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iBacklash: Are ZDNet blogs naysaying the iPhone?


Over at 2 A Day, they certainly think something's gotten into the water at ZDnet. The quick meta-analysis shows that 11 ZDnet blogs have posted more than 50 negative items about the iPhone in the last 10 days or so. Is this excessive pre-release carping, or simply prudent, slightly contrarian analysis? Don't forget, ZDnet is home to some of the most well-regarded voices in the Mac blogosphere... and certainly mainstream media outlets like the Wall Street Journal (analysis courtesy Daring Fireball) are not being coy on the topic of iPhone's appropriateness for the corporate market.

I know I'd be frustrated if someone was peeking over our shoulders at TUAW and second-guessing our individual editorial choices, seeking for a hidden bias and specific agenda. 'Course, the thing is, around here we wear our agenda on our collective sleeve: we're Apple fans, and we wouldn't be here if we weren't. While we may cast the occasional gimlet eye at the choices and products made at One Infinite Loop, the fact is that we're all excited about the iPhone, and I don't see that there's any point in pretending otherwise. If there is an iPhone backlash brewing, I hope we'll be among the first to point out the line of people jumping off the bandwagon -- and, as we've said repeatedly, let's try to reserve formal thumbs-up or -down on the device until it ships.

Update: Larry Dignan has posted a post-by-post response to the 2 A Day item over on the Between The Lines blog at ZDnet. Summary: Larry says nobody's hatin' on the iPhone.

[via Fake Steve]

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