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Re: Is 'Apple Backlash' a Media Invention?
Posted by: Anonymous 2006-07-16 09:15:22
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Some news outlets are reporting that Apple's reputation with consumers is wearing thin, but others maintain the company's fan base is solid. Apple is getting some bad press thanks to Chinese sweatshop claims, quality control issues and French DRM legislation, which reportedly is causing an anti-Apple backlash. "In fact, there's no consumer backlash at all," argues Wired columnist Leander Kahney. "Apple's firing on all cylinders and is selling more Macs and iPods than ever."


Re: Is 'Apple Backlash' a Media Invention?
Posted by: lrd 2006-07-16 13:49:55 In reply to: Anonymous
I agree 100% with your article. I was in Apple store in central nj two weeks ago and the place was packed! It must be th envy of every store in that mall. The media, I think, is tryng to drive Apple into announcing their plans early on so that their competitiors can see if their efforts are going to pay off. I wouldn't be surprised if the PC industry as a whole is so scared of another Apple block buster product that they're asking their Wall Street supporters to cast doubt on Apple's earnings in order to flush Apple of out of its secrecy and divulge their plans early. After all many on Wall Street stand to lose millions invested in Apple's competitors.

Re: Is 'Apple Backlash' a Media Invention?
Posted by: artMonster 2006-07-16 09:19:06 In reply to: Anonymous
Backlash is the new Beleaguered...
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