Patently Apple: ‘Hang the naysayers’

From blogger Jack Purcher, after an Apple spokeswoman told Reuters iPhone X preorders were “off the charts.”

In late September Patently Apple posted a report titled “Negative iPhone X Rumor #900: Apple’s TrueDepth Camera is to blame for the iPhone X Delay.” The report noted that the tech media is now into high gear inventing hit-pieces on Apple. To a certain extent this is now the norm and actually expected. This is why Patently Apple posted a report prior to the iPhone event in September titled “It’s Circus Time: Apple Competitors race to discredit the coming iPhones as behind the Curve & Late to Market” so that Apple fans could take all the noise that would be coming Apple’s way in stride. Another day, another negative rumor about the so-called delay of Apple’s iPhone X.”

One of the biggest hit pieces on Apple and the iPhone X came from Bloomberg on Wednesday. Patently Apple was quick to post a report about titled “Bloomberg makes a Serious Charge that Apple is Compromising Face ID to Keep iPhone X production on Schedule…”

Even with a slight delay in delivery, Apple fans still decided to come to the party despite all the noise of problems with the camera production. Apple fans took in stride indeed and flooded the Apple war room with pre-orders. Today the naysayers are being hung or are in hiding for being made to look so stupid.

My take: Hung? Let’s dial it back a notch, okay?

12 Comments

  1. Jonathan Mackenzie said:

    “Today the naysayers are being hung or are in hiding for being made to look so stupid.”

    That should either be “hung out to dry” or “hanged” if the more brutal, less appropriate image is intended. It may be an increasingly uncivil world, but there is always time for good grammar, folks.

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    October 28, 2017
    • Gregg Thurman said:

      “That should either be “hung out to dry” or “hanged” if the more brutal, less appropriate image is intended. It may be an increasingly uncivil world, but there is always time for good grammar, folks.”

      Hang/hung, either one is too good for them.

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      October 28, 2017
  2. Gregg Thurman said:

    Philip, you compile a quarterly score card on analysts’ Apple revenue and EPS estimates, how difficult would it be to keep track of rumors, authors and who first reports on them?

    I’ll bet that would be far more illuminating than a revenue/earnings scorecard.

    Surely in their quest for “news”, and support journalistic integrity (said with tongue in cheek), CNBC would report the results. Such an effort may dampen the proliferation of rumors, if the authors knew they were going to be held to account.

    I know I’d pay to support such an effort.

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    October 28, 2017
    • Ken Cheng said:

      I did see one such article a long time ago, that tallied how many Apple rumors were either true or false. The answer was that out of 20 rumors, 19 were false. So about 95% of rumors were false. After that, I just ignore them.

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      October 28, 2017
      • John Kirk said:

        A “Rumor Scorecard” sounds like a lot of work to me, but if you’re up for it, PED, I think it would be a valuable resource. Also, if excerpts got published outside of the subscription, it might also draw in new subscribers.

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        October 29, 2017
  3. Fred Stein said:

    Jump into our time machines to the days before the September 12th announcement. Apple’s leaders assessed all the supply and manufacturing risks and then finalized delivery dates and prices.

    Today it appears that they had it figured out. Is any one surprised?

    We don’t know is how much of the 5 to 6 delivery gap today is excessive demand vs. supply constraints. Apple’s guidance on Nov 2nd will give insight. The rest is noise.

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    October 28, 2017
    • Gregg Thurman said:

      “[What} We don’t know is how much of the 5 to 6 delivery gap today is excessive demand vs. supply constraints.”

      There is always a demand surge for new products. I believe Apple plans a constant production rate to achieve full year result that is 3X December quarter results.

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      October 28, 2017

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