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The Macalope Daily: Downtown dullsville

The Macalope | Sept. 14, 2012
Editor’s Note: The Macalope Daily is an exclusive benefit for our Macworld Insider members, but is being made available to all Macworld readers for a limited time. To learn more about this and other features, visit our Macworld Insider information page.

Editors Note: The Macalope Daily is an exclusive benefit for our Macworld Insider members, but is being made available to all Macworld readers for a limited time. To learn more about this and other features, visit our Macworld Insider information page.

Oh, what to talk about today?

The Macalope could talk about the latest self-involved claptrap to come spilling from the mouth of Dan Lyons (Have I mentioned that I had a very popular blog once?!), who believes because he parodied Steve Jobs he knows exactly how Apple has failed his legacy in the last year. Or he could take on the Register, which said the iPhone 5 undermines western democracy. Before it even came out. Because it doesnt have a swappable battery and a memory card slot. No, they really said that, but youre going to have to take the Macalopes word for it because heck if hes going to link to that.

No, while these are both very annoying and intensely stupid pieces, the Macalope would like to focus on something else. How terribly boring the iPhone 5 is.

BOR-ING. BORING, BORING, BORING.

Just ask these guys.

Like CNets Roger Cheng. His reaction?

Ho-hum. The iPhone 5 isnt going to wow anyone

Now, the Macalope has no way to prove this, but before he read the piece he said to a friend Twenty bucks says theres a Dont get me wrong, Apple will sell a lot to the fanboys in there. Lets see if there is!

Todays Apple event finally brought to light a redesigned iPhone 5the first significant change after more than two years.

Totally! If the case is the same, same phone, right?! Theres no way you can disprove that, Apple nerds!

But the latest installment warranted polite applause rather than enthusiastic cheering.

Only because most of this information had been leaked beforehand. If no one had seen the iPhone 5 beforehand, plotz city. Thats the one takeaway from this for Tim Cook.

Yes, the iPhone features a new look, but its really only slightly elongated and a bit thinner than the previous version.

All Cheng knows is what he sees.

Is this technology analysis or the red carpet at the Oscars?

My colleague Stephen Shankland wrote earlier this week that the smartphone industry has entered the ho-hum era for the business, with precious few revolutionary advancements from any players. Apple is caught in the same dilemma.

Yeah, that 28 percent growth in what is for Apple a slow quarter is a killer.

Dont get me wrong.

Ah!

These products all have that usual Apple flair for design, and I own some of them.

STREET CRED ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.

 

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