The Macalope: Threat mis-assessment

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Writing for The Motley Fool, Sam Mattera is here to tell us about … THE BIGGEST THREAT TO APPLE.

Is it killer bees? It must be killer bees, right? It’s always killer bees.

“The Biggest Threat to Apple Inc.’s Dominance Is This $80 Smartphone” (tip o’ the antlers to Jim Miles).

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The Macalope Weekly: In theory

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The theory has always been that Apple devices are just made better. The startling truth may surprise you! But probably not. Speaking of theories (which is what we’re doing this week), Apple should totally be competing against failed ones that its competitors are using to not sell many devices. That’s a sure-fire ticket to non-success. Finally, the open-source community isn’t so much theory-based as it is based on magical thinking.

A problem of definition

The Boy Genius [sic] Report’s Zach Epstein unveils the deep, dark secret behind Apple devices.

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The Macalope: Look Who's Talking, Part Infinity

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America’s most adorable ragamuffin is back and still proving the age-old adage that “goofy co-founders say the darndest things.”

Yes, Wired’s Mat Honan interviewed Steve Wozniak and, once again, wackiness ensued.

“Steve Wozniak: Apple Should Make an Android Phone”

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The Macalope: The Goldilocks phone

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Now that we’ve all come to the conclusion that Apple is definitely going to make a larger phone (come on, people, it was on all the rumor sites), the question now becomes exactly how a larger phone will doom Apple.

Naturally.

Over at Forbes, Anthony Wing Kosner asks:

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The Macalope Weekly: No admission

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This week will start off with some suggestions that Apple’s doomed and then we’ll get into the outright admissions that Apple’s doomed! Yes, straight from Apple’s own mouth!

Wellll, not really.

OK, not at all.

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The Macalope: Don't look back in anger or happiness

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Well, it was only a matter of time before someone published a piece saying Apple’s celebration of 30 years of the Mac spelled D-O-O-M, but the Macalope wasn’t really expecting it would be The New Yorker.

Writing for the magazine so venerable it can get away with un-ironically using a dude in a top hat with a freakin’ monocle as its logo, Yukari Iwatani Kane wonders “Why Is Apple Being So Nostalgic?”

Oh! Wait! The Macalope knows this one! Is it because the company’s run out of ideas and can only look backward now because, as we all know, only losers ever celebrate anniversaries? That’s probably it.

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The Macalope: Party like it's 1995

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Prepare for an argument that will shock and amaze you! One that will shake the pillars of your faith in Apple and your commitment to iOS as a platform.

Because according to Computing’s Graeme Burton—are you sitting down?—the battle between Android and iOS is just like the battle between Windows and the Mac.

I know, right?!

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