The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
David Pogue, technology maven at the New York Times, is in what can only be called Desperate Back-Track Mode over the iPhone hold-it-wrong-and-it-dies design debacle. The poor schnuck failed to realize that his perfectly performing “free-for-as-long-as-you-want-it-David” iPhone4 tester was likely a carefully pre-screened model not some of the shelf POS you and I buy. Fair enough. Would you risk any old specimen assembled by one of a long line of suicidal Foxconn workers when your reviewer has an audience of millions?
Pogue backtracks, while still stepping in it.
So how should we hold it, Mr. Jobs?
Ummm …. you mean not this way as in the video at Apple.com? Better check it out quick before they change it.
Or even this:
Hand on the antenna seam, every time.
Yeah. Sure. I know. It’s an isolated occurrence.
An isolated occurrence.
Maybe a spot of the Old Bard is called for:
I know BS when I smell it and this one reeks to high heaven.
Disclosure: No AAPL position. You think I’m stoopid?