Those poor souls. That must have been totally in the thrall of Jobs' Reality Distortion Field.
"The data was presented in the form of easy-to-understand charts. That's great for everyone, particularly investors who may not understand the technical information and data. However, those who look closely will see that the charts have been skewed to present a far more optimistic view of the processor than the data really suggests.
The most common (and easiest) way to skew data is to make the Y-axis start at a higher number. This has the effect of making any difference appear much larger than it really is. Let's take a look at the AMD charts for example.
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead