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Jim Dalrymple, noting it’s too early to worry about iOS 7, lays down the law in a footnote:

If you are a reporter and write a story about iOS 7 bugs, you are a dumbass and you are doing your readers a disservice.

Companies do often blur the line between “beta” and beta, but this is why you are paid to be a technology reporter. Noting flaws in Apple’s “beta” product Siri which has been publicly shipping for over a year and a half and is widely featured in Apple’s advertising? More than valid. Noting flaws in Apple’s beta product iOS 7 which is in developer release to try to jack up page views? Baloney.

This isn’t that hard.