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Last week was kind of amazing -- I knew a number of things that were going to be happening at IDF but was blindsided by an announcement Intel made that could change the world as we know it. Nikola Tesla turned over in his grave, and we are one step closer to his Tower of Power. Intel also fleshed out its Atom platform, which I think forms the basis of a new class of cloud computing-based client devices. Apple, on the other hand, appears rudderless all of a sudden. The new iPhone -- recall I suggested you avoid this product -- is having a massive number of problems.
When I saw the story headline and link on another site. I thought to myself, I bet that's another moronic article by that idiot Rob Enderle who's never right about anything when it comes to Apple.
Sure enough, when I clicked on the link, all suspicions were confirmed.
As for the iPhone 3g connection and slow speed problems. Several articles today around the internet are now quickly shifting the blame squarely on the phone networks.
A test done on the iPhone antenna was found to be normal and comparable to other phone models.
Wired.com also did a survey of iPhone 3g users in which 2600 participated, which suggest that widespread data speed problems have more to do with carriers' networks than with Apple's handsets.
Meanwhile, another survey of more than 4,400 people between August 4 and August 12 conducted by RBC Capital Markets and ChangeWave Research showed that 34% plan to buy a Mac laptop in the next 90 days, compared with 31% in May. Those planning to buy a Mac desktop rose to 30% from 27%. Meanwhile, 81% of those who recently bought an Apple product in the past 90 days were “very satisfied,” while only 58% Dell Inc. buyers and 55% Hewlett-Packard Co. buyers said the same.
The MobilMe launch obviously was rushed and a debacle, as admitted by Steve Jobs. In early August SJ took steps to rectify the problems. MobileMe is in very good hands now. Eddy Cue has been put in charge and another 60 days days free access has been given to all subscribers. This suggests it could be at least another 2 months before the service is fixed entirely.
SJ has admitted that releasing the iPhone 3g, iPhone 2.0 software, SDK and MobileMe all at once, was too ambitious.
There were bound to be some teething problems and in no way suggests that Apple is rudderless. They have a clear plan where they are going, the implementation was just poor by Apple standards.
From the survey above 81% of people who bought an Apple product in the last 90 days are very satisfied with their purchase.
That's not just satisfied, that's very satisfied.
Now what is the name of that new product that Apple released in that period? Um let me think, what was it. Oh that's right it was the iPhone 3g!! Those satisfaction ratings sure haven't dropped with all of those faulty iPhone 3gs that are going to need a massive recall any day now have they?
Maybe there is a simpler explanation, like perhaps the problem isn't as bad as it is being portrayed.
I have no doubt people have been having problems.
These problems have a habit of being magnified and exaggerated by the internet, with every idiot with a blog, parroting other idiots with blogs whether they know anything or not. This is exactly what happened with Vista, it took Microsoft too long (a year) to essentially fix it, now they have an image problem.
Enderle is just another blogger repeating bad things that others have repeated from someone that might have actually had an iPhone with problems.
As for Intel changing the world. Did you happen to forget while you were writing this story, that Apple is one of Intels closest partners? Did it at all occur to you that Apple would have seen Intels offerings long before the public and that these new technologies would emerge first in Apple products? They have before, take the chip in the Macbook Air for example.
I also hope that the smoking iPod issue isn't as bad as the falling iMac problem, as foretold by the Enderle Group, otherwise Apple is going bankrupt. Everyone sell your stock now!
How big is the Enderle Group anyway? Is 2 people even a group?
(Those angry voices in your head Rob don't count) I suggest Rob that you hire an editor for your "group" maybe that person could remove the crazy articles you seem to be posting lately.
In case you didn't know why the Dell MP3 player was being lampooned on the Mac sites, the main reason was because you were hired by Dell as a consultant. The Mac sites couldn't care less about the Dell MP3 player.
Most comments were making fun of you, not the Dell player.
This is because you have no credibility left as a tech analyst. Whenever anyone wants to write a negative article about Apple, there you are providing the exact quote the writer is wanting. You seem to have become a whore for hire, and its a real shame.
Why do you have this irrational obsessive hatred for Apple? It's unhealthy.
He is an Apple hater fishing for page hits like Dvorak....as usual.
. . that Enderle is full of "**it". Nobody but a moron believes anything he writes.
This is 14 incidents out of how many? A million? ten million?
How about giving us a percentage.
A child could die because of this? Good grief, let's play the emotional aspect and say a bus load of children could go off a cliff because the bus driver's ipod caught fire in his pocket and caused him to run down the aisle waving his arms wildly while the bus careens down a mountainside.
Oh yea, the CEO of Apple passed away last year and the company is being run by a giant computer using the NEXT system, which could be our next president.