Originally Posted by tdws
It can't hurt to know the facts about the device. One of the chief appeals of the iPad to me anyway is that it doesn't get hot like a laptop. It's not "silly." If you don't like the information, don't read it.
You're not understanding my point about absolute power. I was referring to power in the marketplace. I think Apple is great, but constantly cheerleading everything it does and railing against any criticism is not going to help the organization. The number one problem Apple faces going forward is getting too full of itself. And regardless it doesn't matter -- consumers want information and they will get it. CR is an awesome organization that does a great job. If that doesn't jive with Apple Marketing, so be it.
Yeah, but see, I think this is all nonsense. If you haven't noticed, Apple comes into a great deal of criticism, about pretty much every choice it makes, all the time. The idea that "the number one problem Apple faces going forward is getting too full of itself", and that therefore any criticism, no matter how spurious, is a needed corrective, is daft.
The number one problem Apple faces going forward is to continue to engineer highly desirable products. To the extend that they make mistakes (which they have been doing all along, if you haven't noticed) they need to be corrected.
Breathless breaking news investigative reports on something as transient as the usual spate of complaints that great each and every Apple product release isn't going to keep Apple honest, and it isn't going to give me any useful information. If iPads start combusting in any significant numbers, or if we see a pattern of premature failure, or if people start getting corrupted data off their iCloud feeds, then yes, by all means, I want to know about that. "iPad gets warmer but not uncomfortably so when running the GPU full out"? That's not a news story, it's click bait.
And I have to say I'm getting fucking sick of the logical fallacy of "if it reflects poorly on Apple it must be brave truth in the face of fan boys and the relentless Apple machine." It's lazy thinking. And it's "jibe", not "Jive."