Wendy Li, writing for The International Business Times:
However, when iPhone 4S was launched, Apple fans were disappointed
somehow, for they were expecting the redesigned iPhone 5 as rumors
suggested. Naturally, many analysts had predicted a subdued
response to iPhone 4S.
But no one foresaw that the tech genius Jobs would suddenly pass
away, only one day after iPhone 4S was released. Jobs’ demise
stirred sadness and grief around the world and it’s believed that
Jobs’ untimely death has rocketed demand for iPhone 4S from
Sure, that’s the explanation. It certainly couldn’t be that people love what they’ve heard about the iPhone 4S and simply want to buy one and would have done the same even if Steve Jobs hadn’t died, and that the “4S is disappointing” naysayers are the same bunch of dummies who dismissed the iPad 2 and iPhone 3GS as well.
The initial disappointment was replaced by fans’ strong desire to
remember Jobs, according to Barbara Sullivan, Managing Partner of
Sullivan, a branding and marketing agency. “The preorders may also
be part of respect for what Jobs has done,” she said. “It’s almost
like putting flowers by his headquarters.”
★ Tuesday, 11 October 2011