John Gruber at Daring Fireball has a nice piece about the whole “Samesung is WINNING and Apple is on the defensive ” diatribe being pushed by tech journalists. Go read it, I’ll just leave you a small sample.
But that’s how news reporters increasingly are treating the state of the industry. The desire for the “Oh, how the mighty Apple has fallen” narrative is so strong that the narrative is simply being stated as fact, evidence to the contrary be damned. It’s reported as true simply because they want it to be true. They’re declaring “The King is dead; long live the King” not because the king has actually died or abdicated the throne, but because they’re bored with the king and want to write a new coronation story.