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In addition to being a mythical beast, the Macalope is not an employee of Macworld. As a result, the Macalope is always free to criticize any media organization. Even ours.

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Not breaking news: Smartphone subsidies are just a fact of modern life

The New York Times has made a startling discovery. From 2009.

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Exactly backwards: Apple's security statement is more a PR coup than a nightmare

Apple says it will protect its customers information. Naturally, huge fail.

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Just your typical launch: Apple sells lots of devices, pundits see doom

Did Apple have problems this week? Sure. Were they unusual? Not so much.

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Unfair comparisons: stacking the iPhone against every Android phone feature

How do you make the iPhone pale in comparison? Pretend that you can get a mythical Android phone that has every possible feature.

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Androidsplainin': iPhone haters miss the point again

Who likes being condescended to?!

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Standard reactions

Apple announced some stuff. Let's go to the pundit playbook.

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The Desolation of Forbes

This is what happens when you overdo an analogy.

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Where's Claude Rains when you need him?

Apple caught engaging in shocking behavior!

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Apres Watch, le deluge

Some people apparently don't think much of the Apple Watch. Very surprising.

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Jumping the gun

Apple announced a watch on Tuesday. Somehow the reviews were coming in before that.

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Last of a genre

Could this be the last "Apple must make a new phone!" piece we'll ever read?

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Taking things too far

Why write rational criticism when you can go nuts?

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Zero percent science by volume

Just making things up is the new science.

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Throwing numbers around

Let's talk about how many pretend devices Apple might sell.

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Look what I can do!

Silly pundits performing silly tricks for your entertainment.