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The Macalope Weekly: Fun-sized

The Macalope | Oct. 29, 2012
Just like Halloween treats, the iPad mini will soon be here! But you can experience the sugar crash now, as pundits and analysts are lining up to tell us how lame it is. Then the Macalope will close by asking: Have you ever given an interview so bad you wanted to chew your own arm off afterwards?

Maybe the horny ones in a generous mood today (must be because of the Microsoft Surface launch yesterday), but it seems like maybe TPM called up Madan, who gave a rambling, stream-of-consciousness interview without really knowing exactly what he wanted to say about the iPad mini. The Macalopes been interviewed and he can tell you it doesnt always go as you wanted. You talk for a while and they say thank you and you think it went pretty well until you read the result the next day and say I said whoozits with the whatnow?

Short of revealing that unicorns are real and you can all have one for a nickel, theres really no way Apple can make everyone happy at these announcements. What matters is sales, and the Macalope fully expects the iPad mini to sell quite briskly without making the huge margin sacrifices Apples competitors have had to make. Thats good for Apple customers and for Apple, no matter what you might hear.

[Editors Note: Each week the Macalope skewers the worst of the weeks coverage of Apple and other technology companies. 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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