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.

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Apple has radically improved the 4G/LTE support in this model. The iPhone 6 is capable of 4G download speds up to 150Mbps and will handle HD voice calling over 4G (which carriers want to turn us all onto). And it supports 20 LTE bands -- more than anyone else right now.

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.

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