never getting software updates, while you’re stuck for a 2-year contract).
As for 4G, shouldn’t CR be thorough and honest about that for ALL brands? 4G is the future... but it’s very limited now (in terms of geography, real-world performance, and battery life). That won’t suddenly change in a couple months.
Some (at least) of CR’s writers have always had an anti-Apple agenda, reflected in their Mac coverage and now their iOS coverage.
CR does studies and surveys reasonably well—I take an interest in their hard data sometimes. Not in their commentary.
Originally Posted by Hands Sandon
Anyone who takes Daniel Eran Dilger (the author of this article) seriously, needs to read more. He's the Sarah Palin, the Rupert Murdoch and the Dan Quayle of AppleInsider.
There is some truth in what you say... yet we can (and should) still judge each instance of what he says on its own merits, and judge CR on their own as well.
Originally Posted by timothyjay2004
For the most part, I still like to look at what CR has to say on cars etc., but I've honestly never cared what they said about electronics.
I find that when I know something about a topic at CR, there are errors. So there are probably errors in the topics I can’t judge, too! For instance, they have long had misinformation about Pentax digital cameras that I’m familiar with.
They should be providing NON-techies with good consumer advice. They really don’t. (Like how they’ve never had a full and honest look at how an everyday non-techie user might choose between Mac and Windows. Their computer reviews tend to let you make that initial decision blind. Not helpful!)