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The wrongness chamber: Getting it wrong on the iPhone case

The one great thing about this battle Apple is having with the FBI is that all the commentary on it is well-informed and reasonable and hahahahahaha ow, ow, ow. The antlers, they hurt.

Writing for the Washington Post, Stewart Baker wonders aloud “Has Apple made iPhones illegal in the financial industry?” (Tip o’ the antlers to PocketSevens.)

Allow the Macalope to answer that question with another question:

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Privacy matters: Unlocking an iPhone would set a dangerous precedent

Apple is embroiled in complex argument with the FBI over a court-ordered unlocking of an iPhone, one that prompted Tim Cook to speak out on the issue and defend the company’s position that this represents a chilling intrusion into our most sacred rights.

Let us go to the first person you would naturally go to for an opinion on the technical, legal and ethical implications of creating a back door to private smartphone data.

“Trump slams Apple’s rejection of court order”

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Breaking up is dumb to do: Apple needs its retail operations

You know the saying about free advice? Well, there’s free advice and then there’s advice you should have to be paid to take. Or even read. Or share the same plane of existence with.

Writing for Seeking Alpha, “Intrepid Investor” says “Like IBM, Apple Should Shrink So It Can Grow Again.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @GSStamas.)

If Apple wants to shift its focus to high-margin enterprise with IBM…

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Absolute zero: The coldest of takes on Apple

The Macalope’s not a physicist, so forgive him if he’s unclear on some of the particulars of thermodynamics as they relate to the study of Apple. He’s heard of hot takes, of course. Presumably there are also cold takes. But how cold must a take be before it utterly inert?

Probably exactly as cold as this take from StreetInsider:

“Apple CEO Cook Succumbs to Social Media Pressure; Removes 'Famed' Super Bowl Photo from Twitter”

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Prolonging the magic: ‘Error 53’ story becomes the story

Good news, technology writers! This ‘Error 53’ thing looks like it might turn into a perpetual motion machine, giving you something to write about for all eternity.

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and secret elephant grave yard, Ewan Spence says “Apple Has Lost Control Over Controversial Error 53”.

It’s an uncontrollable twister of emotional pathos wrapped in a whirlwind of Apple’s jack-booted control-freakism!

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