I use Google Reader to view all my RSS feeds but lately I’m getting really annoyed with some of the websites out there. For example, here’s the RSS feed for Gizmodo, a popular technology weblog about consumer electronics.

TUAW is also another website I like to check out, but just like Gizmodo, they will not shut up about the iPhone. The way I see it, if the iPhone fails, people will blame Apple for the hype. But is Apple really the one hyping the product or is it bloggers with no self control?

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25 Comments

Comment by Jason
2007-06-29 14:30:53

Gizmodo offers this link:

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/not:iphone

– j

 
Comment by Lyle
2007-06-29 14:52:01

It seems you may have a point, as depicted in this article from the SF chronicle. It’s pretty amusing though.

 
Comment by GonnaBuyAMac
2007-06-29 15:40:15

When even Hawk is saying shut up about it, you know it’s getting WAY out of hand. lol

Comment by Askaris
2007-07-02 04:43:13

And how. :P

 
 
Comment by JoeX
2007-06-29 17:19:51

You know I read gizmodos feed this morning and thought the exact same thing, like enough already! for a while now they been talking about the iPhone like its the second coming or something, talk about biased reporting jeje

 
Comment by Geass
2007-06-29 17:24:39

I gave a chuckle at the “JesusPhone” article title.

 
Comment by Novaoblivion
2007-06-29 17:27:12

While I like the iPhone, the amount of hype is insane, I must admit I am tired of it.

 
Comment by sklrjkt
2007-06-29 17:42:33

A huge plus, however, was in the dallas morning news today…this will really push other cell phone companies to spend more on R&D. Whether or not the iphone flops, which i dont think/hope it wont do so, it will help push other companies towards newer and better things.

Comment by Tachi
2007-06-29 18:58:57

This would be the best result of all the iPhone hype. Just like the music industry, cell phone companys need to look for new ways to structure thier businesses and how they interact with thier customers.

 
 
Comment by Rob
2007-06-29 20:46:31

Yeah, count me in as another avid Apple fan tired of the iPhone hype. Can’t wait till it’s all said and done with.

 
Comment by Vantina
2007-06-29 21:03:46

Well, reviewers can say what they like, but I think they’re really innovative and groundbreaking. I’m holding my store’s demo iPhone (I work in rockwall, texas) and I’ve never been a Mac fan at all. I don’t have a mac, an iPod, and have never wanted one, but I actually kind of want one now, though I think I’ll wait awhile.

So, Hawk, this is the first time I’ll have posted (been reading for a couple years) and you now have a first post -from- an iPhone.

 
Comment by Dainix Zsigmond
2007-06-29 21:05:28

Kind of ridiculous around here, the hype it’s getting. If it were Verizon, I’d think about getting one, but I’m not going to stand in line to get something I’ll use seldomly for $500.

iWhat? iPhone? iDon’tCare at the moment.

 
Comment by Letao
2007-06-30 00:24:25

TUAW has been touting it’s iPhone-free feed for a few weeks…

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/06/22/iphone-free-tuaw-feed/

Comment by Tehprecursor
2007-06-30 14:00:56

isnt it bad that they NEED an “iphone free” feed?

 
 
2007-06-30 00:58:51

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Comment by Samo
2007-06-30 03:56:23

Dude, you know that you are one of them bloggers blogging about the iPhone, right? :o)

 
Comment by Bensdiaz
2007-07-01 11:27:38

I heard it can fly and is immune to Kryptonite! ^-^

 
Comment by Samuriartguy
2007-07-01 16:49:49

For your snarking pleasure… took a look at the devotees at the Palisades Mall on Friday afternoon…

http://samuraiartguy.livejournal.com/94213.html

 
Comment by Legendaryratboy
2007-07-01 20:27:35

The one thing I cant stop thinking about is how whenever something gets astronomically overhyped it either turns out to be true and owns ass, or it is actually so horrible that a global demand for memory supressants comes out because of how desperate people aare of forgetting the HORROR.
lapsed into story writing mode for a sec, sorry.

 
Comment by The Geek
2007-07-02 02:12:51

iPhone neat looking phone yes. Overhyped very much so. Will I get one not until the second gen after they work out the bugs and improve things a bit.

 
Comment by Dr. Mobius
2007-07-02 05:50:12

I’m waiting for the iPhone Lite. Apple’s RAZR killer for those of us who want a kickass phone, but don’t need all the extra features of a smartphone.

 
Comment by Pchemisfun
2007-07-02 07:55:27

Yea the hype is insane on the iPhone. But the only way I see it failing is if the price doesn’t eventually come down.

 
Comment by SEMC
2007-07-02 08:13:16

Problem is, from what the sales rep told me about how the iPhone will be sold is:

You can’t “buy” the phone.
You have to have a NEW 2 year contract to get one from AT&T (I think this confused them because even though I have a current 2 year subscription, they wouldn’t let me get one).
You can only get one from the corporate offices which may or may not be in convenient driving distance from where you live

 
Comment by SEMC
2007-07-02 08:16:02

I hope to god that this doesn’t change how cell phone companies sell their phones. They are already restrictive about phones from one company not working with another company. Now add 5 year exclusive deals too?

 
Comment by Dil Okulu
2008-04-02 16:29:08

does anyone knows if there is any other information about this subject in other languages?

 

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