Over the past couple of decades or so the internet, long heralded as the information superhighway that would turn the world into a village, has become a misinformation superhighway where fake news and fake outrage run amok.
Uninformed and unenlightened digital drivel exists all over the interwebs these days and few purveyors of nonsense have jumped on the anti-Apple bandwagon more than Forbes Magazine and their twin offspring, Ewan Pence and Gordon Kelly who take every opportunity to spin their imaginations into an opportunity to castigate our favorite iPhone maker.
Jeffrey to the rescue? Nope. I’ll do what I can to expose such shenanigans as 21st century yellow journalism, but guess who is doing a better job? Yoni Heisler, one of the boys and genius reporters at BGR (Boy Genius Report). Check it out.
- Sorry, haters: Apple says the iPhone XR is the company’s top-selling iPhone model
- The hypocrisy surrounding Apple never ends
Say what? Someone is writing truth about Apple in a mainstream publication? Look for Heisler’s resume to show up soon on Indeed or ZipRecuriter or Careers.Walmart.com because in today’s online atmosphere where fake news and fake outrage rule, it does not pay to defend, 1) the truth, or, 2) anything to do with Apple.
Heisler on iPhone XR sales:
There’s a good reason why Apple executives over the past few years have warned us not to pay attention to mysterious supply chain rumors regarding iPhone production cuts: they’re often dead-wrong. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a number of reports claiming that iPhone XR sales have been underwhelming. In fact, many of these reports have relayed that iPhone XR demand is so low that Apple was recently forced to scale back production.
That’s the rumor. What’s the reality?
Apple took something of a rare step today and revealed that iPhone XR sales are actually quite robust.
iPhone XR is Apple’s best selling iPhone model. Says who? Apple.
But let’s assume for the sake of argument that the iPhone has, in fact, peaked. Should this be a huge cause for concern when Apple has shown an unrivaled adeptness at increasing profitability even in the face of stagnant iPhone sales growth? Apple’s recent September quarter provides a perfect case study in this regard.
Record sales. Again.
Put simply, analysts and pundits over the past few years lambasted Apple for not having a post-iPhone succession plan. Now, in 2018, Apple has demonstrated that it can not only survive amid flat iPhone sales, but actually thrive.
Heisler is the anti-Forbes. Maybe not so much BGR, but at least someone over there is putting reality and math where it belongs. Where you can see it and read it. You can’t say that about most technology websites who denigrate anything Apple at every opportunity and regurgitate the same old tired rumors and arguments that turn out to be wrong. To be fair, Forbes is just one of many such news-disguised-as-opinion sites that decided anything anti-Apple gets more readers than real news, and that’s good for a yellow journalism site’s bottom line.
Is it any wonder that readers cannot tell the difference between fake news and real news and why so many people no longer trust lame-stream media?