Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Sep 2013 22:52 UTC
Apple

Apple today announced it has sold a record-breaking nine million new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, just three days after the launch of the new iPhones on September 20. In addition, more than 200 million iOS devices are now running the completely redesigned iOS 7, making it the fastest software upgrade in history.

Impressive.

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RE[2]: Comment by ishtar
by Morgan on Wed 25th Sep 2013 04:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by ishtar"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I wouldn't worry too much about the downvoting. I like iOS, have said as much many times here, and I get downvoted any time I say something slightly less flattering than "OMG teh iPhone is teh koolz" (see above). You get used to it after a while.

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RE[3]: Comment by ishtar
by leos on Wed 25th Sep 2013 05:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ishtar"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

I wouldn't worry too much about the downvoting. I like iOS, have said as much many times here, and I get downvoted any time I say something slightly less flattering than "OMG teh iPhone is teh koolz" (see above). You get used to it after a while.


What a bunch of nonsense. ishtar was voted down for posting a useless comment with no basis in reality. You think someone posting that same comment about any other device release wouldn't get voted down?

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RE[4]: Comment by ishtar
by Morgan on Wed 25th Sep 2013 10:45 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ishtar"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

What a bunch of nonsense. ishtar was voted down for posting a useless comment with no basis in reality.


Not really. I post useless, even banal, comments sometimes in an attempt to be funny, and they are often voted up. For example:

http://www.osnews.com/permalink?573139

You think someone posting that same comment about any other device release wouldn't get voted down?


It depends on the platform. Once you've been on a site for a while you get a feel for the bias that is inherent in any discussion forum. Here, it's Apple and GNU/Linux fans who reign supreme. Diss either of those platforms and you'll end up downvoted, drawn into a flame war or both. Praise Microsoft and the same happens; see any of Nelson's usually insightful comments about Microsoft. As I've said before, I'm a fan of iOS but that didn't stop the more rabid fans from downvoting my comment above, which was a simple anecdote that wasn't even negative in tone.

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