Joanna Stern and her vendetta against Apple

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  1. parseckadet macrumors 6502a

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    What gives with Joanna Stern? She will find even the smallest negative and blow it out of proportion.

    From her review video:
    Seriously?! Does she realize how ridiculous this sounds?

    She then goes on to describe every new feature in the 6S and focuses on any negative aspect it might have, no matter how slight. On the camera she spent more time talking about how much more space the photos will take up, but of course failed to put that into context by not pointing out that photos from other phones will take up even more space.

    On 3D touch she got some random dude in Times Square to say "I wish that you could touch the screen a bit harder." She then says:
    The entire review paints the new features as unimpressive and insignificant, and that the only thing that matters is battery life. I get that more battery would be nice, but dismissing everything else is doing her readers a major disservice.

    She clearly is missing the point on all of this stuff. She's had an anti-Apple bias ever since her days at Engadget, and I don't understand why Apple keeps sending her review units. There are other columnists at The Wall Street Journal that have demonstrated that they are perfectly capable of providing unbiased reviews.
     
  2. DoofenshmirtzEI macrumors 6502a

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    Because a ridiculously picky review can be just as good (if not better) than a glowing review.

    "Three marshmallows? Really? That's all?"
     
  3. lucasrant macrumors regular

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    So any journalist whose opinions of apple products don't match yours is biased?
     
  4. noobinator macrumors 601

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    The marshmallow comment was meant to be funny I believe.
     
  5. jtrue28 macrumors 6502

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    remembers that we're logged into a "mac" forum....

    #grabspopcorn
     
  6. Ludatyk macrumors 65816

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    She has her own view... She's coming from a perspective of how she views the iPhone.

    And I don't know if she's anti-Apple.. I remember she was one of the people who Microsoft chose to try the Surface at one of the Microsoft event. She was using a Mac at the time... And I think she has an iPhone as a daily driver.
     
  7. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Link?
     
  8. karmamule macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. I interpret that as her saying the increased weight is NOT something to worry about. She's making a positive point in a sarcastic way.
     
  9. ZombiePete macrumors 68020

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    I read her review and, while it wasn't glowing or anything, it wasn't overtly negative and didn't outright attack Apple or anything. I think you're being too defensive, maybe; on some issues, like the 16GB storage on the entry model, she's pretty in-line with what the rest of the industry is saying.

    She's there to tell her readers the pros and cons of the phone so they can decide whether to buy it or not, not to be a marketing person for Apple. Can't blame her for sharing her honest opinions with her typically-Stern humor/snarkiness.
     
  10. asleep macrumors 68040

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  11. metsjetsfan macrumors 65816

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    wow people keep saying lots of sites are only pro apple then they get one that is not and they're not happy. cant win.
    its her opinion, gotta respect it but we can all disagree.
     
  12. dilutedq macrumors regular

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    I'm not even sure why you are anyone would care if she dislikes it. IF she may or may not be "anti-apple" who cares. Why are you taking exception to it? How does it have impact on your daily life? You aren't part of some team, enjoy your phone and move on.
     
  13. Abbas macrumors member

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    I found her review to be one of the more balanced ones.
     
  14. cdd543 macrumors 6502

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    Hah wow it was intended to be tongue in cheek. She's wearing an apple watch and carries an iphone 6 as mentioned earlier. She even says it's the best iphone ever.
     
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  16. af21187 macrumors 6502

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    Who cares? If you don't like the review, move on. If it was an intentional move to get some fanboys worked up, obviously it worked.
     
  17. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    no they're not! what world do you live in that MY way is anything other than the ONLY way?????

    :D
     
  18. ultravisitor macrumors 6502

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    I have never thought that Joanna Stern has come off as anti-Apple. If anything, she's always seemed like an Apple fan.

    The marshmallow comment was clearly meant to be funny and to show that the weight gain is not a big deal.
     
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  20. noobinator macrumors 601

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    I'd like to add that this is the worst use of the word vendetta that I have ever encountered.
     
  21. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    I had never heard of Joanna Stern until about a minute ago. She's obviously entitled to her opinion and it's as good as anybody's. You don't have to agree with her, just forget it and move on. :)
     
  22. southflguy macrumors regular

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    Personally it doesn't sway me one way or the other. I'm an unapologetic Apple/Mac Addict since 1984. You have to judge for yourself.
     
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    Joanna Stern = macrumors user Swedegirl, CONFIRMED!
     

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