Half right: Fighting iPads with Fire

Here’s a thought exercise for you. See if you can guess which part of this headline the Macalope thinks is right and which part he thinks is a slow, leisurely drive through downtown Cuckoo Bananaville, population TechnoBuffalo’s Justin Herrick.

“Amazon effectively killed Android tablets, and the iPad’s next.” (Tip o’ the antlers to mylestaylor.)

The Macalope didn’t say it was going to be a very strenuous exercise.

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Unreal: Hunting the elusive iPhone X owner

We know what pundits say about the iPhone X and we know what Apple says about the iPhone X, but what do a random handful of people who you might run into if you step outside your house say about it?

Writing for CNet, Chris Matyszczyk has found a great way to expense lunch, which the Macalope is upset he didn’t think of first.

“iPhone X a disappointment? Here’s what real people think.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Chris.)

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Double or nothing: Certain standards only get applied to Apple

If you’ve been in an induced coma for the year… well, congratulations. That sounds pretty sweet. But to catch you up on the connected home speaker wars, here’s how it’s gone while you were out:

Before WWDC 2017: “APPLE MUST DELIVER A CONNECTED HOME SPEAKER SYSTEM OR BE SWEPT AWAY BY THE TIDES OF PROGRESS.”

After WWDC 2017: “HOMEPOD IS TOO EXPENSIVE AND TOO LATE AND SIRI IS TOO WEAK, AMAZON IS LOCKING UP THIS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT MARKET.”

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Insufficiently good: The bad news about the iPhone X

Tim Cook. You remember that guy? Turns out—who knew?—he’s still running Apple. Can you even believe that?

Writing for the Forbes contributor network and stuffed animal tea party but with actual bears that have just eaten too much, Ewan Spence brings us the “bad news”.

“iPhone X Failure To Ignite Passion Is Bad News For Tim Cook.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @JonyIveParody.)

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Trouble ahead: Even the small products can ruin Apple

Apple is oft criticized for relying so much on the iPhone, as it makes up 70 percent of the company’s revenue. That criticism seems odd, though, considering that even lesser product lines can also spell doom for the company. It’s doom opportunities all the way down.

Writing for CNBC, Keris Lahiff brings us the bad news.

“Apple skeptic says company ‘in trouble’ ahead of HomePod launch.” (Tip o’ the antlers to @designheretic.)

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Going wrong: The desire to fix the iPhone X

Let’s face it, the iPhone X is a huge problem! It’s obvious! People are saying it, so it must be true. The only question is how to fix the problem. Luckily, internet talky people are here to tell Apple how. Thank God. Finally someone is giving Apple some free advice.

Writing for Fortune, Mohanbir Sawhney has the goods.

“Here’s Where Apple Went Wrong With the iPhone X.” (Tip o’ the antlers to mylestaylor.)

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