The Macalope on Ryan Block’s Purported ‘Glassgate’ Scandal

The Macalope, on this report from Ryan Block at Gdgt, alleging that the iPhone 4 s prone to glass-cracking when put in a slip-on case.

Color me skeptical too. Where’s the evidence that this is a widespread or even vaguely common problem?

What I like best is Block’s next-day follow-up, wherein he feigns surprise that a slew of hacks picked up the story and reported it as fact that it’s a significant problem — even though it was Block himself who, in his original report, gave it the name “Glassgate”. What other meaning does the -gate suffix have than “scandal with coverup”?

See also: The Angry Drunk.

Monday, 11 October 2010