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Seeing Apple through rose-colored blasters

Seeing Apple through rose-colored blasters

Apple needs to fix their crappy designs and online services. I'm talking about green felt and iCloud sync. No, wait, I'm talking about brushed metal and MobileMe sync. No, wait again, I'm talking about pin stripes and .Mac sync. No... Come on, seriously, I've got this!

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Apple investors: How to stay sane by staying long

Earlier today I had a quick chat with iMore’s editor-in-chief, Rene Ritchie about all the crazy rumours and bad journalism that Apple has had to deal with lately. But more to the point, we talked about how this stuff can hurt small time investors if they don’t know how to deal with it. So that’s what we’ll talk about here.

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iMore show 339: Innovative widgets

Jim Dalrymple from The Loop joins Rene to talk about stupid Apple headlines going mainstream, journalistic responsibility, responsive design, what's really challenging Apple, and vacationing down south in Montreal.

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Editor's desk: Apple bites man!

There's an old cliché in journalism that no one reads "dog bites man" because, after a while, it becomes too commonplace, too dull. However, everyone reads "man bites dog!" because it's anything but commonplace, but dull, and no matter how ridiculous, it demands attention. When those attention-getting headlines don't naturally present themselves, of course, some publications are more than happy to simply manipulate or manufacture them.

That's something I've been struggling to put into terms lately when it comes to Apple coverage lately -- that after being put as high on a pedestal as possible for a modern company, the only thing of interest remaining to an attention-seeking media and greedy money maker community is watching them fall. Even if that fall is completely made up.

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Tim Cook reportedly uses Town Hall meeting to address Android, Wall Street, and more

CEO Tim Cook reportedly held an all-hands Town Hall meeting last week to address the state of the Apple with employees. Subjects covered were said to include employee perks, production from supply chain to sales, the retail stores, the competitive landscape with Google's Android, and opportunities in China. 9to5Mac's ace reported, Mark Gurman, has a full rundown. Here's a highlight from the competitive part:

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Tim Cook addresses rumors about Apple cutting orders, tells Wall Street to smarten the hell up

While not specifically calling out the Wall Street Journal and Reuters for the lousy jobs they did reporting on supposed iPhone display order cuts and iPad display production halts respectively, Tim Cook went out of his way during Apple's Q1 2013 conference call to address supply-chain stories in general.

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iMore show 333: Apple is doomed. Again.

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Rene talks about skeuomorphism vs. digital authenticity, and then dives into the crazy "Apple is doomed" week, including supply cut rumors, stock manipulation chatter, and more. (Note: due to technical problems, this show had to be re-recorded. Twice.)

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Apple is losing its hip...!

A very nice reality check from John Moltz's Very Nice Web Site:

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