Media is killing my iPad buzz

Discussion in 'iPad' started by spiderman0616, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. spiderman0616 macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    I really hate the media when new Apple stuff launches. I got one weekend of no media BS and now the heat thing has taken less than three days to get completely spun into something it's not. And it's all because of wording.

    It seems like a few people in some forums said their iPads were "overheating" when they meant to say "noticeably warmer". But the media saw "overheating" and they ran with it.

    This is just like when I got my iPhone 4. Happiness completely snuffed out by people ripping on a great product. Doesn't seem fair. It's all in the name of generating more clicks.

    For the record, my iPad has barely even gotten warm, has no screen issues, and has better wifi reception than my iPad 2. Think anyone will put me in the news for that?
  2. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    I agree with this completely.

    The funny thing, we're clued into the media's iPad reaction b/c we're close to it. Just imagine how much other media feeding we take at face value with little investigation.. It's a bit scary.
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    The solution is easy, really. Ignore the media.

    The media has its own biases and needs to create controversy for ratings. If you get caught up in that hype you will lose sleep. It's not worth it.

    Do you own research, reach your own conclusions, and forget the media hype. You'll live longer, you'll be happier, and your buzz will be spared.
  4. calilove macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2012
    News channels are classified as entertainment, treat them that way.
  5. Maclver macrumors 68020


    Nov 23, 2008
    36°07′53″N 95°56′14″W
    Lol I was getting ready to make a thread about this.. My local news ran a story yesterday about the new iPad and I literally was shocked...

    During the news they actually showed the breaking news graphic and the headline read
    " consumer reports reports the iPad runs warmer" and tonight they said another

    " another issue with the iPad, the 4G is so fast many users are having unexpected bills due to data overages".... Really lol I don't understand this stupidly...
  6. Booloo macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2012
  7. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
    Or accept the fact that Apple isn't perfect, evidence seen with the antenna on the 4. Or are you one of those that pump rainbows up their arse regardless of what they do or put out?
  8. DarthRandom macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2011
    The iPad 3rd gen is my first iPad and so far I encountered no problems. Video or gaming I didn't feel as if I was getting burned.
  9. OzExige macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2008
    Yeah that's it.

  10. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    Trolls desperately seeking something to complain about.
    Yellow Journalism.

    Perfect together
  11. Booloo macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2012
    Of course they aren't. But these ipad "issues" are really grasping straws.
  12. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    The only thing more ridiculous than overblown media coverage about iPad issues is the notion that overblown media coverage could have any effect on one's iPad "buzz".

    "Mommy the news man is harshing on my iPad! Whatever shall I do?"

    Lol. Seriously listen to yourselves.
  13. lilo777 macrumors 603

    Nov 25, 2009
    It sounds like you are buying/choosing your devices for a wrong reason and as a result are very insecure in your choice. Are you seeking validation for your decisions in mass media? Are you afraid that the media might say that you bought a lemon? You should not worry about that too much. Apple has enough money to shut the media up.
  14. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I don't give a damn what the media says. I still like mine - and you should too.
  15. newbiemacguy128 macrumors regular

    Jul 8, 2009
    I don't think anyone should take anything the media says personally. In fact, they may be doing you a favor! The iPad 3 being warmer may or may not be an issue to you, but without people complaining we would never get that perfect device we've always wanted.

    Yellow tint, antennae issues, wifi problems, heat issues, back light bleeding, and etc. If no one complained, quality control would be quite different.

    IMO though, the heat is a big problem FOR me. Doing light gaming/web browsing and getting sweaty hands is not cool!
  16. wharzhee macrumors 6502

    Apr 27, 2010
    A few days before the launch, the media also said that the iPad launch would be delayed by 3days and all iPad shipment will be delayed by 3 weeks. All hail the media.
  17. Username02 macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2010
    "Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back!" - Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds
  18. drenline macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2010
    I can cook my breakfast by placing my food on top of my new iPad now.
  19. spiderman0616 thread starter macrumors 68040


    Aug 1, 2010
    That's the kind of stuff I'm talking about. How can they purposely be so misleading? It's Apple's fault that people are blowing their data plans?
  20. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    This is actually the best solution to a whole world of problems.

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