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Fake Steve Jobs blog creator opines on the new iPhone as "boring", says visionary CEO replaced with a number-cruncher

0. phoneArena 12 Sep 2012, 07:49 posted on

You remember the famous Secret Diary of Steve Jobs aka Fake Steve Jobs aka FSJ blog? It was started by the Newsweek tech editor Dan Lyons, who remained a secret for a long time, and provided us with an endless stream of hilarious posts, which were as serious about the happening in the Silicon Valley, as they were entertaining, Onion-style...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:35

47. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


This site (and all sites) started to produce lot of noise in wake of iPhone 5. Can we continue discussion later when things calm down a little?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:07

41. MikeG77 (Posts: 414; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


I can do this all day! He is a tech editor for Newsweek Magazine so unlike me and you he is getting PAID to give his opinion. See being and editor or reviewer you have to be completely un biased which you are not. Your assumption is that because he is overly critical of Apple that instantly means that he doesn't understand the company and his criticism has no merit what so ever.

Yes what is innovation......and i ask you again if Apple makes small incrimental upgrades is that innovation? I know its not its just a safe natural progression of technology nothing more nothing less. Like i said Apple will probably release a device that improves on its predacessor and say its so "magical" but in reality its NOT.

Your correct Apple has never been one to follow trends and instead they took an existing prodcut and found ways to innovate and improve the user experience BUT now they are following trends such as adding LTE and a bigger display which some of the gripes from the 4S.

Progess = safe and or practical upgrades
Innovation = something never done before

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:58

34. ph00ny (Posts: 1441; Member since: 26 May 2011)


What is your credential in judging his credibility? Are some of the things he said not factual? Some are facts and some are opinions. Does this mean he's wrong? Nope

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:03

38. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Yes, I have credentials, and facts are not important. The important thing is how you interpret facts.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:08

42. MikeG77 (Posts: 414; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


Well anyone who says they have credentials should realize that facts are very important and respect them even if they disagree. All your now doing is choosing to omit certain parts to cater to your own interpretations.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:37

48. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I will answer to all your questions when some other opportunity occurs.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:50

50. MikeG77 (Posts: 414; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)


Apple im not asking you to prove anything in regards to your credentials. I'm taking you at your word. Obviously you and i have a difference of opinion on a few things and i respect that.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:46

31. Teejay1100 (Posts: 115; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Hahahahah Bean Counter!! So true! Crunching those Numbers. Making stock holders happy

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 08:13

9. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


he sounds like a typical android fan on phonearena... we've read worse! its sad that news is fueled around hatred or naysayers that feel like the world needs to hear/read their "opinions"...

who cares?!

apple fans were wrong about their thoughts of android... android will remain #1

and android fans continue to be wrong about their thoughts of apple... apple is not going away or reinventing its wheel

i believe people are expecting too much from apple in terms of the design/features of the phone. is it because android has some awesome answer devices every two months? probably... but apple is not going to come out with a "revolutionary" design every year it doesn't make sense to since people are not tired of the same design yet.

i'm very interested in seeing what apple will unveil today... there wont be any disappointment because too much has been leaked already so my expectations are average.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 08:26 4

12. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


People have all the rights to expect something big from a device that asks for a gigantic price. For instance, all the Apple fanboys here are putting up a good fight and it'd suck if their efforts would be put in vain. If the next iPhone would turn out to be a dissappointment, extreme ridicules is inevitable.

Welcome to the fanboy life and the war we wage!

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 08:33 2

15. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


u make a good point...

the life of fanboy-ism lol

i just haven't chosen my side yet...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 08:27 2

13. cjslman (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)


A bigger iPhone was needed back when 4S showed up. Now, like most everybody's opinion, it's boring, too late to impact and a no brainer. Will it be a success?... yes. iPhone fans are very loyal and will buy anything that Apple throws at them. Any innovations will probably be at the iOS and/or app level. Will it be a good/great phone to have?... and again the answer will be yes. Apple has good quality in it's products, but now has to play catch-up with the industry and the competitors. Let's see what is announced in a few hours.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 08:33 2

16. BlacRaZredge (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


apple is becoming boring. there really isnt anything new and exciting about it anymore. its become like toilet paper, we use it everyday but its not exciting to use. they do need to come out with something new to keep the excitement up about their product. i am not a android fan nor a ifan. i get what i find exciting. i still find my 4 year old macbook exciting. (except the rubber on the bottom, which is slowly coming off, if anyone has an answer for that please let me know).

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 08:39

17. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Let's make something perfectly clear: iFans are not the majority of iPhone buyers. They are minority. The majority of iPhone buyers are "normal people" that don't bother with the industry.

So please stop thinking that's all about iFanboyism.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 10:36

28. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


but most of your comment scream ifanboyism

yeah your right most who buy the iphone dont bother with the industry or care about tech, its a fashion and bargging right

form over function- strip apples clever marketing and the iphone is a fancy app launcher

before you say it no im not a fandroid etc

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:01

36. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


"before you say it no im not a fandroid"

you sure come off to sound like one...

this site is full of love/hate for apple so its hard to tell... if you're not then its only a few of us that are in here at times i feel dumb for defending choice... because in phonearena you have to chose a side... android or apple...

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:05

40. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


why do you have to chose a side? Besides, there are still RIM, WP7, and other OS fans here too.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:23

45. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


remixfa... thats what puzzles me too...

someone told me this is a fanboy war and i need to choose...lol

i don't want to choose... i like coming here to see whats the latest and greatest from all cell phone companies as well as have you guys educate me on details about how cell phone technology works...

the only thing a bashed on here was the Google Glasses project...lol it looks lame and the concept is weird but its still innovative...

but apart from that i agree with your comment above... we shouldn't have to choose sides... but it's so much pressure on speaking your mind in here because the odds are in android's favor... you have to agree with that atleast right?

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:49

49. remixfa (Posts: 14600; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no, as long as you post respectfully and dont act like an ass like some fanboys tend to do, people wont mock you.

A few years ago it was all apple fanboys and RIM fanboys with just a few Android people. The crowd changes with the shifts in the industry. When something new comes along to displace android, the posters will shift with it.

Android owns near 60% of the world's phones.. you cant expect the boards to be much different.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 02:17

52. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


No, you *interpret* it as screaming iFanboyism because you are afraid of that, just like everyone else.

Fanboyism is a form o terrorism. Like in totalitarian or any repressed society, everyone need's to be as neutral as possible, because they are afraid of etiquetting, and they must make a paranoid disclaimer that they don't belong to any side, like you did just now. Of course, the ultimate consenquence is that those poeple turn to terrorists themsleves, seeing the "sides" and biases in every sentence that reflects somebody opinion. In the process, only signifier is relevant (i.e Apple is bad, Apple is good, Samsung is bad, Samsung is good), not argument.

I won't fall on that, sorry. Shoot me if you will. I have arguments on both sides, but right now I think Apple needs some support from this hegemony of haters.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 04:44

53. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


comparing fanboys and terrorists .........really think you need perspective

apple needs support only because they failed to deliver, no ones saying what isnt true. was you supporting nokia when it got ripped into ?

least they showed a new device and not deja vu

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 05:15

54. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I have perspective of cultural theories, I read books on sociology, politics, economics and cultural criticsm - so I think I know how to recognize the essence of terrorism. Hint: it's not about muslims.

I own Nokia N9, so I think I support Nokia enough. Lumia - I really have to see how it goes, I have lots of scepticism.

And Apple did show a new device, but not revolutionary new. Just better.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 05:27

55. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


you do have this arrogance about you, well done you read you want a clap. and whats the hint about? no one said it was so stop thinking you have some sort of higher knowledge

so becuase you owna nokia thats enough but you come on here to support apple becuase people are saying the facts....you would still defend nokia with there phone especially as it was innovative.

better? slightly its the phone that was supposed to come out instead of the 4s well thats how people should look at it

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 06:08

56. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


If you don't see the mechanics of terrorism in Fanboysim, the non-critical, religious identification with the illusive "rulers" of opposite forces that are signified that way, then you need some sort of higher knowledge.

About saying the facts: this guy says the fact (among others) that iPhone is not innovating. However, problem is that he doesn't know that Apple was never into innovating. Apple was into product perception and establishing loyalty with the brand, by making products only improved.

Those who think that they should revolutionize technology simply don't understand how Apple works. And boy they are persistent in this criticism. As I mentioned before in one example, it's like criticizing Christiano Ronaldo for not playing chess. The whole Apple thing was missunderstood. Somehow, the mass stupidity made the world believe that Apple was firstly doing some revolutions but then stopped. And on the other hand, they now think they never made revolution, but insist they do it now.
Please, make a decision, you are contradicting yourselves!

And Apple is silent, doing what it always did - making products better by thinking beyond tech specs. In the process, they sue everyone because they want to protect the fruits of that knowledge. Just because competition invents technology, it deosn't give them right to setal ideas on how to use it and implement it in a great product, that are cleary Apple's ideas.

So, expecting new and revolutionary iPhone is actually a expression of mass stupidity. They never really understood Apple. They are again slaves of propaganda, first they were slaves of Apple's engineering of needs, and now they are slaves of opposite fanboyism that hates Apple, because Samsung or whatever Android or WP manufacturer showed them that it could be quanititively better, forgeting that quality dimension in everything, the measure of man.

Think about it.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 06:20

57. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


your so deluded, you try to sound smarter by your inconsistent and irrelevant comparisons.

face facts if Apple have there way tech will come to a stand still, all they do is tweak little parts and add features already existent on other devices.then market it as amazing and millions eat it up. thats apple summed up for you.

you say apple are making products better thinking beyond specs......how's that then and dont give some stupid ' they want there customers to realise there brand is for them , they will continue this crap. solid answer instead.

''Just because competition invents technology, it deosn't give them right to setal ideas on how to use it and implement it in a great product, that are cleary Apple's ideas.''

this i laughed at, basically your happy for apple to patent existing tech and protect themselves only when it benefits apple. i bet if every company starting suing for tiny things you'd start complaining.

''So, expecting new and revolutionary iPhone is actually a expression of mass stupidity''

no the people who go out and buy the iphone is an expression and example of mass stupidity.

you can try mask your comments with pomus qoutations etc but facts speak for themselves and the fact is people are starting to get bored of apples half hearted attempt.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 06:25

58. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


"no the people who go out and buy the iphone is an expression and example of mass stupidity. "

I agree. But if they are satisfied, it's a good product. And polls say 97% of them are satisfied. That's practically unachieveable. And how are you to make them become aware of competiton? Everyone is free to market themsleves, why don't tothers convince them that there are alternatives? Because Apple knows how, others don't.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 11:14

43. ph00ny (Posts: 1441; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Gotta love the generalization.

posted on 12 Sep 2012, 09:04 2

20. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


One thing is for sure: iPhone is losing its mojo.
This one will once again break the sales records but after a few months I'm pretty sure the balloon will blow itself out and people will finally start to lose interest

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