Ina Fried, reporting on first-day iPhone 4S preorders:
“AT&T has seen extraordinary demand for iPhone 4S, with more than
200,000 preorders in the first 12 hours alone, the most successful
iPhone launch we’ve ever had,” an AT&T representative told
[some website]. […]
“We are very, very pleased with the initial first day of iPhone
4S preorders,” Sprint Vice President of Product Development
Fared Adib said in a statement. “Today’s sales and the overall
customer experience greatly exceeded our expectations.”
But then Fried ends the piece with this:
Initial reaction to the iPhone 4S was somewhat muted, given its
similarity to the iPhone 4, though the new device does pack a
higher-resolution camera, a faster A5 processor and Siri, its
voice-powered assistant software.
Initial reaction by whom? What could be more initial than record-breaking preorders in the first 12 hours consumers were able to order the product? What she really means is that a bunch of self-proclaimed technology experts and analysts had a muted reaction after Apple announced it, and that, as ever with Apple, they just don’t get it.
★ Saturday, 8 October 2011