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Great article. I've been seeing the same thing. And the main problem I see, is that the current crop of "tech journalists" are all cronies. They all come from the same places and know each other personally and care what they and their friends in the community think and say rather than truly inform the consumer.
It's also about youngish writers with no real credentials to advise anyone on anything. It's become an echo-chamber where they think they can create a narrative instead of just report on the products.
It's a smug opinionated little clique, tjat loves the smell of their own farts, that even go on each other's podcasts just to kiss each other's asses instead of being a forum to inform consumers.
On a bright note, it's always great to see that consumer ignore their narrative, and that time proves their conclusions ridiculously wrong every time.
Walt Mossberg was a "real" noted and respected journalist before he himself invented tech journalism. He is funny, charming and intelligent...
The new bunch, Nily Patel included, have no business or credentials to talk than anyone here. His whole bizzare drunk rant on the 3.5 jack, ..basically calling it a crime against humanity is how far down a trench tech journalism has gone down since Walt came on the scene.
Again the echo-chambe wanted a narrative that was a fallacy plain and simple.
You want to use a regular jack? Fine. You want to use the one provided by Apple? Fine. You want Bluetooth? Fine. Everything is there. Some fools just live to complain and some in the tech blogger sector want to pretend they are important.
last week moron in charge of The Verge Nily Patel (the moron who called it a crime against humanity) on this podcast AltWaltDelete actually said that Apple making a better product with their own chip inside the Airpods was a devious move. I mean how dare Apple make a better product. And it was all about making money! My god how dare they!! That was his argument. That Apple on their own making a better wireless experience was ...like it was a bad thing.
And he even pondered out-loud that Apple should pass on this technical advancement to everyone else so as to lose their advantage. I mean this is coming from the mouth of a dude that keeps saying he is/was a lawyer. He would be laughed out of any court with such asinine opinions.
No one has made a valid argument against this least of a all a buffoon such as Nily Patel.
...And that my friends is the "brain" running a major tech blog. That's how low the standards in tech "journalism are today.
Exactly right. This photo will be a workhorse. Anyone with a three year old 5s knows how well it still performs and how well the timeless design has held up. There is no other phone around you can say that about.
And unlike Android, Apple has fully supported their customers with it instead of abandoning them and moving on to the next model and next customer. The last east software iOS 9.3 run fantastic on my 5s with even better battery life than when I first bought it. You cannot say that about any Android device. The quality and longevity is there for all to see.
I went to work in Sacramento this summer for a couple of months. And the memory of that time that I tell everyone is that it was the first time in my life that I went to a McDonalds with two guards standing out front. I was new to the city so I just wanted something familiar near by where I wouldn’t need to drive. Scariest McDonalds ever.
What's funny is apparently most of these tech bloggers from all the different sites all worked together at certain times and are chummy enough to call each other for opinions on each other's reviews. They love to pat themselves on the back and smell each other's farts. They go on each other's podcasts to jerk each other off and see everything through their own little bubble.
I remember when everyone was so eager to praise the first Microsoft Surface Book, all giving it great and glowing reviews.
Soon after they landed on customers hands, complaits went through the roof as just about everything on the thing was screwed up. Customers who were suckered by the reviews ended up with bricked pos machines.
Joana Stern from the Wall Street journal was on a podcast at the time admitting that she called her buddies from The Verge to see what they though as they were both writing their glowing reviews in their eco chamber. Only to see the first Surface Book turn out to be a huge POS.
Same thing happened with the Note 7, they were all on board, they were all going to praise it and shit on Apples headphone 3.5 jack.
Sadly their narrative literally blew up in their face as the gadget they all recomened like the Surface before it was another flawed pos. They pang to to be first with the click bait reviews however half ass, then pretend they are objective.
And about the 3.5 headphone jack that was the beginning of the apocalypse acording to the echo chamber, well the iPhone 7 is still back ordered till god knows when.
The Verge or all these cheesy bloggers have lost so much credibility that their reviews matter squat.