Originally Posted by macslut
New iPhone is announced.
Haters gonna to hate.
Pre-orders sold out.
Haters claim only a small number of units were available.
Customers camp out for days and lines go around the block.
Haters claim Apple is paying people to camp and restricting supply.
Apple announces all-time record for sales for any consumer electronic product.
Haters claim it's all due to Apple marketing.
Apple announces record sales for following quarter, and quarter after that.
Haters claim only fanboys buy iPhones.
Rumors spread that new iPhone is about to be announced any day.
Haters claim iPhone has failed because sales have dropped (preceding announcement).
My favorite bits are how the original iPhone was such a outright failure for them, yet even in its 6h generation competitors still haven't mastered what Apple did in it's first go. Sure, there are plenty of things that make the original iPhone woefully outdated, like all the performance aspects of it, but that's what Apple had to deal with and they did it swimmingly.
We still have Android phones with laggy
UIs despite being many, many times faster. We still have Android phones that look and feel cheap, aren't enjoyable to use, and therefore have little to no resale value as they age.
Worst of all is the update cycle. I think 3 generations is plenty for a phone's primary frameworks and underpinnings but this year they are going 4 generations.
Perhaps the most humorous are the people that are so upset because the iPhone isn't radically different YoY. I honestly don't think they comprehend just how well Apple understand the customer, understand the technology, understood their strengths to make something so incredibly perfect from day one that all they've had to do since is refine and polish their initial concept.
I'd think by now they'd realize that Apple didn't stumble onto their success. Apple didn't accidentally have a successful product. I suppose if you don't have a modicum of understanding of how these products are made you might like at the whole product and claim it's a fluke, but when they do it year after year, across product after product, you wonder why they are still saying the things they say.