Apple can’t win

I agree with Gruber on this. No matter what Apple does, someone will find a problem with it.

  • KvH

    Aren’t these the same people that say Apple is doomed without a cheap iPhone and now Apple is doomed because people are choosing the cheap iPhone?

    • Yeah. It’s appalling how terrible this reporting is.

  • Herding_sheep

    There is no logic in Apple reporting anymore. There is, find the most illogical things to say, spin it to sound logical, and completely forget about it the next day so you can move on to the next topic to spin. Which is why we keep seeing completely contradictory nonsense like this.

    “Apple needs a cheap iPhone, they’re getting killed!” “Apple is getting killed because the cheap iPhone is still selling alongside the full priced iPhone” “Apples Maps app lags behind competition” “Apples new Maps a disaster, should have kept old app in prior releases”

    In other news, Apple should make radical new changes to their lineup, while at the same time avoiding any and all risks, while creating cheaper products that at the same time pose no cannibalization risks to current products, all while balancing a stick on their nose and counting backwards from 1 million.


  • When do you NOT agree with Gruber? Why is there even a comment section to an opinion post that has absolutely no original arguments? Is “I agree with Gruber..” an argument? You have to step up your game if you are to call yourself a critic.

    It might be true (at least to me) that the majority of apple stories are based on bullshit and poor arguments, but they will need to be refuted with much better writing.

    • Does he call himself a critic?

      • kibbles

        i like this blog, but yes, Jim/Loop is definitely an apple pundit and vocal critic of apple critics.

    • Looking forward to your contribution.

  • GTWilson

    “But so now when people buy the iPhone 4 and 4S, it’s a sign that something is wrong with the iPhone 5?”

    It couldn’t possibly be that some people prefer a smaller phone.