After Tim “Apple” Cook announced the new piece of hardware, our Slack room for the event had an immediate, and immediately-positive reaction. So, if you wanted to know what your TechCrunch is saying behind the scenes, here’s a look at our first take:
Haje, naturally, made a word joke. I lost my mind about the iPhone feature I miss the most, and both Devin and Zack scrambled for their wallets. Consider this a riposte to the general vibe that tech journalists only want phablet-style megaliths with seventeen cameras and the rest of the usual cruft.
Mostly phones are for Twitter and avoiding email. So who doesn’t want a smaller, simpler device? Call it the revenge of the Peek.