Claim Chowder Four-Course Meal

After today’s record Apple financial results were announced, Daring Fireball’s John Gruber had an appetite.

I’ve got a powerful thirst for some claim chowder.

Taking matters into his own hands, Gruber introduced his own four-course meal.

The appetizer: Zach Epstein of BGR.

Claim: “iPad Demand Said to Be Fading as Competition Heats Up”

Actual results: 15.4 million iPads sold, a 111 percent increase over the year-ago quarter.

The soup (chowder of course): Mohan Sawhney.

Claim: “The iPad: In the Middle (of Nowhere)”

Actual result: 15 million iPads sold last quarter; same prices, same connectivity fees as when it debuted.

The main course: Henry Blodget.

Claim: “iPhone Dead in Water”

Actual result: Apple sold more iPhones in calendar 2011 than in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 combined; 55 percent of all smartphones sold by Verizon last quarter were iPhones.

The dessert: Leonid Kanopka, writing for Seeking Alpha.

Claim: “The Apple Bubble Is Ready to Burst”

Nailed it.