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As if the PC magazine world wasn’t bad enough with PC World’s 10 Reasons We Hate Apple, now PC Magazine is running reports on Apple by “ThinkSecret.com Staff.” Gee, no thanks, guys.
Today’s report is about the “iPhone Launch Crisis,” and ThinkSecret’s sources “report Apple will announce an official ship date for the iPhone at WWDC—some time in the second half of June—and the company is expected to start accepting pre-orders for the hotly anticipated item following the keynote on June 11.”
Wow, Apple originally said the iPhone would be available in June and now ThinkSecret has brought us the scoop of the year by noting it will ship in the second half of June! (which contradicts ThinkSecret’s note in January that the iPhone might launch sooner than June)
But what about that launch crisis? See, my Tiger-supplied Oxford English dictionary defines crisis as “a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger.” But ThinkSecret’s report says Cingular expects the iPhone to create “the biggest selling period seen in a few years.”
It was only Monday that ThinkSecret hinted at “an iPod update as early as tomorrow, with a touch-screen iPod taking center stage.” Guess what? It didn’t happen Tuesday (nor as of this writing). And what about ThinkSecret’s January report that iWork ’07 (with new spreadsheet app) was near release or that there was a 95 percent chance Leopard would be previewed at the Macworld Expo keynote?
So PC Magazine editors, if you’re going to hire someone to write about Apple, maybe get someone less laughable. (My prices are reasonable)