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By Jason Snell

The grades are in!

Since 2015, the site’s first year, I’ve been doing the Apple Report Card, a survey of sentiment from people who spend an unusual time thinking about (and, often, talking or writing about) Apple. This year’s panel featured 65 different people, and the grades are in. I’ll be posting the results, along with commentary from the panelists, later this week.

(The commentary from participants ran to 30,000 words! After going through all of them and highlighting favorite passages, I’ve cut that down to about 7,000 words. Next up this week is threading them together into something that passes as readable. It’s a lot of work.)

Anyway, here are the scores:

Our panelists generally feel like Apple’s doing a good job with the Mac and a great job with the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Just as Apple’s balance statements indicate, Services are hot and Wearables are through the roof.

The pain points are perhaps the most interesting.…

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