Michael Simon

Executive Editor

Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.

Podcast: Apple employees push back on return-to-office plans; the end of the iPod

Podcast: What Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover could mean for business users

Podcast: What Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover could mean for business users

Billionaire Elon Musk recently entered into an agreement to purchase Twitter for $44 billion dollars, therefore turning Twitter into a privately held company. While Musk’s acquisition could have serious ramifications for users, it’s...

Podcast: What will Apple announce at WWDC 2022?

Podcast: What will Apple announce at WWDC 2022?

WWDC speculation has officially begun. So, what will Apple announce at its annual developer conference in June? Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis join Juliet to discuss what to...

Podcast: iPhone 14 rumors and Apple’s hardware subscription service

Podcast: iPhone 14 rumors and Apple’s hardware subscription service

According to Bloomberg, Apple is working on a hardware subscription service that would allow users to lease its devices like people lease cars. This program would differ from the 12- and 24-month loan programs currently available. And...

Podcast: Foxconn’s factory shutdown, Mac Studio review and iOS 15.4

Podcast: Foxconn’s factory shutdown, Mac Studio review and iOS 15.4

Foxconn partially shut down some of its factories in manufacturing powerhouse Shenzhen as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak. Foxconn, which is the world's biggest contract electronics manufacturer and Apple’s largest iPhone supplier,...

Podcast: What the new Mac Studio is all about (And what it’s not)

Podcast: What the new Mac Studio is all about (And what it’s not)

At its “Peek Performance” event on Tuesday, Apple dropped two especially surprising announcements. First, it introduced the newest edition to the M1 chip lineup, the M1 Ultra. Then, it introduced a new desktop Mac, the Mac Studio,...

Podcast: Apple’s “Peek Performance” event preview

Podcast: Apple’s “Peek Performance” event preview

Apple is hosting its first event of the year on March 8. The company is expected to announce a handful of new products including an iPhone SE with 5G and a new iPad Air. It’s also possible that Apple will announce a new MacBook Air...

Podcast: Apple’s custom 5G modems coming in 2023, plus Google to limit app trackers

Podcast: Apple’s custom 5G modems coming in 2023, plus Google to limit app trackers

Apple is getting closer to ditching Qualcomm as its 5G modem supplier, according to a new Digitimes report. The company has reportedly begun coordinating with other chip companies to develop custom-made 5G modems for future iPhones....

Podcast: What’s next for the App Store?

Podcast: What’s next for the App Store?

This week, Apple said it paid developers $60 billion in 2021. That suggests that, last year, the App Store raked in more money than ever. Still, 2021 was not all roses for the App Store. In September, Apple’s lawsuit against Epic...

 Podcast: Apple silicon transition could wrap up by summer 2022

Podcast: Apple silicon transition could wrap up by summer 2022

When the transition to Apple silicon was announced, Apple said the shift would last two years. Now, Mark Gurman, author of the Power On newsletter, suggests the transition could wrap up by WWDC in June. That means users would see an...

Podcast: What users can expect from Apple in 2022

Podcast: What users can expect from Apple in 2022

Apple leveled up its Mac game in 2021 by adding its M1 chips to new devices and introducing the M1 Pro and Max chips to its users. In 2022, even more Macs, like the Mac Pro, may get the Apple silicon treatment and receive the next...

Podcast: Supply chain issues affect tech buying; Apple to launch its Self Service Repair program

Podcast: Supply chain issues affect tech buying; Apple to launch its Self Service Repair program

The ongoing chip shortage and supply chain disruption continue to disrupt tech buyers, and the holiday season will likely further complicate the issue. Tech buyers should expect stock shortages and longer delivery timelines. While...

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