Silver finish: The Apple Watch places second before it's even out

Is everyone excited about getting smartwatches this holiday season? No? Well, that’s news to Tiger Beat in the Valley’s Barry Levine.

“Our crystal ball says the top-selling smartwatch this season will be...” (indirect link)

And by “crystal ball” VentureBeat mean “highly dubious survey.” So, pretty accurate. It’s about as predictive as a ball that is made of crystal. Slightly less predictive than a Magic 8-Ball, which at least tries to give you answers.

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Reality challenged: Remember those predictions Tim Cook would be fired?

It was just a matter of time, but Apple’s executive corps could only preside over so much market share bloodletting before the bill came due.

Bloomberg says “Apple Executives Set to Pay Price in Overhaul”

If only they’d listened to pundits and licensed iOS or opened it up to antivirus vendors or sold a dirt-cheap iPhone! So sad. Let’s see what the damage will be.

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Idea recycling: some discredited ideas never die

Prepare to be astounded by a nigh-unbelievable idea! Yes, thrill to the concept you’ve never heard before as ZDNet’s Jason Perlow lays out the case for...

WHY APPLE SHOULD LICENSE ONE OF ITS OPERATING SYSTEMS!

Seriously, we’ve having this argument again. No, the Macalope can’t believe it either. Yes, we do at least have plenty of gin.

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

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

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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