According to Daniel Eran Dilger, Bloomberg’s “Gadgets with Gurman” has lavished attention on Google’s products while trashing Apple’s.
While consistently portraying Apple as struggling, befuddled and incompetent, Bloomberg has lavished attention on Google’s Pixel-branded hardware business despite the fact that the company’s devices barely sell. Its Pixel tablets have been discontinued and its expensive Chromebook Pixel flagship notebook canceled. Across two years of trying, Google’s Pixel phones sold short of 4 million units.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, over its last year of collapsing into obscurity and cancellation, sold over 26 million devices: 650 percent of the phones Google shipped under its Pixel brand across two years of incessant promotion by Google and its fan blogs, in which Bloomberg could effectively be included.
Was this failure impossible to predict? Not if anyone bothered to check the performance of Google’s Pixel suppliers LG and HTC. Yet despite supposedly having “people familiar with the matter” embedded within Apple’s suppliers, Bloomberg didn’t seem to have the foggiest notion what the far less secretive Google was up to, nor did it seem to be interested about its business end.
My take: AppleInsider has been called an Apple fan blog in its time, and Dilger an iPhone fan boy. Dilger’s obsession, however, sold 429 million units in the time it took Gurman’s to sell 4 million. Which is Dilger’s point.
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