Wow Gizmodo is Really Giving it to Apple - Petition for Free Bumpers!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jw nyc, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
    Anyone see this yet? I know there has been other petitions on this site but it's becoming more and more clear than Gizmodo has an agenda against Apple.
  2. stlredbird macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2009
    At least their slogan isn't "Fair and Balanced"
  3. jw nyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008

    And another of their posts from earlier today...

    "Remember, You Can Always Return Your New iPhone"
  4. darkhunter139 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    Gizmodo is a joke, they always have been. Never read their blog before and wont start reading it after the press they have recently been getting.
  5. M1Lance macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010
    Yeah it's pretty obvious at this point. Obviously they are still bitter over the stolen iphone lawsuit, and I don't blame them, but this is just getting ridiculous.

    The EVO launched with several hardware issues, a problem with the screen that caused the glass to separate from the phone, but there was probably only a post or two dedicated to it. Meanwhile if one person's iphone 4 so much as loses a bar of signal strength they seem to dedicate a whole feature to it.

    Also they are claiming that one of the chief problems with the phone is that the screen will crack if you drop it too much. Give me a break.

    I've had the phone since Thurs and haven't had one dropped call, yellow spot, or scratch on the screen even after dropping twice.
  6. jw nyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
    This isn't true. Gizmodo is actually a very well written blog with great writers. It's probably my 2nd favorite technology blog on the Internet. That being said, I do agree that since the whole iPhone 4 scandal, they've been very biased against Apple.
  7. fuzion macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2010
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Oh yeah, they sure are sticking it to Apple! :rolleyes: Please, online petitions, whether from a dumbass site like Gizmodo or not are pointless.
  9. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007
    I already got my free bumper, and Gizmodo sucks.
  10. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    ...And if Gizmodo's editors have any ounce of intelligence, they would KNOW this.

    In fact, I'm pretty sure they totally realize that the petition itself is meaningless. Nonetheless, this does give them publicity, which means more clicks to their site, which is exactly what they're in this business for. Gizmodo has (accidentally or not) fallen into a niche of being the bad boy that sticks it to Apple at every turn. Apple haters love a good bash-fest. And if Giz can attract that market, you bet they'll use any little gimmick they can to make sure they do.

    (And they'll do this at the same time that they readily hang onto their iPhone 4's, of course.)
  11. joefro macrumors member

    Dec 26, 2008
    I love this comment I found on the Gizmodo article:
    "I really think this will work, considering how much Apple loves Giz."
  12. jw nyc thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
  13. jmpage2 macrumors 68040


    Sep 14, 2007
    Jason Chen banned me from commenting at Gizmodo after I teased them over a ridiculous post complaining of a Fedex guy delivering a package. From their tagline they made it sound like the guy spiked the damn box or chucked it at the house.

    What did the delivery guy actually do? He gently tossed the box onto the front porch from a couple of feet away.

    Gizmodo can suck it. I stick to other sites for tech news now.
  14. darkhunter139 macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    I guess saying they were a joke was going a little overboard but I never liked reading the blog.
  15. stlredbird macrumors 6502


    Feb 24, 2009
  16. LimeyBastard macrumors regular

    May 25, 2010
    "It's nearly impossible to tell which side is the front."

    That's as far as I got. I'm sure he's usually brilliant though.
  17. AshStorm macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2010
    I'm not a blind Apple fanatic nor am I an instigator for the sake of going against the grain but the Haterade Gizmodo is serving up is pretty pathetic.

    Can't live with the consequences of your own actions, Gawker crew? Then don't do it and stop whining.
  18. ChazUK macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2008
    Essex (UK)
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    The worrying thing is, he had one before all of the other reviewers! :D
  19. AshStorm macrumors member

    Apr 16, 2010
    It used to be one of my favorite's too! I used to visit a lot of their blog sites on a very regular basis. Now I just can't stand their whining and avoid them like the plague.
  20. tuatha macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2010
    Did you guys all miss the part where they spent four months chasing apple down over the faulty iMac screens?

    That was months before the iPhone protoype issue.

    This is bigger and from early reports seems to be affecting far more people, so it makes sense for it to get more attention.

    They may very well be pissed off with Apple about the prototype issue, but this isn't evidence of it. It's pretty much in keeping with Gizmodo's recent history.

    Personally I think it's good for them to be drawing attention to this (regardless of their motives) and I'm sure there are an awful lot of disgruntled iPhone users right now who would agree.
  21. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    Hey, don't knock online petitions! Don't you remember that big election that was swayed by an online petition? Oh wait, there wasn't one.

    But don't you remember that local grocery store that was saved by an online petition? Oh wait, it wasn't saved.

    Oh yeah, now I petitions are ***** useless.

    The day a blog that tries to think of itself as "professional" resorts to using online petitions is the day said blog has officially jumped the shark.
  22. tmac12 macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2010
    That was a very well written review. When he said its hard to tell the front from the back he is talking about by feeling. With the back no longer rounded and glass being on both sides slipping the phone out of your pocket and distinguishing the front from the back without looking is harder than before.
  23. Bob70011 macrumors newbie


    Jan 6, 2009
  24. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Wow, nobody at Gizmodo would put their real name on the "free bumper" article? Really? :eek:
  25. Richy23 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2010
    Made me smile! :D

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