ProbablyMatHonan dances around two related ideas but doesn't connect them
No wonder; it’s been a long time since we saw a really incredible, all-new consumer device like the iPhone.
That week-long grind can inspire a world-weariness, all the more so because there is so much straight-up bullshit at CES. Skepticism is a must, otherwise you just end up with bloodless endorsements of everything.
For a time, Apple didn't just hype how cool their new products were, they delivered on a good deal of that hype. And I think that's why, for a time, people looked forward to Apple events whereas they dreaded the approaching hawking and overselling that is the contemporary CES.