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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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Copy cats: How the iPad got where it is

Did Apple copy the Surface? It depends on how you look at it, says The Macalope.

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Bad news roundup: Evaluating Apple’s current rough patch

Apple’s stock is down on bad news for the economy due to the coronavirus. But don't worry about Apple.

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The bespoke virus effect: Apple and the coronavirus

It’s not only Apple that’s affected.

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Watch watching: Apple’s smartwatch competition

You get what you pay for.

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Sometimes you have to complain: Apple’s iOS ads

iOS is not adware, but Apple's push ads still aren't good.

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How’d that turn out? Revisiting some Apple-killing technologies

CurrentC and Essential didn't quite kill their Apple competitors.

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Competition is as competition does: The AirPods advantage

AirPods are good, but does that mean competition is over?

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Bad headline advice: Driving home the point with a hammer

Dramatic headlines about Apple can lead to bad advice.

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Complaining season: The 2020 iPhones

It’s never too early to start complaining about this fall’s iPhones.

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Schrödinger’s 5G: Apple is both late to and already killing us with it

The Macalope is all over a viral video that makes a bogus claim as well as an unintended claim.

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Small phone blues: Wondering if the rumors are true

2020 presents a small phone conundrum.

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Pumping the brakes: Apple’s car ambitions

It's 2020. Where's the Apple Car?

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The decade in dumb: Looking back on the silliest of Apple commentary

Looking forward to better analysis in the 2020s.

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Privacy shmivacy: The forgotten feature

Until reviews mention it, people will make uninformed decisions.

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Successes and failures: AirPods and foldable phones

Some products have really arrived and others haven’t even taken off yet.