Media Forever Slurping on Apple’s Cum

Media Fawns Over AppleSource: Macrumors

Man Lands on Mars is a story.

But iPhone 6 Landing on US Soil….is that really worthy of media coverage, especially about a company already saturated with hype.

Now don’t get me wrong. I’m no iPhone hater.

I love my iPhone as much as the next guy.

I started with the iPhone 3G in 2008, then shifted to iPhone 4 and last year jumped on the iPhone 5S.

Some minor complaints aside, I’m happy with the device.

Ha Ha Ha - iPhones Arrive in USSource – iPhone in Canada

Media Blowjob

But what I don’t get – and don’t like – is the collective blowjob the media is giving Apple.

The media’s love for Apple is not new.

It started three decades ago.

How the media love-fest over all things Apple started is lost in the mists of corporate history.

Suffice to say the love-fest over Apple not only continues among reporters but is now hugely magnified thanks to the blogosphere.

I see very little critical coverage when it comes to Apple despite its late co-founder Steve Jobs being a grade-A asshole and the company’s shabby treatment of workers at its contract facilities in China.

Don’t tell me Apple never makes a mistake or that its products never have issues. Yet only the positive aspects of Apple are highlighted while the negative stuff gets almost a free pass.

But the height of the media obsession with Apple are reports in Macrumors and elsewhere today that planes carrying a cargo of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have landed on US soil.

Allied forces landing on Normandy during World War II, I can understand the excitement. After all, the landing determined the fate of civilization.

But we’re talking just upgrades of iPhones here. Most certainly not an epochal event.

By the way, the precious iPhone cargo arrived on U.S. soil via China Southern Airlines, not on an American airline.

The Macrumors story then goes on to blah blah blah about tons, shipping manifests, device weight, iPhone 6 units and more blah blah blah.

To be fair, Macrumors is not the only media site that carried reports on iPhones landing on U.S. soil. BGR, iPhone in Canada and God knows who else had similar stories today about iPhones landing on US soil.

When it comes to Apple, the media is hopelessly lazy or mindlessly gets carried away by the fancy shows the company puts up twice or thrice a year (stuff like product/upgrade launches and the developers’ conference).

Rival companies like Google, Samsung or Microsoft don’t get the same level of obsessive media coverage as Apple and are at a massive disadvantage.

The relentless, nonsensical frenzy of media coverage of All Things Apple means the hugely profitable company saves hundreds of millions of dollars in advertising costs every year.

4 Responses to "Media Forever Slurping on Apple’s Cum"

  1. What_if   September 12, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Hi SI, somewhere (in your earlier Posts or Replies) you mentioned that you will not buy iPhone anymore !

    Here’s 7 Outlandish reasons why should now upgrade to iPhone6 🙂 Responds:

    Ha ha ha…the best part is the last sentence (considering it’s not uncommon in India to sell (human) body parts)!

  2. Dr.Logu   September 13, 2014 at 1:29 am

    Crazy Apple acolytes have already started to line up with their belongings in pavements near to Apple’s flagship store in countries like Japan.

    These freaks’ ultra-fetish for things like phone, novels(harry potter) looks more of a mental illness than an enthusiasm. Responds:

    Surely some of those waiting in line for the iPhone 6/6 Plus are paid (by you can easily guess who) to build up the hype.

    I saw a huge crowd once outside Apple’s 5th Avenue Store in NYC –

    Apple-focused blogs are already making a big deal about shortages of iPhone 6/6 Plus creating a frenzy.

  3. alphaalpha   September 13, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    You realize of course that you too are contributing to the hype with your current observation as well as the previous ones about the iwatch etc.,! Responds:

    There’s a difference between SI and the Apple extremists.

    iPhone 6, 6 Plus, Watch etc are obviously news and I mentioned it.

    I’m not talking of stuff like “iPhones have left China, cargo manifest, cargo weight, China airlines, iPhone 6 have landed on U.S. soil, iPhone 6 has left the airport on a brown UPS truck” (my exaggeration) blah blah…….. That is bosh, not news.

  4. Hari - Senior   September 14, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Hi SI,
    It is indeed sad that Apple has built up an almost cult like following. I do not deny that they have created some of the best user experiences with their products but that’s no reason to give the Apple WATCH a standing ovation!!! I couldn’t believe all those people at the Flint center the other day.

    By the way, have you come across this Apple WATCH parody? It’s worth a watch! Responds:

    Not a bad parody.

    My hypothesis/gut feel is that the Apple Watch will be a dud.

    We’ll know in about 9 months.

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