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...

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Free advice: Apple gets what it pays for

The Macalope , Macworld

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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

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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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A watched pot: of watches and imagined delays

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An Apple executive has opened their mouth and words have come out! Therefore news!

It’s like Christmas for topic-starved news publications.

Writing for the Guardian, Samuel Gibbs laments:

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Pollvertising: The real reason behind silly Apple-related polls

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back to using your iPhone 6...

Writing for UK’s Metro, Siam Goorwich tells us the iPhone 6’s ugly secret that Apple doesn’t want you to know.

“Smashing: Nearly half of iPhone 6 owners have already broken their handsets” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to Steve Boothe)

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Samsungfreude: A funny thing happened on the way to the winning

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Friends. The Macalope has some terrible news. Are you sitting down? It’s... it’s... about Samsung.

South Korean electronics giant Samsung reported a nearly 50 percent drop in third-quarter profit, as its smartphone business lost ground in an intensely competitive global market.

Whoa! Almost fiddy purcent?! That’s almost half! Well, cheer up, Samsung. The good news is you can keep losing half your profit and still be profitable forever.

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