Podcast 467: Apple earnings, Apple Pay, and shadenfreude
Cupertino's biggest fruit company had a good quarter, Best Buy is becoming the new Apple Store, and Tim Cook throws some shade.
Apple makes a lot of money every quarter, but Wall Street is never satisfied—what's up with that? And will the iPad ever break out of its sales slump? And how many Apple Watches did Apple sell? And how great is Tim Cook at throwing shade?!?! Glenn and Susie tackle all these questions and more in our discussion of the most recent earnings call.
We also discuss mobile payments again, in the face of some maybe-sort-of-news about CurrentC. Best Buy and Apple seem to be getting tighter, event though their retail experiences couldn't be more different. But regardless, with Apple Pay's momentum and Square's reader, it's an interesting time for mobile payments.
Report: Apple Watch owns 75 percent of the smartwatch market by Caitlin McGarry
Apple Pay rival CurrentC may finally roll out in stores next month by Caitlin McGarry
In its second year, Apple Pay is ready to cash in by Dan Moren
How Square aims to bring Apple Pay into mom-and-pop shops by Leah Yamshon
Shade Court, a weekly column on Jezebel by Kara Brown
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