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Release the hounds: When a press release fits your notions

If you’re someone who does the writing of the things, you will eventually get a on a PR mailing list or two. Or, well, more like 800. It’s closer to …

Angel Investors

Sticking with it: iPhone X sales have to disappoint eventually

It’s been an annoying year already what with covering all the nonsense about supposedly poor iPhone X sales. But, it’s nice that we can finally put …

Tim Cook

The doom addiction: Analysts still down on AAPL

Apple recently reported positive results for last quarter and gave positive guidance for next quarter so it’s really just a question of when, …

Market Capitalization

2 fast, 2 furious: iPhone SE 2 rumors run amok

Apple rumors are really exhausting, aren’t they? The Macalope just read a bunch of them and he needs a nap.But first we need to talk about iPhone SE …

IPhone SE

Crazy-making: Apple’s reinvention of the smartphone

Apple is a consumer technology company that has introduced any number of popular devices and that just makes some people <i>so mad</i>.Writing for the Forbes …

Consumer Tech

Taking stock: The X effect on AAPL

A funny thing happened to AAPL’s inexorable trajectory to zero dollars a share.If you play the ponies (otherwise known as investing in individual …

Investing

Bear it in mind: Rumors of the iPhone X failure failed

The Macalope has written a lot about iPhone X sales in the first four months of this year. Based on the company’s quarterly results we can see that …

Mobile Technology

Rabble rousing: iOS 11 bugaboo

The Macalope has said it time and time again but, kids, if you want to be a pundit in technology today just remember one rule: all Apple problems are …

Fair Trade

Quarterly churnings: Apple results bring predictable reaction

Apple reported its quarterly results in what has become the ritual reminder roughly every 90 days that Wall Street can never fail, it can only be …

Wall Street

Unreasonable Xpectations: Wall Street unimpressed with the iPhone X

Apple will announce its quarterly results Tuesday afternoon and Wall Street expectations for next quarter’s guidance are somewhere between “sewer …

Wall Street

Fool on the hill of money: The iPhone X doing its job

Spoiler alert for <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>: everyone is a Skrull.Spoiler alert for this article: yes, we’re still talking about the supposedly failed …

Avengers: Infinity War

Missing parts: The iPhone X repeating crisis

Have you heard about how poorly the iPhone X is selling?If not, what brand of sensory deprivation tank do you own and/or recommend?Writing for Fast …

Wall Street

SE-ing the forest: Apple’s cheap phone strategy

Apple just took 86 percent of profit in the smartphone industry so that means it’s time to talk about units instead.Writing for ZDNet, Adrian …

Mobile Technology

The trust gap: Android’s persistent update problem

In these trying times it’s nice that we can still rely on certain constants, such as gravity, the almost unbearable hotness of Idris Elba and the …

Idris Elba

HomePod racing: Apple not keeping up with the competition

The word on the street is the HomePod isn’t selling well so we must rush ourselves to the type-y machines and spread the bad word.Writing for TNW, …

Selling

A pox on all their houses: Apple lumped in with Facebook

Pretty much the entire world is pissed at Facebook right now but don’t worry, The Wall Street Journal is here to declare a pox on all the houses of …

Wall Street

Asked and unanswered: The iPhone X failure mystery

Did you know that you can imply any crazy ol’ thing if you just phrase it as a question? Let’s look at an example.Is Craig Federighi a never …

Research

Summary judgement: Face ID deemed not cool

The Macalope brings you a bit of the ol’ good news, bad news today. Sadly, the good news comes first which is always means it’s really just bad …

Face ID

Free design tip: Make it look like what Apple made

Another day, another example of the “natural evolution” of design just happening to, quite coincidentally and certainly without any conscious effort, …

Cute

No good deed: Punishing Apple’s Battery Health indicator

After tables were flipped over Apple slowing down older phones with failing batteries instead of letting them shut down, Apple offered an apology and …

Existentialism

Stages: The Apple pundit journey of discovery

Breaking with tradition, the Macalope is here to link to a piece that he likes rather than one that has him banging his antlers against his desk.Poor …

Schadenfreude

Unfixable: The terminal nature of iOS problems

The Macalope isn’t sure why every Apple problem has to be existential in nature, but rest assured that someone somewhere will declare that they each …

iOS

Paying the piper: Apple Pay pestering

Apple has done something slightly annoying, so please pick up your pitchforks and torches, it’s time to storm the castle.Writing for The Wall Street …

Apple Pay

Schooling: Learning about Apple’s chances in the education market

Apple held an education event in Chicago this week and, as you might have expected, they got everything wrong.Writing for the very nice people and …

Standardized Testing

Shooting the messenger: Only if you can make it about Apple

It is a simple fact of life that literally everything is Apple’s fault. Such a sad trick of quantum mechanics that our particular universe is based …

Fun-Da-Mental

Misplaced metaphor: Stewing over iOS 11

Awww, snap, Apple! Looks like the stew’s on the other foot!Writing for ZDNet, Jason Perlow makes a callback:“Dear Apple: iOS is now a toxic …

Android Phones

Throwing a Fitbit: Smack talking Apple

What to do when your business is sliding and people are asking hard questions? Smack talk Apple, of course.Writing for Barron’s, Brett Arends tells …

Apple Watch

Still doing it: The unkillable iPhone X rumor

The rumors have spoken. The iPhone X is a sales failure.Writing for Forbes (note: <i>not</i> the <i>Forbes</i> contributor network and Church of the Based …

Mobile Technology

Have fun: No one has to use iOS

Everyone is leaving iOS! OK, a few people. And the Macalope wishes them well.No, really. Stop winking.Writing for CNet, Patrick Holland tells you how …

IPhone 8

Price elasticity: Contortions over an iPhone X survey

Your little game is up, Apple! We have learned the secret of the iPhone X!Writing for the Forbes contributor network and free-range rubber chicken …

Mobile Technology