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It's all about pandering to the internet troll and his sycophantic followers using click-bait articles to entice one to join in the disparagement of some easy target in an effort to drive volume in the discussion threads so they can charge advertisers more money. It's like when the Republicans around Reagan's era decided to appeal to the social conservatives so they could pursue their own fiscal conservative agendas, merely by using social conservatives as quantity fodder. Trolls and their sycophantic juvenile followers and mimics are merely that: they are used by blogs and websites to drive discussion volume (post-parry-riposte, tit-tat fighting) so they can earn more advertising revenue, they just don't realise how they're being used.
Look at Ars Technica, once a great site with lots of Apple and non-Apple intelligent discussion. So rapidly they have embraced the click-bait articles and attracted those vermin who now are the first to post their negative childish rants and baby-bird-like squawks. Andrew Cunningham, the local Apple writer, is now one of the biggest concern trolls and click-bait journalists at that site, it's disgusting.
The problem is the never ending pursuit of greatness on the part of journalists, so great in quantity they are a dime a dozen all of whom are trying to get someone to pay attention to them, and the demand by the business to drive more traffic, because that's what equates to revenue.
This latest launch of Apple's is such a microcosm of what is such a huge problem out there. Gone are the days we can go to a tech blog and have an intelligent discussion without the children arriving to ruin all discussion and discourse. And that's the modern tech journalist's target reader these days. What a sad state of affairs.
cnocbui said:This constant demand for radical change and revolution and new products every single year is ridiculous. This isn't Apple's fault, neither is it Samsung's fault, neither is it Microsoft's fault, it's very simply due to technology being where it is and providing the basis for products that we have developed and which have become more mature. It's like the world is filled with petulant children running around demanding, "I want, I want, I want," without understanding the world of technology, how it progresses, how devices utilise it and what mature products look like. What the fuck else do we want these products to do, toast bread, would that be revolutionary? There's only so much we'll ever get out of these devices and we're pretty much there, sure minor updates, small innovations, but nothing radical comes along every single year, these children need to reel in their expectations and realise what great products we have today and be patient regarding what comes tomorrow. Look backward and just see what we've had delivered to us by this exciting industry in the past 10 - 20 years, it's actually fucking amazing how things have changed in life in that regard, but it's not logical to expect the same in the next 10 - 20 years.
doggone said:This is a good idea. I'm currently in the UK using AT&Ts overseas plan that costs $10 per day to have the same types of coverage as in the US.
I've bought SIMs for use in the UK in the past but having an eSIM that is available whenever I need it will be ideal.
What I don't know is what the best service is in the UK. Any recommendations welcome.
Hint: customers don’t like greedy companies.
And make no money in the process, great recipe for success.Hint: other mobile companies accomplish this as well without being greedy.
Perhaps you should stop projecting your own issues onto Apple, its customers and its success, you're really not doing your own credibility here any favours by commenting on business success factors that are refuted so easily by reality. Pricing, product strategy and customer satisfaction aren't the armchair CEO's forte.
Apple did extremely well before this money grab. This will backfire. How many will return?
lenn said:The only way Apple will ever lower the price of it's iPhones is if people stop buying them. But Apple knows there's millions of suckers that need the latest and greatest and will fork down $1k or more for a new iPhone every year.
Btw, I'm still using a BB9900. I'm not paying $800 or more for a damn phone!
As for your BB9900 - who the fuck cares?!
<< two complaints filed by TV watchers>>
Who then went on the internets and continued their trolling in various forums high and wide, decrying and denouncing all things Apple supported by its ignorant, sheeple fanbase.
Yeah, we're (sadly) all familiar with the type that would file such a complaint. Sigh.
danvm said:"My post didn't had the purpose to defend to PC..."