Rush Limbaugh, one of the most influential news personalities in the United States, has dedicated some air time to discussing Apple Inc., Tim Cook (the company’s CEO), and the next-generation iPhone. He said Apple’s fans are downright depressed about the iPhone 5.
Acknowledging that Apple’s hype is not what it used to be, Limbaugh
said, “I’m not kidding. I got people e-mailing me, being depressed about the new iPhone. I kid you not.”
For those asking why, “Well, I’ll tell you why,” the radio man said, according to a transcript
“It’s because apparently everything is known about what it’s gonna be, and that’s like taking Santa Claus out of Christmas for people. Apple’s big announcement is on Wednesday, and everybody thinks they know what the phone’s gonna be.”
Limbaugh goes on to mention some of the technical specifications dished out on blogs everywhere, including the four-inch display, and 4G LTE networking.
It is unclear whether Limbaugh was citing Apple fans or expressing his own beliefs when he said, “It’s not a new design. It looks exactly like the current phone, a little thinner. It looks just like the current phone, just a half-inch longer. But no wider. It’s gonna have a bigger screen but nothing on that screen is gonna be bigger.”
He added, “There’s just gonna be more space on the screen and the Apple fanboys are all depressed…”
An Apple fan himself, Limbaugh ended citing a person who said that Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, “is so boring they better get a celebrity out there to conduct the big show on Wednesday or nobody’s gonna watch it.”
Indeed, Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs when it comes to keynote presentations. Couple that with the third iPhone in a row that looks virtually unchanged when viewed from the front, and you’ve got yourself one boring press event.
Of course, we wouldn’t bet against Apple. Surely they have a few surprises in store for us tomorrow.