Around New Years eve a story started floating around tech sites (and even some mainstream news sites) about Samsung beating out Apple in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) smartphone customer satisfaction survey.(H/T Phillip Elmer Dewitt) Apparently this story originated with Zach Epstein over at BGR but was picked up at places like Engadget (who mused that perhaps customers were unhappy with the larger iPhone sizes or that bendagte factored in to the lower score) and 9to5Mac among others. Only problem with this story is the results are from May 2014 and the iPhone 6 is obviously no where to be found in the survey. In fact neither is the Galaxy S5. How can BGR get away with passing off a May 2014 survey as current news and how do all these other websites run with it without checking the source? Jordan Kahn at 9to5Mac admits in his story that the data "was first reported in May" but still ran the story anyway. Engadget speculates about iPhone 6 and 'bendagte' when those phones weren't even included in the survey. I know when I first saw the story at Engadget I assumed it was recent as they called it "the latest survey". Only after the fact (and 174 comments) did Engadget update their story to say the data was actually from May. Yet they didn't feel the need to pull the story or at least update the headline. I'm sorry but this is just embarrassing and another reason I'm skeptical about anything the media reports on Apple. It's so obvious there's an anti-Apple agenda that the broader tech media is all to happy to advance, even if it includes recycling 7 month old data.