Sunday, September 24, 2017

No lines for iPhone 8? Now that's #FakeNews (Photos)

The mainstream press wanted America to know that "No one cares about the iPhone 8." Never underestimate how much Apple fans in Bethesda care! There was indeed a line at the Bethesda Row Apple Store on Launch Day for the iPhone 8, which hit the streets more than a month before the ridiculously-expensive but coveted iPhone X. Also on display Friday was the next Apple Watch. Strangely, the iPhones were not connected to the internet, preventing a thorough test.




14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speaking of fake news -- what we see in that first photo is about as long as the line ever got.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Dyer knows what "fake news" means.

Mr. Dyer, can you provide a link to one of these "mainstream press" articles stating there were no lines at any Apple store anywhere in the world?

Mr Frix said...

I think the ones that are crazy enough to line the streets for the new thingy are crazy enough to wait for the x. It will happen when that happens

Anonymous said...

What mainstream news place said no one cares??

Anonymous said...

A few examples of doomsday headlines over the past couple of days. As Dyer reported, there is strong interest in Bethesda anyway.

Noticeable Absence Of Lines For Release Of iPhone 8 (CBS)
Apple's iPhone 8 launch in Sydney sees bleak turnout
We may have hit peak Apple (Quartz)
The iPhone 8 Debuts to Weak Demand, Uncertain Interest
Apple Investors React to Reports of Sluggish iPhone 8 Launch (Yahoo)

Anonymous said...

18 people in line outside that store, about twice that number visible inside the store.

That's nothing compared to Georgetown Cupcake on a typical day.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:50 AM - Or Silver Diner any Sunday at brunch time.

Anonymous said...

"Strangely, the iPhones were not connected to the internet, preventing a thorough test."

Translation: "They kicked me out of the store before I could snap a picture of my hobby blog displaying on the iPhone X."

Anonymous said...

Compare this to the line for the iPhone 6 at the same store. Positively pales in comparison.

Anonymous said...

The picture for Robert Dyer's very next article shows no one waiting outside the Apple Store. LOL

Anonymous said...

Iphones are for people who are illiterate, just like Dyer.

Anonymous said...

Oh for heaven's sake. Mine was delivered to my door on Friday.

(That's what us literate iphone users do, 12:27.)

Anonymous said...

Do a Google image search for "Leave The Apple Store".

Anonymous said...

I hardly think this is some mainstream media cover-up. The new iPhone simply isn't as big a leap forward as some previous models. It's got baby-step improvements. That's fine, but it's not going to bring people out in droves.

Just like Microsoft Windows. People waited in line overnight for a copy of Windows 95. You didn't see that for Windows 10 or (shudder) Vista.