The opinion column that follows doesn’t live up to the proud tradition and our best intentions for BYTE. It not only lacks the deep and authoritative technical content that we want BYTE to be known for, but it also doesn’t reflect the community’s views on Apple. Although there are plenty of people who don’t like Apple products, and some who have had bad experiences with Apple, those are the exception, not the rule.
After publishing an article called “The Crucible: A Sobering Look At Apple,” Byte retracted the piece and said it would redouble its “efforts to employ even tighter controls in our editing content before it gets published.”
Personally, I think it’s a good call from Byte. They admitted it was a mistake, so now we’ll wait and see how future stories read.