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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The d-word: Which is doomed, Apple Pay or CurrentC?

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Apple is locked in battle with something else again and you know what that means. Writing for IT World, Matthew Mombrea says give him a “D,” give him an “O,” give him another...

It’s “Doom.” He thinks Apple Pay is doomed.

“Why CurrentC will beat out Apple Pay in the end” (tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody)

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The paradox: Perpetual 'loser' Apple somehow keeps winning

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As Apple Pay rolled out last week, making your checkout experience that much easier at several retailers, some retailers reacted by disabling the feature because it runs against their business interests.

Jim Edwards knows exactly how to sum this up:

“Wal-Mart Is At War Against Apple Over The New iPhone Payments System—And Apple Is Losing” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to @_HairForceOne)

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