MIke Elgin appears to actually mean this. I found it hilarious, though of course he does actually have some talking points. (He's not one to write mindlessly, in my opinion and experience.)
Then there is Jeff Smykil's take over at Ars Technica, titled; "A Brief History of Ugly: Apple in the last 10 years".
I guess the point is that Apple, which proudly points to it's fan base, while stiffing them badly at times, though not every, opportunity. From what I have been hearing over the last few days, they are in danger of losing their core community of fans. Not necessarily over the iPhone pricing debacle, but over their little actions toward users over a period of time.