We live on the iPhone Upgrade Program, so every year, when Apple introduces a new iPhone model, we get in line first, shop for what we want, and Apple delivers it a week or two later. That’s when all the complaints begin, right?
Nope. Apple critics were complaining about iPhone 11– and every iPhone about to be introduced for the past dozen years– before it launched. That square camera housing? Ugly. Those flat slabs of glass with rounded corners? Boring.
Well, this year seems different. Already we have critics lining up to say, “Damn, that iPhone 11’s camera captures great photos.” What are we going to complain about now?
Remember, most technology writers for major industry websites get paid in nickels per word so they need to gin up controversy wherever they can, distort the facts to enrage readers, and carry on as if Yellow Journalism 101 was actually a class you could take in college.
Here’s an example of what’s going on. Zach Epstein:
By all accounts, Apple’s new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max are a resounding success.
All? Well, maybe not all. But many. I’ll buy that angle.
The new iPhone 11 lineup was released just under one month ago and we’ve seen almost universal praise from reviewers and end-users alike.
OK, we’ve gone from all to almost, but I understand the sentiment. iPhone 11 models are a hit.
What is it that customers like? The lower price? Nope. The heavier weight? Uh uh. What?
The new cameras — especially the triple-lens camera on the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max — appear to be the upgrade that people are most excited about this year
What about battery life? B-A-T-T-E-R-Y life!
OK. Calm down, Alex. Take a deep breath. Take another one. Do that Meg Ryan thing. There. All better.
So, back to the headline:
This could be the worst thing about next year’s iPhone 12
5G? No 5G?
Well, according to the Asia Rumor Machine™ it’s something else.
Apple’s new iPhone 12 models will also be much more expensive thanks to the addition of 5G support.
Even a year ahead of time we can find something about a fictional new iPhone that walks like fiction, talks like fiction, and it is a figment of someone’s imagination on a slow news day.
The reality? 5G won’t be much of a thing for many years, so don’t worry about it. The internet itself isn’t as fast as 5G claims, so sit back and enjoy all those high class photos from those ugly iPhone cameras.