I'll keep this one brief, since I know I have it in me to go on about this sort of thing. That being the Huffington Post's Apple Love (tm).
As you might have heard, Apple released a new iPhone the other day. And as you might imagine, the Huffington Post featured it in emblazoned, top of the page, banner headlines.
As you might think, that's pretty darn impressive, when "reviewers" call this phone of the best ever!! And as you might suppose, there many hundreds, if not thousands of reviews of the iPhone.
To prove its point, the Huffington Post quoted a grand total of four reviews.
And of these four...one of them said that it was the best smartphone on the market.
And that one didn't call it the best "ever made." In fact, it's only at the very bottom of the article that you see who did call it "the best ever made." That would be...Apple.
"Apple will tell you that these are the fastest mobile devices it's ever made," Joshua Topolski of Bloomberg quotes them as saying. And the thing is, not only is the quote Apple's -- but even Apple isn't telling you that it's the best ever made, just the fastest.
To be fair, too, the article is from Reuters. But it's the article the Huffington editors chose to use. Not the ones that took a more even-handed approach. (CNET, for instance, objectively writes that the iPhone 6 is "not the absolutely top of the line," preferring the 6 Plus, which they say is excellent, but "not for everybody.") I'm sure the iPhone 6 is very good. But...c'mon, let's keep some perspective and fairness, folks.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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