MSNBC Website going all out on the iPhone Hate!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kresh, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. kresh macrumors 6502a

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    Today MSNBC/CBNC is turning up the hate on the Apple iPhone.

    Come on MSNBC, show us the love...

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    edit: for the critics too lazy to type "msnbc" in the search bar :p - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3033509/
     
  2. retnuh730 macrumors regular

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    Simple, iPhone haters get more pageviews as on the fence people tend to go tehre to find the cons, and people who arent getting the iphone support it too.
     
  3. bacsig macrumors newbie

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    Anyone who would go to MSNBC for any useful information is deluded. After all the MS stands for MICROSOFT. What do you expect?
     
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  5. Rojo macrumors 65816

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    It's MSnbc -- of course they're trashing iPhone! :rolleyes:
     
  6. Mac-Addict macrumors 65816

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    Or MSNbc AHA! ok maybe not but Geekbrief's very own Cali Lewis will be appearing on MSNBC to talk about her iPhone! (when she gets it!)
     
  7. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    i like how you not provide a link but provide an image without the address bar shown. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Doozy macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I got a kick out of that as well.
     
  9. Billy Boo Bob macrumors 6502

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    Duck... It's a Drive-By!

    Well, Microsoft is actually not involved with them any more... I'm surprised they haven't changed the name to HCNBC.
     
  10. kresh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hehe, I didn't want you to watch their video, just see a pic of their hate :)
     
  11. Billy Boo Bob macrumors 6502

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    Well, with a link it's likely to change right away... Someone coming a little later and seeing the thread will get a link to Saturday's news or Sunday's news.
     
  12. OllyW Moderator

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    With the massive hype the iPhone has been receiving, there is bound to be a degree of backlash.

    Just wait until people get their iPhones home later and start trying to set them up. If there are any problems at all, expect there to be all hell let loose on the forums :D
     
  13. kresh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but they remind me of a child sitting in a corner, slapping the floor, sobbing and screaming "I hate you, I hate you, I hate you"
     
  14. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    Cali pwnz
     
  15. APPLENEWBIE macrumors 6502a

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    Something kinda cute

    This morning on the Today show (NBC) they had a segment on how Microsoft is working on their next AMAZING technology. They showed some guy having trouble using a regular smartphone keyboard and complaining about it. They did a blurb about the amazing big ass microsoft table. THen they had a snippet with a Microsoft "Audio Geek" (as read a sign on his door.) Audio geek was discussing sound issues... and on his desk there sat a 12" Powerbook...
     
  16. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    after viewing the vid, i don't think MSNBC's hating at all. the vid simply points out that there are people will not purchase an iphone. :rolleyes:

    and did you expect people to discuss this thread fairly without providing the source?


    say what?

    (above link is the vid that the OP is referring to)
     
  17. kresh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The topic was not the video, but the website :rolleyes:



    Absolutely, you zeroed in on the video, and not the presentation that the website was making :rolleyes:



    The post was updated 25 minutes ago with the link :rolleyes:
     
  18. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Agreed. The video doesn't really bash the iPhone, it just points out how there are a lot of people are not going to be standing in line for it. That, and how that guy really wants to hold on to the past.
     
  19. bacsig macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but the tune lingers on......:rolleyes:
     
  20. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    While it's true that most casual MSNBC surfers are just going to see the title and move on, it isn't right to say that MSNBC is hating on the iPhone. The video doesn't really say anything bad about the phone at all. In fact, it sort of praises the fact that it's a revolutionary product. If you hadn't see the video first, why did you post it and then not expect a reaction to a bad thread?
     
  21. kresh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't dispute your impression of the video.

    I was talking about how it was presented. The blurb implies that the 290 million rest of us don't get the hype. I took it to mean they are saying the iPhone does not matter to anybody but Mac fanboys.
     
  22. biturbomunkie macrumors 6502a

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    my dear, the center of your image is the vid itself. besides, why did you say:


    i provided a direct link to the vid in reply to Billy Boo Bob, showing that a link to the vid is possible.

    also, providing a link 23 mins after the thread has started doesn't lead to a fair discussion.
     
  23. kresh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did not mention one word about the video. The thread title mentioned "website" not "video".

    The video you are referring to has a description that makes it appear that no one cares about the iPhone and then further down the list is a video about the Achille's Hill of the iPhone.

    You're just assuming that I have not seen the video, and assuming what I expect, when in fact I was not even talking about the content of the video.
     
  24. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

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    My mom actually called me this morning and asked if I was 'sure I wanted to get the iPhone'. She had read in the newspaper this morning that the battery was not replaceable, could not send pictures, etc. I told her you could email pictures and who knows if they will enable MMS at a later time, and my current 6700 from Alltel has MMS disabled and I can't send photos now as it stands. I have an original 30gig Video ipod and the battery still works. I have a 1 year old 6700 and I have not had to replace the battery yet.
     
  25. Billy Boo Bob macrumors 6502

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    Exactly... They're the type of drive-by that will lead a story strong and bold with "Child kill by SUV"... Then buried near the end of the story it will say that the driver was cleared of all charges because the kid ran right out in front of him, and witnesses agreed... But they want to make sure you understand right at the start that it's that damn SUVs fault.

    That is what PMSNBC is all about.
     

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