» Paragraph 4: forget the premise of this piece

In this New York Times piece proclaiming “Samsung May Have Passed Apple in U.S.”, Brian X. Chen waits a little too long — paragraph 4 — for this petite caveat:

That may look like a milestone, but the report should be taken with a grain of salt. The survey doesn’t include Apple’s retail stores, where many iPhones are sold.

“Many.” It could actually be most. I’ve never been able to find numbers on that. It’s certainly a metric crapton. Way more than are needed to put Apple in the lead and make the headline completely false.

(Via Matthew Panzarino.)