A broken Watch: This Apple Watch reporting isn't even right twice a day

The Macalope , Macworld

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The Macalope is sure there are kinds of reporting that Business Insider is good at. He’s drawing a complete blank on what they might be, but they probably exist. Right?

Farm production reporting? Cat up a tree? Dog bites man? Dog bites man because the man’s a Business Insider writer and screw that guy?

Well, whatever it is, it’s not the reporting of technical details.

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Religious refrain: Please stop comparing Apple to a religion

The Macalope , Macworld

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Say, friend, have you heard the good news about Apple? Turns out it’s a religion.

Writing for The Atlantic, Derek Thompson takes us to school. Sunday school.

“Turning Customers Into Cultists”

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Jerk in the box: how to get on TV by being wrong about Apple

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Are you a cord-cutter? Have you adopted a cable television-free lifestyle? If not, this delightful tête-a-tête that happened on CNBC may have you running with scissors toward your television to silence the voices emanating from within.

“Apple becoming a one-trick pony” (tip o’ the antlers to @mylestaylor)

CNBC dragged Bert Dohman out of his hyperbaric chamber because they needed someone to say dumb things about Apple. Apparently. Really, the Macalope doesn’t think there’s any other reason unless Dohman just needs the work. Which is possible but not at all exculpatory.

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Spot off: how'd that advice to get out of Apple's stock go?

The Macalope , Macworld

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Boy, those analysts who said you should avoid Apple’s stock earlier in the year sure turned out to be right, didn’t they? If you recall, Apple’s shares were in the mid-$500 range. Since then they cratered to a lowly $114.

Could these analysts and pundits have been any more prescient? It’s almost uncanny that...

Sorry?

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Free advice: Apple gets what it pays for

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Well, it’s been five minutes. Has anyone offered Apple business advice?

Of course they have! Here’s Business Insider’s Jay Yarow with the latest on how Apple should run its business. Because they apparently really need the advice.

“Apple Should Buy Tesla” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody)

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Stilted world views: the Apple doom is coming, it's just a question of when

The Macalope , Macworld

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In an unbelievable turn of events, a writer for Business Insider believes that Apple’s dominance of app development is doomed.

Shocking, isn’t it?

(Just play along.)

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Bendgate forever: turns out aluminum is still bendable

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Harken, if you will, all the way back to late September when iPhone 6 Pluses were bending left and right and causing pundits to theorize that there was a scandal brewing along the lines of Watergate.

Or, actually, you don’t have to harken, you can just read the Boy Genius Report, which is still going full-Bendgate (tip o’ the antlers to Rob Wensing for the links).

On Halloween Day, BGR’s Chris Smith asked “Has Apple quietly fixed its iPhone 6 Plus ‘Bendgate’ problem?” Now, before you wonder how Apple could get people to stop sitting on their phones, there’s an easy answer: Make them run so hot people don’t want to put them in their pockets. Problem solved. But what Smith was actually “reporting” was a Reddit piece by a d00d who thought he saw a red thing inside his iPhone 6 Plus.

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