1. WDavis4692's Avatar
    Their bias is just sickening. First they moan about how the iPhone's have the perfect screen size and all these phablets and 5" devices are just oversized, too big, don't sit right in the hand, etc, etc.

    Now Apple comes out with bigger phones and all of a sudden "It feels good to hold" "not too big" blah, blah, blah.

    Now when they do a 'hands on' for a product if it's Apple product it's always just glowering praise, not a single criticism in their latest iP6 hands on. Yet any other manuf. and they complain about things. Are all Apple products perfect in their eyes?

    Does this moronic excuse of a tech site have any credibility at all?
    09-14-2014 06:40 PM
  2. Blkacesvf41's Avatar
    Not the only website to do that, quite a few of them out there. Also, don't forget how the media just loves to promote Apple's products! Last week, no mention at all of new Microsoft/Nokia phones launched but the iPhone 6 is all over the evening news!
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    09-14-2014 06:53 PM
  3. WDavis4692's Avatar
    I'm still trying to understand why articles are still claiming the iP5 has the 'best camera'. It boggles the mind.
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    09-14-2014 08:18 PM
  4. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Opinions can change, so really it's nothing too serious.

    I'm afraid in this day and age every "journalist" has to put an opinion on it rendering the article completely subjective instead of objective and whenever someone points it out, usually their response is "we're a blogging site" but then when it comes to special events that's journalists only they pretend to be "journalists".

    They're very few news sites that keep their opinion out of the article so I can get the facts.
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    09-14-2014 08:23 PM
  5. snowmutt's Avatar
    Yeah, I am pretty sure we all knew that this was going to be the "Year of the Apple" again. Honestly, I think if you look at the last 2 years, people have been fairly quiet on Apple. The iPhone 5, 5S, and 5C just didn't set the world on fire. It wasn't what the consumer wanted, and Apple was seeing drops in sales. Apple FINALLY responded, and released what their user base has been wanting: Bigger screens. As a result, the excitement for these 2 iPhones has been building for months. So, every tech site will glow and gush over these to get hits and traffic. Some are huge Apple fans to begin with, so it will be right up their alley.

    We need to accept it: Apple still rules in the mobile headlines. We are going to see a ton of Apple headlines all the way through Christmas. That iPhone 6+ will be the greatest answer to all the pains out there. Just the nature of the beast.

    Pity the poor iPhone user still stuck with a 3.5" screen.....
    09-15-2014 01:19 AM
  6. SlitheryImp's Avatar
    This picture sums it up... (from gauravh1 on twitter)
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    09-15-2014 02:20 AM
  7. jmshub's Avatar
    I've never liked the Verge for it's reporting, and never understood how it became a force of technology reporting.

    But if you want to see how Apple works the puppet strings of the media in an amazing long-form article series, I recommend checking out this series : Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media | 9to5Mac
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    09-15-2014 02:20 PM
  8. Ashish Gupta888's Avatar
    I agree with OP. I recently watched an youtube video about IP6 which was a parody and it pissed me off when he started comparing it with Android and WP. He completely neglected WP's existence by saying "..WP..oh, forget about it!!"
    This made me realize that people on the board have become more and more commercial and forgetting their business; the business that boasts off being unbiased!
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    09-15-2014 02:32 PM
  9. psoham777's Avatar
    Apples iPhones lack these features


    No micro sd support, nfc/Bluetooth sharing.


    No dual sim support


    IPhones 6/6+ are the first ones to get nfc, before that any of the iPhone didn't have nfc


    I know that the people buying an iPhone don't care about these features, but these most basic features are also the main reason most of the people don't buy an iPhone


    If you could get an iPhone for a contract then fine, otherwise here in India, you don't have carriers giving phones on contract. IPhones here are always too costly & are among the ones who set a huge bar for smartphone price, that to when we don't have apple services here & we are not going to get it anytime soon
    09-15-2014 10:34 PM
  10. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Apples iPhones lack these features


    No micro sd support, nfc/Bluetooth sharing.


    No dual sim support


    IPhones 6/6+ are the first ones to get nfc, before that any of the iPhone didn't have nfc


    I know that the people buying an iPhone don't care about these features, but these most basic features are also the main reason most of the people don't buy an iPhone


    If you could get an iPhone for a contract then fine, otherwise here in India, you don't have carriers giving phones on contract. IPhones here are always too costly & are among the ones who set a huge bar for smartphone price, that to when we don't have apple services here & we are not going to get it anytime soon
    yeah i spoke to my friend who imports apple products to resellers here and he said the estimated price of a 16gb iphone 6 is a whopping 69k and 20+ k for an apple watch
    this sums up to approx $2000 just as a starting price
    rather get an ipad and a windows phone
    09-16-2014 05:57 AM
  11. StephanW's Avatar
    I'm still trying to understand why articles are still claiming the iP5 has the 'best camera'. It boggles the mind.
    Because MP isn't key. That's why! Best camera depends on so many key features not just MegaPixel.
    One thing with my 1320. It hasn't got a killer camera, but it's so painfully slow that I always miss the moment. So what if I got that killer camera app, but when I see something pretty it takes 10 seconds to start! It's ****. Total ****.

    The best camera:

    - Fast, SUPER fast!
    - Easy, but really super easy!
    - Between 4 and 8 MP.
    - Color correction, noise reduction


    No micro sd support, nfc/Bluetooth sharing.
    MicroSD could be nice. But you should buy a killer fast SD because otherwise it's just crap! 90% of Apple users don't WANT to think about buying an SD, they want it to just work. And NFC or Bluetooth sharing, oh yeah that's sooo cool .... AirDrop my friend, AirDrop. So there goes your feature.

    No dual sim support
    I don't really get this ever, but I'm european. So perhaps it's not hot to have dual SIM in your phone.

    IPhones 6/6+ are the first ones to get nfc, before that any of the iPhone didn't have nfc
    And what did you really do with NFC? My girlfriend once, (one time) used it. She got her phone connected to speakers, but she walked further so NFC didn't connect anymore... she moved to Bluetooth directly. Can you give me one example why you used NFC?

    I know that the people buying an iPhone don't care about these features, but these most basic features are also the main reason most of the people don't buy an iPhone
    No, people don't buy the iPhone due to price. If the iPhone would be 400 USD the whole world would get one.
    09-16-2014 06:26 AM
  12. FFR's Avatar
    This picture sums it up... (from gauravh1 on twitter)
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    Well the iphone 6 plus is both thinner and slimmer than Samsung note 3
    09-16-2014 06:59 AM
  13. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Because MP isn't key. That's why! Best camera depends on so many key features not just MegaPixel.
    One thing with my 1320. It hasn't got a killer camera, but it's so painfully slow that I always miss the moment. So what if I got that killer camera app, but when I see something pretty it takes 10 seconds to start! It's ****. Total ****.

    The best camera:

    - Fast, SUPER fast!
    - Easy, but really super easy!
    - Between 4 and 8 MP.
    - Color correction, noise reduction



    MicroSD could be nice. But you should buy a killer fast SD because otherwise it's just crap! 90% of Apple users don't WANT to think about buying an SD, they want it to just work. And NFC or Bluetooth sharing, oh yeah that's sooo cool .... AirDrop my friend, AirDrop. So there goes your feature.


    I don't really get this ever, but I'm european. So perhaps it's not hot to have dual SIM in your phone.


    And what did you really do with NFC? My girlfriend once, (one time) used it. She got her phone connected to speakers, but she walked further so NFC didn't connect anymore... she moved to Bluetooth directly. Can you give me one example why you used NFC?


    No, people don't buy the iPhone due to price. If the iPhone would be 400 USD the whole world would get one.
    i dont think so
    airdrop is not the future because its limited to apple products only that too only newer ones
    i agree dual sim is not hot to have in a phone though
    the iphone camera is nothing compared to any carl zeiss lumia imho
    1320 doesnt have a carl zeiss lens but still has a nifty camera
    nokia camera may be slow to open etc but microsoft camera is really fast
    inbuilt storage without sd card support isnt the issue,the issue is when its just 16gb for the base variant and higher capacitites are massively pricier
    i agree megapixel isnt key etc but iphone 6 lacks ois etc as well
    09-16-2014 07:23 AM
  14. berty6294's Avatar
    Only thing The Verge has going for them is that they are more entertaining than most other tech sites.
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    09-16-2014 07:28 AM
  15. StephanW's Avatar
    i dont think so
    airdrop is not the future because its limited to apple products only that too only newer ones
    i agree dual sim is not hot to have in a phone though
    the iphone camera is nothing compared to any carl zeiss lumia imho
    1320 doesnt have a carl zeiss lens but still has a nifty camera
    nokia camera may be slow to open etc but microsoft camera is really fast
    inbuilt storage without sd card support isnt the issue,the issue is when its just 16gb for the base variant and higher capacitites are massively pricier
    i agree megapixel isnt key etc but iphone 6 lacks ois etc as well
    Well 100 USD more for 16 to 64GB. "Massively pricier" ...
    I could try Microsoft Camera, but Nokia Camera is the standard on my phone. I used that. Why do I even have 2 camera apps? It's confusing.
    Not that I make photos because like I said I always miss the moment. But we're going slightly off-topic.
    09-16-2014 07:51 AM
  16. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Their bias is just sickening. First they moan about how the iPhone's have the perfect screen size and all these phablets and 5" devices are just oversized, too big, don't sit right in the hand, etc, etc.

    Now Apple comes out with bigger phones and all of a sudden "It feels good to hold" "not too big" blah, blah, blah.

    Now when they do a 'hands on' for a product if it's Apple product it's always just glowering praise, not a single criticism in their latest iP6 hands on. Yet any other manuf. and they complain about things. Are all Apple products perfect in their eyes?

    Does this moronic excuse of a tech site have any credibility at all?
    I was a bit skeptical when people at WPCentral said that the Verge was biased.

    However I saw in one of their videos how quick they were to dismiss Android tablets, just because they we're running Android. I'm willing to provide the link to the video.

    They are biased however I still like watching a lot of their product reviews.
    09-16-2014 09:52 AM
  17. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    Just because it's Android? Wooooow talk about BS, I would like to see that vid :P I don't like Android but there has to be a constructive criticism about it instead of saying: Android? Pffft, Oh helloooooooo iOS where have you been? ;)
    09-16-2014 09:58 AM
  18. salmanahmad's Avatar
    Just because it's Android? Wooooow talk about BS, I would like to see that vid :P I don't like Android but there has to be a constructive criticism about it instead of saying: Android? Pffft, Oh helloooooooo iOS where have you been? ;)
    Just watch the first few minutes to hear him ignore a tablet just because its Android.

    Sony's new products, from the Z3 to the Walkman:

    Luckily the video has received a lot of dislikes, hopefully they realize their mistake.
    09-16-2014 10:15 AM
  19. teckris's Avatar
    Just watch the first few minutes to hear him ignore a tablet just because its Android.

    Sony's new products, from the Z3 to the Walkman:

    Luckily the video has received a lot of dislikes, hopefully they realize their mistake.
    Its more than HATE for Android and Microsoft!!
    09-16-2014 10:33 AM
  20. FFR's Avatar
    I thought the verge were very fair to Microsoft and the the surface tablet.
    09-16-2014 10:36 AM
  21. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    Well 100 USD more for 16 to 64GB. "Massively pricier" ...
    I could try Microsoft Camera, but Nokia Camera is the standard on my phone. I used that. Why do I even have 2 camera apps? It's confusing.
    Not that I make photos because like I said I always miss the moment. But we're going slightly off-topic.
    US and UK arent the only places where iphones are available
    here in india,iphone 5s 16gb and 32gb price difference was approx 12-15k($220-300) roughly
    microsoft camera is standard btw not nokia camera
    i also wish nokia camera was fast though,love its various options
    09-16-2014 01:27 PM
  22. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    I was a bit skeptical when people at WPCentral said that the Verge was biased.

    However I saw in one of their videos how quick they were to dismiss Android tablets, just because they we're running Android. I'm willing to provide the link to the video.

    They are biased however I still like watching a lot of their product reviews.
    ikr
    they are biased towards apple not wp and android thats really unfair and not professional imho
    09-16-2014 01:28 PM
  23. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Their bias is just sickening. First they moan about how the iPhone's have the perfect screen size and all these phablets and 5" devices are just oversized, too big, don't sit right in the hand, etc, etc.

    Now Apple comes out with bigger phones and all of a sudden "It feels good to hold" "not too big" blah, blah, blah.

    Now when they do a 'hands on' for a product if it's Apple product it's always just glowering praise, not a single criticism in their latest iP6 hands on. Yet any other manuf. and they complain about things. Are all Apple products perfect in their eyes?

    Does this moronic excuse of a tech site have any credibility at all?
    If you are sickened by what they write, why read it?

    The main complaints about the Note series has always been how hard it is to use the phone one handed so it stands to reason that the iPhone is not as unwieldy as the note. I had both the note 1 and 2 and can say that they are wide phones not easy to try to use 1 handed.....

    I've seen many threads complaining about this writer or this tech site being biased against WP.... get over it... The majority of people who use smartphones are biased against WP.. These sites and writers are only stating how the majority of folks feel about it and getting upset or angry about it won't change the fact about it. Writing them explaining in a adult manner your displeasure with the article and their obvious biased style of writing has caused you to stop visiting their site is more productive than just posting a rant about it here.

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    09-16-2014 02:13 PM
  24. worldspy99's Avatar
    Nilay Patel and David Pierce need to be on Apple's payroll:-)
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    09-16-2014 02:21 PM

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