Regarding the September 12th Apple event
Yes, it’s true, just as the bearded one said it would be, Apple is throwing an event on the 12th of September. About what? Apple hasn’t said yet. But of course that hasn’t stopped people (idiots) online from saying that Apple has announced the iPhone 5, and even more people from lamenting that the name is stupid. But it’s not confined only to simpletons commenting online and tech blogs, as a whole bunch of very old publications have written the same thing. Do I even need to point out how stupid this is?
First off, shall we take a look at what exactly apple has announced? Let’s!
I see no mention of any specific product, iPhone or otherwise, in this image. Sure, you could speculate about what the number 5 in the shadow might mean, but that doesn’t make any new iPhone announced. Only in the empty skulls of cretins clamoring for a bigger hit-count on their website does this mean Apple has announced anything beyond an event next week! If I have somehow managed to miss where Apple just announced the new iPhone in their event invitation, feel free to point it out to me at email@example.com, ok?
And shall we move on to the name speculation frenzy that exploded onto twitter, mere nanoseconds after the official announcement of the event? Dear lord people must have few things to worry about since they can plow down so much time into whining about a yet unannounced product’s assumed name. Which, by the way, is total bullshit. If anything, Apple will call it the new iPhone, just like in the case of the new iPad. See a pattern emerging by chance?
Loudly and widely proclaiming that the next iPhone has been announced is just factually incorrect right now. No new product has been announced yet, just an event at the Yerba Buena center of the arts. Of course you are free to speculate about what the event will be about, but labeling your ramblings as facts is just wrong on so many levels!
I was originally going to throttle back on my snark about this whole thing until after the event when everybody and their uncle will undoubtedly lament that the new iPhone didn’t cater to their esoteric demands and needs, but it just became too much. When I see reasonably reputable sources of news report the same hogwash as Random Bob’s Apple Blog, or even worse, it just annoys the heck out of me. Not because it’s related to Apple, but because people act like attention-seeking nincompoops.
For crying out loud, people. Can we please wait until after the event on the 12th before we start going ballistic over the next iPhone? Assuming that there will be one, you know. Like I said, it’s all speculation since Apple hasn’t mentioned any specific product yet…