Rob Enderle Calls Apple ‘Desperate’

8:00 AM, May. 24th, 2016 · · The Back Page

Apple Screams

Rob Enderle called Apple's new Union Square flagship store in San Francisco a sign that Apple is desperate. After flailing about in an apoplectic fit, Bryan Chaffin discusses the merits—or lack thereof—of this idea.

What If You Won’t Be Able to Buy an Apple Car?

5:45 PM, May. 13th, 2016 · · The Back Page

Apple Car Striding the Globe

We know Apple is working on a car—but what if it turns out the company isn't planning on letting you drive or own that car? What if instead of designing a consumer car for end-users, Apple is instead designing a vehicle or vehicles it will use to deploy its own fleet of autonomous ride-sharing cars?

Apple Music Connect Joins Apple’s Legacy of Neglect

7:22 PM, May. 6th, 2016 · · The Back Page

Apple Music Connect - Neglected

9to5Mac is reporting that Apple plans to "demote" Apple Music Connect, one of the most promising features of Apple Music. Whether or not that happens, Connect is one a long line of products and services that Apple has released, only to then neglect it, and Bryan Chaffin is pissy about it.

Carl Icahn Isn’t Wrong about Apple in China

7:59 PM, Apr. 28th, 2016 · · The Back Page

Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn told CNBC Thursday that he sold his considerable stake in Apple Inc.—some 0.8 percent of shares at his height—on concerns about Apple's business in China, though it might be more accurate to characterize it as concerns that China's government could have a deleterious affect on Apple's business in that market. Bryan Chaffin isn't always a fan of Mr. Icahn's, but in this instance, the mogul isn't wrong.

Bernie Sanders Says Apple Isn’t Destroying Fabric of America

7:54 PM, Apr. 5th, 2016 · · The Back Page

Apple and the American Flag

Wait, Apple was brought up in the campaign for U.S. president? Must be Tuesday. Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (D) said specifically that Apple isn't one of those companies he's accused of "destroying the fabric of America," but he had two things he wished Apple would change. The first is that he wants Apple to make some of its products in the U.S. (spoiler, Apple already does), and the second is that he wants Apple to pay "[its] fare share of taxes" (spoiler, it does).

The Most Important Thing to Remember on Apple’s 40th Birthday

6:05 PM, Apr. 1st, 2016 · · The Back Page

Appel's 40th Birthday

Apple turned 40 years old today. Yep. 40. It was April 1st, 1976, when Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne formed Apple Computer. This is the stuff of technology legend, and the story has been told, retold, and then told again. Bryan Chaffin says the best present you could give Apple is to forget about that past.