This is getting to be a pattern in my view. It goes all the way back to the original iPhone. Recently, I've seen several articles with the same "don't upgrade until you read this!" headline regarding the iPhone 5. One article predicted that Apple faces a much more challenging environment than it did two years ago with iPhone 4. Then there were these "analyst" comments:
Oh, and this: iPhone 5 faces marketshare challenges.
But this is nothing new. The first iPhone was slammed for its lack of 3G and lack of third party apps. Then they slammed the 3G for not really being "twice as fast." Then the iPhone 3GS wasn't enough of an upgrade. Then the iPhone 4 had antenna gate. Then the 4S wasn't enough of an upgrade (after all, it had the form factor and wasn't called "iPhone 5!"). Oh, and the Beta version of Siri didn't work. Now we have the iPhone 5...and it's already "behind" the curve. Meanwhile, every single one of the above devices has sold in record numbers, earning Apple record profits and driving it to be the biggest company in the world, by market cap.
What I can't understand is that after 5 years, the "analysts" and "experts" (and other smartphone makers for that matter) still cannot comprehend that the iPhone, iPod and other Apple products are more than the sum of their parts. The media will be ho-hum about the new iPhone...again. And Apple will sell millions and millions...again.