We built this city: Was it on ads or content?

iOS 9 rolled out this week and there was no controversy at all and everyone was happy and some people got free kittens and haha just kidding.

As you may have read, iOS 9 added the ability for users to load ad blockers for Safari. This wasn’t so much a shot across the bow of the good ship Uncontrollable Slide-Down Ad for HP Servers or Something Else You’ll Never Buy, it was a direct hit amidships.

Firing back is The Verge’s Nilay Patel.

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A heaping self-serving: Playing Apple stock games

Hey, does everyone have a big-name news outlet where they can publish opinion pieces that just happen to help their own stock portfolios? No? Oh, you simply must get one.

Writing for CNBC, Dan Niles of AlphaOne Capital Partners (“AAA+++ Capital Partners” was taken) says “Forget new Apple products—THIS is the issue” (tip o’ the antlers to Tay Bass).


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Absurd infinitum: Deliberately misunderstanding Steve Jobs

Have you ever seen pure dumb in its fully weaponized state? It’s not pretty. The devastation it can create is unparalleled. So grab an ice pack and some Ibuprofen because this one’s gonna hurt.

Apple had a tremendous event this week where it announced the iPad Pro, a completely new Apple TV, and a new lineup of iPhones. Not bad for a week’s work. So, what are many people focusing on?

The Daily Mail proclaims “Steve Jobs would NOT approve: Apple unveils ‘monster’ iPad Pro with a $100 ‘pencil’ the late co-founder famously said nobody wants” (tip o’ the antlers to @papanic).

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Saving Private Apple: A solution in search of a problem

Good news, everyone! Apple may not be doomed! (Offer not legally binding, void where prohibited.)

Writing for Fortune, S. Kumar tells us “How the new iPhone could save Apple”.

Could! Might not, though. Still up in the air if Apple will be “saved”. Still… there’s a chance! That’s at least something for Tim Cook and crew to hold onto. Other than all the money, of course.

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