Is the iPhone half full or half empty?
The Macalope was amused to read the following two headlines this morning.
The UK’s largest iPhone survey undertaken by iPhone blog iphonic.tv has found that while interest in Apple’s upcoming mobile is very high, even Apple die-hards won’t invest in the handset unless it is competitively priced and available on their network.
The iPhone looks set to make a big impression when it launches in Europe.
Both cite the same poll.
The author of the second piece, Macworld UK’s Jonny Evans, also noticed the disparate interpretations.
You see, first thing I thought when I read a survey claiming one-in-four people would switch networks in order to get their hands on an iPhone was “oh, that’s a lot of people”.
But it’s being reported as failure. It’s as if some reporters think that the iPhone will be a failure unless it achieves the same level of dominance within the mobile industry as the iPod has in terms of music players.
That’s ever so sophistic. You can’t accuse an unreleased product of potential failure when you describe an unrealistic target for it.
Jonny sadly hasn’t learned that his Earth logic has no bearing in the world of Apple coverage.