There’s been no shortage of good news for Apple of late, but here comes ailing Taiwanese manufacturer HTC to throw a slug on the cake.
HTC's outspoken Senior Global Online Communications Manager, Jeff Gordon, congratulates Apple, but in the same breath describes the iPhone as a “terribly boring” choice. Ouch.
“Congrats to Apple on an amazing quarter,” tweets Jeff. “It's not that I dislike Apple--in fact I use a MacBook Air--but that I find iPhone terribly boring.”
He follows up: “iPhone is a boring, easy choice. I want a phone that's more unique, more personal, more stunning when I take it out of my pocket.” You mean like an HTC One M8?
To be fair to Jeff, the HTC One M7 and One M8 are widely hailed as two of the sexiest phones of recent years, and we know what he means when he suggests the iPhone is everywhere. If everyone drove the same car, even if that car was great, it’d be a little dull.
Personally, I'm looking to get shot of my iPhone 5 (good lord, the battery life), and an iPhone 6 seems like such an obvious - or "boring" - choice. I'm tempted to go with something different, like a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, just because.
But, on the flip side of the coin, the HTC One M8 would seem “boring” and “easy”, too, if it had just shifted 75 million units in a single quarter. Are we supposed to heap praise on the One M8 simply because far fewer people are buying it?
What do you think? Is the “boring” iPhone a victim of its own success? Or maybe you couldn’t care less what phone everyone else has. Feel free to sound off below.