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TOPIC: IPHONE 7

IPHONE 7 10 Sep 2016 15:49 #10109

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Today, I recognized that the top trending topic on Twitter feed was the iPhone 7. Reading through many tweets that both criticized and praised the newest addition to Apple’s lineup of phones, something that really caught my eye were the “experts” who have apparently already tested the phone and were able to try out the new features including the Bluetooth earpieces.
I was skeptical at first, because I seriously wondered how these self proclaimed tech experts were able to get their hands on a brand new iPhone that hadn’t been released out to the public yet, let alone it’s only available for pre-order. Reading through their reviews, I found that their commentaries were very general, lacking specific details (example: “The new iOS camera is, as promised, the best camera available on the market right now”)

I thought I would share a site that is a blog describing the rumor about the headphone jack: www.techradar.com/news/audio/portable-au...ne-jack-loss-1328322
Talks about a missing headphone jack has been in the works months before Tim Cook shared the launch in his presentation in Silicon Valley. The speaking force behind these talks were no one else other than these tech bloggers. Their ability to spread this rumor was enough to get the entire public beyond excited to start anticipating a phone that was purely in its manufacturing stage.

I began to think and believe that perhaps their reviews were simply a media tactic that existed mainly as a way for more chatter about the new phone to go around and for more people to think that these commentaries was enough to choose to buy/not to buy the phone. Society is most likely to believe any type of rumor that is going around as long as if there is supported evidence from the “experts”. This issue is no exception and I believe that several of these tech blogs will directly affect how consumers will react when the new phone actually launches, because their media exposure is widespread to reach a high level of consumers.
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IPHONE 7 11 Sep 2016 17:33 #10132

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I think that it's SUPER interesting that you commented on the legitimacy of online "experts'. I completely agree that a lot of people turn to the internet to figure out whether or not they are interested in a product. It's very important to understand and determine the legitimacy of these "experts" and only take their advice at face value. How could they know about these products that aren't released yet? I feel like a lot of reviews are super vague.

I don't understand how this iPhone is getting so much media attention. I feel as though the only change to the 7, besides the lack of a headphone jack (annoying), is the camera. I think that the lack of headphone jack is definitely getting a bad representation in the media and people are realizing that Apple doesn't really change much to their phones....
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IPHONE 7 11 Sep 2016 18:41 #10140

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Speaking of iphone 7, our smartphones are such a great medium for information. However, the smartphone is always competing for our attention. Everything on our smartphone is calculated, so that they can be able to generate profit or be able to influence us. For example, on my iphone, there is a banner that consist of recent news article titles and a brief description of the news article. Another example is the iphone apps. I find that the logo of the app is calculated so that it distinguishes itself from the other apps. This makes me think that some apps are brighter so that it can grab our attention. Even so, inside the apps, sometimes there are advertisements.
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