Apple announced a new product today, which analysts and Mac followers have already judged to be doomed to failure.
“This new Apple product is seriously deficient,” wrote Tristan Fisk of Mac-A-Licious in the web site’s wrap-up of today’s announcements.
“It lacks several key features that our reporting indicated it would have, and is not as feature-full as competing products from other vendors. Apple has missed the boat on this product. It will never sell.
“And, of course, it’s priced too high.”
This phenomenon – currently being played yet again out on web sites throughout the Mac community – has been applied to numerous Apple products since the failure of the Power Macintosh, such as the original iBook, the iPod, the 2002 iMac, the iPod mini, the iMac G5, the original Mac mini, the iPod nano and the video iPod.
“Logicians call this ‘Dvorak’s Razor’,” said the New York Times’ David Pogue.
Also know as Apple Cubism, Pogue said the maxim states that the simplest explanation for any new Apple product is that it will fail.
“It’s also called ‘Lazy Apple Pundit’s Disease’,” Pogue said.
Despite the volume of electronic ink spent upon the subject, it was uncertain if these Apple nay-sayers were talking about the iPod Hi-Fi or the Intel-based Mac mini.
“Actually, I’m not even sure myself,” said Wayne Hesten of Macs-Ahoy, who wrote an entire column on the subject of the certain doom the latest Apple product faced.
“Does it matter?”