Mossberg, Pogue and Baig all loved it. With reservations.
Wednesday's papers will carry the first official reviews of Apple's (AAPL) new iPhone 4. The usual suspects have been playing with the device for the last week or so and they are, for the most part, pleased. A sample of what they had to say:
The New York Times' David Pogue: New iPhone Arrives, Rivals Beware
Despite the strong initial, positive MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 22, 2010 7:59 PM ET
Lots of reactions to my screed on Steve Ballmer, his tenure at Microsoft (MSFT) and his shocking lack of awareness about the world around him. Most agreed with my perspective. Not all. One fan of Steve's wrote thusly:
The idea that all these Windows users are just stupid is a huge blind spot for people living in Silicon Valley. Look, people can complain about Microsoft and Steve. But the MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jun 9, 2010 11:17 AM ET
Notes from from an Apple watcher stuck on the wrong coast
Apple's (AAPL) CEO was scheduled to give the 6 p.m. PDT keynote at All Things Digital Tuesday night, but the show is running late and rumor has it that he's been pre-empted, at least temporarily, by Rupert Murdoch. Makes sense. Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher may think this is their show, but Murdoch -- as CEO of the News Corp. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 1, 2010 10:03 PM ET
All Things Digital posts interviews with Apple's CEO from 2003 and 2004
Beyond his keynotes at Apple (AAPL) events, Steve Jobs doesn't make a lot of public appearances. Since 2003, however, he's made an exception for All Things D, the annual invitation-only confab produced by Wall Street Journal veterans Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.
He missed D6 (2008) and D7 (2009), but he'll be back June 1 to kick off D8. And MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 11, 2010 7:58 AM ET
Steve Jobs' handpicked reviewers have tested his latest creation and pronounced it a winner
The first three reviews of Apple's (AAPL) tablet computer were posted Wednesday night -- each, coincidentally, from newspapers that are developing their own iPad apps.
The verdicts are strikingly similar, although each writer reaches it by a different path.
Walt Mossberg, writing for the Wall Street Journal, starts with the assumption that to succeed the iPad must be a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 31, 2010 10:55 PM ET
The PBS talk show devotes 23 minutes to singing the praises of Steve Jobs' latest creation
In a segment that aired Thursday night, the Charlie Rose Show invited three A-list tech commentators -- the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, the New York Times' David Carr and TechCrunch's Michael Arrington -- to gush about (and find a few faults with) Apple's (AAPL) iPad.
[UPDATE: A YouTube version of the video has become available MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 6, 2010 6:15 AM ET
Cornered by a reporter, he lets slip a few more details about the iPad
All Things Digital's Kara Swisher, who carried a digital camcorder to Apple's (AAPL) iPad event for her BoomTown blog, has posted some rare footage of Steve Jobs in the crush of reporters at the foot of the stage after his presentation Wednesday.
It's framed as a kind of Walt Mossberg sandwich, with slices of the Wall Street Journal's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 29, 2010 12:07 PM ET
Reading between the lines of Walt Mossberg and David Pogue's reviews
It's a given that Windows 7, scheduled for release Thursday, is an improvement over Vista. But how does it stack up against Apple's (AAPL) Snow Leopard?
At moments like this we look to the well-compensated deans of tech journalism: The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg and the New York Times' David Pogue.
The caveats in Mossberg's review were summarized here two weeks MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 8, 2009 6:18 AM ET
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