The Tech Press Loves a “Nasty Surprise” from Apple
There is a trend in reporting on the new iPhone line up, and it’s calling tons of things a “nasty surprise.” Here’s a couple I found from a quick Google search:
You can even go back to last year for more examples of this term being thrown around.
To be clear the things that are “nasty surprises” have been:
- A few people on a forum reported battery issues with a software update 😯
- iPhone X will not have a fingerprint sensor 😮
- The 2019 iPhone might be manufactured by LG 😲
- The cheaper iPhone this fall will have slightly wider bezels than the more expensive model 😱
I don’t know how the “nasty surprise” language came to be so prevalent, but once you notice it, you start to see it everywhere in reporting on Apple. Any news can be a “nasty surprise” if you try hard enough.