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The new iPhones: a $3bn "disappointment"

Fast FT:

The company just announced that fourth quarter sales would come in at the high end of its expectations, which ranged from $34bn to $37bn, after sales of its iPhone 5s and 5c devices smashed forecasts this weekend.

Apple said it had sold 9m iPhone 5s and 5c units over its first weekend on sale, a record for the company.

Once again, the opinion piece of the tech press are utterly at odds with the public perception and reaction. Tech journalism is trapped in a model of what constitutes value and innovation that doesn’t match with that of the public.

There’s an opportunity there for some enterprising journalists, isn’t there?


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Adam Tinworth   Adam Tinworth

Adam has been a blogger for over 20 years, and a journalist for more than 25. He currently works as a consultant and trainer, helping people do better, more engaged online journalism.


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