iPhone 5 Name & Shame Thread

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ryuok, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. ryuok macrumors regular

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    Let's list all those case makers, retailers, newspapers, tv stations who have confirmed or explicitly described or reported as fact the iPhone 5 with larger screen.

    Let's teach them the word "reputation" (and for news people, "professionalism").
     
  2. duction macrumors 6502a

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    it got views and paper sales, i think they know what they are doing ;)
     
  3. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Why?

    Rumors were reported on. They were wrong, move on.
     
  4. ryuok thread starter macrumors regular

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    Let's make sure they don't get them again next year. Fool me twice.
     
  5. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    The 4S is the fifth iPhone so it is the iPhone 5.
     
  6. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    No, it is the fifth generation phone. Much like the iPhone 3G is the 2nd generation phone and not the iPhone 2.
     
  7. ryuok thread starter macrumors regular

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    Too many are reported as fact. E.g. "Apple to release iPhone 5 on Tuesday". If they'd used the word "expected", I would say at least it's reporting based on customers' expectation.
     
  8. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    And the iPhone 4 was the fourth generation phone. This is the fifth so it might as well be called the 5. The next one will be the iPhone 6.
     
  9. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    Why is it so important to you to call out others for being wrong? You should talk to someone and explore that about yourself.

    Also, you should learn to move on.
     
  10. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Exactly. What a sad thread.
     
  11. ryuok thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good thinking! Journalists should start reporting rumors as fact from now on. Let's wait until one day they got something about you wrong because they couldn't tell rumor from fact.
     
  12. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Please link to articles where they claimed things as facts.
     
  13. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    It appears to be you who can't identify facts, because the fact is that most sources have posted rumours about both the iPhone 4S and 5 at various points in time.

    You guessed right, good for you, but that's all it was; a guess.
     
  14. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    Here's a tip for you for the future. EVERYTHING that news and rumor sites post as either rumor or fact is, in fact, rumor until it is confirmed by Apple.

    There, see? Now you don't have to be a sad, angry internet poster anymore.
     
  15. ryan102 macrumors regular

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    can we name and shame people on the forum who said their would be an iPhone 5 without a question!.......Betty......GET MY GUN!
     
  16. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Care to post some links ? What facts ? All I've read is rumours which is normal in this kind of situation. This really is a pointless thread.
     
  17. ckc macrumors regular

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    Whilst you are at it you can also name and shame the trolls on this forum who either 'knew an Apple store manager', 'had a friend who worked at Apple', or otherwise had it on 'good authority' that there would be an iPhone 5 and those who appeared to be ready to jump off a cliff and end their lives if there was not an iPhone 5.
     
  18. ryuok thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have bookmarked two, and guess what? They have removed them.

    Here are some random results from Google search:

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20109331-264/iphone-5-to-debut-oct-4-atd-says/?tag=mncol;txt
    http://allthingsd.com/20110801/new-iphone-in-october-not-september/
    http://mybroadband.co.za/news/gadgets/34492-iphone-5-launch-window-confirmed-at-sa-event.html
    http://www.capitalvue.com/home/CE-news/inset/@10063/post/3421733
    http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/09/24/iphone-5-release-means-no-vacation-for-apple-employees/

    All reported as if iPhone 5 is a fact.
     
  19. fkhan3 macrumors 6502

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    Majority of these sites were feeding off each other. No one had concrete information as to what was going to be released. Time to move on to the next rumor :D
     
  20. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    You're talking about the name right? That's it? Just the name?
     
  21. ryuok thread starter macrumors regular

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    Why is this sad? The Apple community relies on the reliability of sources for its rumors, and MR keeps a track record for all rumor sources. It's a good way for us to filter out those bogus and self-promoting "insiders".

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    Jesus, this has nothing to do with if I guessed right or not. I'm not going brag about it cos it's just a guess. I'm talking about self-promoting "insiders" and journalists who report rumors as fact.
     
  22. beamer8912 macrumors 65816

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    One thing I'd like to point out is that this site (macrumors) was spot on all along. They pointed out the precise flaws in the other new site's stories, and stuck with the facts. Other sites (TUAW) called out macrumors on the iPhone 4S strings in the new iTunes code, yet macrumors was right.

    Good one on ya macrumors. Keep up the great work!
     

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