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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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Lousy contributions: The state of thought on 3D Touch

3D Touch was nothing until it might be going away. Now it’s amazing.

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Sciencamatiffic: Bad iPhone surveys

Bad methodologies lead to meaningless results.

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Easy solutions: Fixing Apple in one easy step

Apple should take risks. But good risks, not bad risks. It’s easy, say the pundits.

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Unidentifiable differences: Apple and Google’s stances on privacy

When you don’t look into it, aren’t all companies really the same?

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Ive got a story to tell: Differing views on Apple’s exiting designer

Dedicated eco-terrorist or check-out exec?

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Mad Macs: No enthusiasm for the Mac Pro

The Mac Pro isn’t for the rest of us.

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The feature that dare not be named: Apple’s privacy advantage

Sure, Apple talks about it a lot and it's one of the big reasons people prefer its products, but why mention it?

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The sun never rises: Apple’s perpetual doom state

This year’s iPhones doomed, just like every year’s iPhones.

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Camera obscura: Pre-judging the iPhone XR2

Renders don't necessarily look like the real thing. The Macalope explains.

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Hyperbolic style: All Apple decisions are terrible

If Apple has made a design choice, it’s pretty easy to say it’s bad. The Macalope points out that it’s harder to say what would be better.

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Bad Marx: AirPods are the bane of all existence

That thing you enjoy is terrible.

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He’s no Steve Jobs: Tim Cook’s existential failure

The genetic tests are back. Tim Cook is not Steve Jobs.

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Simple motives: Guessing why Apple does things

When Apple bans apps from the store, maybe there’s a reason.