I read a half dozen reviews of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus before work this morning, on all the usual tech blogs and newspaper websites. Most agree that it the are not just the best iPhones yet, but among the best smartphones you can buy.
One other common factor to all of the reviews was the extraordinary vitriol in the comments below, with owners of other phones decrying Apple owners as sheep, accusing the tech reviewers of being, variously, hypocrites, paid shills, blinded by marketing or biased, condemning the screen, camera, processor, OS and battery life and holding up their own favoured device as clearly better.
If you read the two reviews in The Guardian (one by Stephen Fry) and the one in the Independent, it’s just anger, accusations and insults. Why does it make people so angry that reviewers like the iPhone? Is it so hard to believe that it’s just a very good product that is more than the sum of its parts?
Many people will receive an iPhone 6 on Friday. By and large, they will love it – and it won’t really matter whether LG, HTC, Samsung, Microsoft or Sony have done one just a little bit better.
Why do people feel the need to ruin it for others? Peter M.
A very good question from Peter and it highlights what is currently happening perfectly. You should see some of the nonsense that has arrived in my inbox on the subject.