Regrets, I've had a few: A case of opinion overload

The Macalope , Macworld

In addition to being a mythical beast, the Macalope is not an employee of Macworld. As a result, the Macalope is always free to criticize any media organization. Even ours.
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The Macalope took a well-earned day off this week and what do you people do? You blow up the Internet. Not with butts, but with an “Apple fan” criticizing Apple.

“Apple has lost the functional high ground“

That’s “controversial iOS developer” (turns out if you are successful at what you do and have opinions about things like coffee and headphones you’re “controversial”) Marco Arment decrying what he perceives as a slide in Apple’s software quality.

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Baiters gotta bait: Headline exaggeration causes fracas

The Macalope , Macworld

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Turns out this mythical beast isn’t the only one frustrated with Business Insider‘s writing. The people they quote are pretty frustrated with it, too.

“The Apple Watch Is Going To Be A Flop, Says Top Startup Investor” (indirect link and a tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIve)

Really. Is that what he said?

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Peeling an onion: Phony iPhone 6 doom starts a chain reaction

The Macalope , Macworld

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2014 is over, but the Macalope is still cleaning up the mess from the crappiest New Year’s Eve party ever. Because as 2014 wound down, tech sites got wound up about some survey results.

“Here’s Proof That Samsung Owners Are Happier With Their Phones Than iPhone Owners” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to mylestaylor)

Business Insider‘s Julie Bort knows the score: It’s Samsung a billion and Apple zero. Or, well, 81 to 79, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

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Another one, just like the other one: Apple stock advice on repeat

The Macalope , Macworld

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Bloomberg has declared “Shunning Apple Tops Long List of Bad Market Calls in 2014”. You know what that means.

Time to double down, baby!

“Corporate Earnings to Contract; Short Apple” (tip o’ the antlers to Benjamin Randolph)

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The problem factory: Where Apple problems get manufactured

The Macalope , Macworld

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We’re close to the end of yet another year, but take heart! Some silly pundits made progress this year! Take Business Insider’s Jay Yarow, for example, who no longer believes market share is a problem for Apple. No, he just believes the perception of market share is a problem for Apple. OK, it’s pretty minimal progress but still...

“Apple Executives Apparently Think The Data Used To Measure Smartphone Market Share Is Garbage” (indirect link and a tip o’ the antlers to Steve Boothe)

Actually, what Apple says is “off the mark,” but you can’t write a Business Insider headline without BLAZZLEFROZZLE.

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Double dipping: When pundits recycle their Apple diatribes

The Macalope , Macworld

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It’s one thing when pundits re-hash the same arguments year after year. It’s quite another when they write almost literally the exact same article.

Writing for MarketWatch, Quentin Fottrell re-recounts Apple’s naughty list:

“10 things Apple won’t say” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to Tom Swanson)

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Indefatigable: How do you solve a problem like Gene Munster?

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Like sands though the hourglass, so are... uh, the percentage points of interest in the Apple Watch.

“Consumer Interest In The Apple Watch Has Been Steadily Declining Since September” (indirect link and tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody)

Oh, no! Imaginary sales are down!

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