It is to laugh

The Macalope , Macworld

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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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: You asked for it, we made it: For a limited time you can get an “I’m the Macalope” mug! Because who is the Macalope? We all are.

Get set for hilarious hijinks as pundits line up to tell us how the next iPhone can’t help Apple, what the next iPads must have, and how awesome Windows Phone is doing, whoops, it’s not at all.

Fun with false equivalencies

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Blame Apple

The Macalope , Macworld

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Turns out there’s an easy way to handle your company’s poor earnings report: Just blame Apple!

“JB Hi-Fi clobbered by a falling iPad” (no link but tip o’ the antlers to Gwilym Lucas).

Who is responsible for the 7 per cent fall in JB Hi-Fi’s share price? The real culprit is Apple.

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Market share sandwich

The Macalope , Macworld

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It's comforting that in this day of a strangely changing narrative about Apple, one can still find people who'll make a big fuss about market share. Even if it is goofballs from Goofball Central (Seeking Alpha) and Goofball High (Forbes).

In between we'll look at the iPhone 6! (Actual iPhone 6 not included.)

AROOOOGA!

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Coming up lame

The Macalope , Macworld

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Thank goodness for a steady supply of sweet, crunchy alfalfa because it’s slim pickings this week for the Macalope. With Samsung’s bad quarterly results, the rise in Apple’s share price over the last few months and all the attention on iPhone 6 rumors, it’s hard for a mythical creature to find something to sink his teeth into.

Sure, he could look at the pronouncements that the larger of the upcoming iPhones (that we totally know for sure are coming) is “delayed” because Apple blah blah sapphire wacka wacka supply chain doing doing bonk.

Fortunately, we can always count on The Register to turn the shrill up to 11. Or 12. Or infinity.

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Bizarro Insider

The Macalope , Macworld

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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Hang on to your figurative and possibly literal hats, as today the Macalope brings a strange, fantastic tale of unbelievable Apple punditry!

Writing for Business Insider—also known as anti-Apple central—Jay Yarow says “It’s Pretty Clear That Apple Is Winning The War With Samsung” (tip o’ the antlers to Daniel Domene)

Yes, the twists and turns on this ride are so intense they may cause nausea and the need to question all you hold to be true!

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No idea what they're talking about

The Macalope , Macworld

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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Whether it’s knowledge of the past or predictions about the future, none of these pundits has any idea what they’re talking about.

Don’t know much about history

CNBC noticed that Apple bought some companies and tasked Althea Chang to try to make sense of it all. Or, barring that, to get some talking head to say some stuff and then slap it into an article.

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Obsolete arguments

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Hey, remember when the New York Times accused Apple of deliberately obsoleting iPhones? Let’s do that again.

“Hold the Phone: A Big-Data Conundrum” (tip o’ the antlers to Ellyn MacNamara).

Writing for the Times, Harvard economics professor Sendhil Mullainathan notes that Laura Trucco, a Ph.D. student in economics at Harvard, checked Google results for “iPhone slow” searches and found they correlated with launches of new phones. This is apparently a thing you can do to get credit toward a Harvard Ph.D.

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