Krebs found this tiny bit of an obscure technical note odd, as he got a different story from Apple retail employees. Good lord! It’s like that little bent-back part of the white of the nail on the left index finger doesn’t know what the grit under the right pinky is doing!
On the passive/aggressive scale, Krebs’s blog post is like your Aunt Edna wondering aloud at the dinner table why you’re having a glass of wine when you’re always on Uncle Larry for his alcoholism.
Personally, the Macalope’s standard for these things—which should not be mistaken for a legal opinion, which the brown and furry one is singularly unqualified to offer—is “Is it ever true?” Because obviously the company’s going to show ads where the product is operating at its fastest. Expecting them to film ads where it’s laboring under the worst possible conditions is just silly. Or British.
That’s why he thinks Gillis would have a better case if he focused on the “half the price” claim in Apple’s ads. The 3G iPhone can actually be faster than twice as fast as an EDGE iPhone, but—when you consider the total cost of ownership—it can never be half the price.
But, far be it from the horny one to tell a former food company executive how to run his vanity retirement litigation. Enjoy those golden years, Bill!
Plotting… scheming… seeing conspiracy around every corner…
Seriously, this is AT&T we’re talking about here. There’s no jury in the world that wouldn’t acquit them on the grounds of simply being incompetent.
(Disclaimer, the Macalope holds an insignificant number of Apple shares.)
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