Apple revealed Monday that it has received two million pre-orders for the iPhone 5 in the first 24 hours, despite tech bloggers’ pronouncements that the iPhone 5′s feature list was boring and predictable. In typical fashion the Apple community is now sticking the two million number in the faces of the tech press, using this as an “I told you so” moment.
I think both sides need to get some perspective.
The iPhone 5 is coming this Friday. Many people pre-ordered one and will undoubtedly fill Twitter with gleeful comments about their devices’ shipping status, tracking the package from China to their front door, and others will stand in line on Friday at their local Apple, AT&T, Verizon or Sprint store to be the first of their friends with the shiny new toy.
Already, Twitter has erupted in a cacophony of comments from users incensed that they’re not able to get an iPhone 5 as inexpensively as they expected because of their cell phone carrier’s rules, or fed up with their current plan and wishing to switch to a competitor’s network, or upset because the iPhone 5 didn’t have that one killer feature that would have made all the difference.
Tech bloggers practically tripped over themselves after Wednesday’s Apple event in San Francisco, to declare the event a success or a failure. To prognosticate about Apple’s future, the iPhone’s future, and its relevance against myriad competitors running Android and other smartphone operating systems.
Meanwhile, Narcissus grabs a hand mirror, spreads his legs, squats, and sighs lovingly as he stares at the reflection of his taint.
I really wish the tech blogosphere would get just a tiny bit of perspective.
Apple makes things that some people like and that some people don’t like. They’ve made a lot of money doing that over the past few years. Signs point to that trend continuing.
On Friday, September 21, 2012, the iPhone 5 will be released.
Meanwhile, the world will continue to spin on its axis as if (GASP) none of this matters.