See here. The guy makes a pretty good case for holding off. In case you’re wondering, yes, we’re not only welcoming these “negative” stories but we’re actually helping them along. I have to give Steve and Katie some credit here. The timing of the backlash couldn’t be better. We lower expectations, get the bashing out of the way before the product even ships, and set ourselves up for the big rebound. To be honest we’re kind of enjoying it. We’re sitting here in Cupertino sipping chai lattes and admiring how creative some of these nitwits can be in their negative stories.
My favorite quote from this bash: “All 1.0 versions have bugs, hiccups and design flaws. I’m the guy who bought the original redesigned Saab in 1994 and I can tell you there were more than a few quirks. The electrical system in particular was a source of blow-outs and freaky problems for the years. For an updated model a few years later, Saab bragged about hundreds of tweaks and improvements. It needed them. The iPhone is a wholly new piece of hardware. Version 1.1 or even 2.0 might be a much better executed device.”
Um, okay. The guy is comparing an iPhone, designed in California and built by highly motivated child workers in China, to a car made by lazy socialists in Sweden. Whatever.