Bloomberg's anti-Apple bias

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Rogifan, May 20, 2013.

  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Articles from Bloomberg over the past couple weeks. Why does Bloomberg have it in for Apple?

    Apple Seen Losing Innovation Magic by 71% in Global Poll
    This bases on a survey of 906 investors, analysts and traders who are Bloomberg subscribers around the world.

    Apple iPhone Slips as Samsung Devices Advance in Survey

    Tiger Global, Appaloosa Cut Apple Stakes

    Hon Hai Profit Misses Estimates on Slowing Apple Orders
    Headline not based on anything Foxconn said, but based on comments from Wall Street Analysts making the assumption it's lower demand for Apple products.

    iWatch to Save Apple?
    Yes because Apple is doomed and clearly needs saving. They'll be bankrupt soon if they don't release a new gadget to save them.

    Soros Added to Google Last Quarter, Cut Apple and AIG

    Apple Misses iPhone Customers as Global Carriers Balk

    Apple’s $145 Billion in Cash Fails to Win AAA Debt Rating

    Harvard Liquidates Apple Stake After iPhone Sales Lose Steam
    Harvard's endowment is $30.7 billion. They sold $304,000 of Apple stock and that warrants a Bloomberg headline.

    Nokia Invests in High-Resolution Cameras to Woo Apple Buyers
    Because Nokia would only be interested in wooing Apple customers. They could care less about Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, etc. customers.

    Is Ive's Software Revamp Too Risky For Apple?

    LG Display Profit Misses Estimates on Stalling Apple Sales

    Is Apple Losing Its Innovative Edge

    Falling iPad Mini Demand to Push Pegatron Electronics Sales Down
    Phillip Elmer Dewitt took Bloomberg to task for this article because they basically chopped up the Pegatron CEO's comments to fit their narrative of Apple in decline. And the CEO released a statement to Fortune basically saying the Bloomberg story was false.

    I'm sure I could find even more negative headlines from Bloomberg. And I wasn't just cherry picking. The positive headlines were few and far between.
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Poor defenceless Apple. I wonder how they sleep at night.
     
  3. A Hebrew macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe because they want views to bring in money? Apple hasn't done anything great recently so the obvious thing to do is criticize them. Going through a few of them briefly, they are mainly true.

    Why do you have an issue with companies passing Apple's features as they sit around twiddling their thumbs?
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, the tech press seems to have turned on Apple. They had no problem lauding Apple since the iPod to gain eyeballs. Still not as bad as the late 90s when all you read was how Apple was about to die.
     
  5. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    And I thought I was bored.
    I pay little attention to the so-called favoritism myself, from Bloomberg and all others.
     
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    The iphone sales were disappointing, even Apple has to feel that it was. This is due to their own expectations, if you take into consideration the sale of iphone 4 and 4S the sales of 5 are disappointing.

    When the iphone 4S came out insurance companies saw a significant rise of "stolen phones", this was not a problem for the release of iphone 5. Atleast it wasn't in Norway.

    GS3 didn't have the market position that iphone 4S had, you can consider Samsung to be in the position that Apples was when they released iphone 3.
     
  11. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    The 2nd link is about the s4, not the 3.
     
  12. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Just curious what expectations Apple had for iPhone 5. I don't remember them releasing sales estimates. Only clowns like Gene Muster who made 5 million in 3 days seem disappointing. :rolleyes:
     
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    Those clowns somehow brought up the conclusion that Apple is failing. Those are truly facepalm-worthy articles.
     
  14. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Unless you can definitively state what Apple's expectations were (which Apple never actually did), there is no way you can state that they were a "disappointment"
     
  15. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    This is what Bloomberg does and does well, launches spurious stories and claims close to business or product launches. From memory they've done the same with Microsoft, BHP mergers, and various Glencore deals so Apple isn't really special from that respect.

    They love the bash, it's what keeps people reading and the adrevs up :cool:
     
  16. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    Apple-bashing is currently a popular activity for the business and tech media/bloggers. They get tons of hits by churning Apple-hating news, drawing tons and tons of rabid haters. And in turn, the websites generate ad revenue by those hits.

    It comes with the territory that Apple is the #1 company by valuation. Sometimes I wish that Google would hurry up and take over as the #1 company by valuation. Once the honeymoon ends, the news media and mass consumers will turn against Google Domination. Being #1 is a lonely place.
     
  17. Rogifan, May 29, 2013
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    You are aware that by posting all these links, you're doing exactly what these news sites want you to, right?

    Some might have a point to make, but I'm sure at least half of those links are nothing more than click bait opinion pieces made to drive up hits to their website. You see it all the time. "BIG BELOVED COMPANY DOES HORRIBLE THING ALSO EATS KIDS". With a title like that, how could any fan of BIG BELOVED COMPANY resist clicking it, seething over it, then posting it to their favorite website so all the other BIG BELOVED COMPANY fans can seethe over it.
     
  19. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Keep in mind I didn't actually click most of them. Just copied the link and headline. I created hyperlinks just so no one could claim I made anything up.
     
  20. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Didn't actually read them? Isn't that biased?
     
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    haha, this guys needs this on his grave stone..



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  22. ItWasNotMe macrumors regular

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    Bias - partiality, partisanship, favouritism, unfairness, one-sidedness; etc

    Who were they favouring?
     

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