Sore losers

El Reg’s Tony Smith on why the tech hacks are so bent out of shape by the iPhone 4S:

Journalists being journalists, there’s no hint of an apology that all their breathless prose devoted to iPhone 5 rumours proved to be wrong.


Apple has been criticised in the past for merely making cosmetic changes to unchanged internals yet announcing the result as new product. Today, it’s been slapped down for doing, effectively, the opposite.

You think a company not doing what the pundits hope it’ll do – without any hard evidence that it will – is bad? It’s nothing compared to pundits pouring scorn on said firm because they were caught out.