Apple is doomed -- to make more money

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Philip has covered the Mac market since 1999, with a focus on the iPhone, iPad and iOS in recent years. In all that time, he has never tested a fart app.
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Apple tallied $43.6 billion in sales for its fiscal second quarter—a record for the company’s March quarter—and saw a net profit of $9.6 billion. So naturally, Wall Street has decided that Apple is doomed.

But is it? We talk Apple’s fortunes in this edition of the Macworld Podcast, as senior editor Dan Moren and editorial director Jason Snell join me in making sense of all the numbers thrown out as part of this week’s earnings announcement. We explain why the picture’s not as bleak as Wall Street might paint, address some areas of concern, and even spend some time talking about those forthcoming product announcements Tim Cook hinted at during his remarks with analysts.

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Apple conferences big and small

Dan Moren Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Dan has been writing about all things Apple since 2006, when he first started contributing to the MacUser blog. Since then he's covered most of the company's major product releases and reviewed every major revision of iOS. In his "copious" free time, he's usually grinding away on a novel or two.
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Though Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference may be the big fish of Apple-related gatherings, a number of smaller conferences have sprung up over the past several years. I sit down with senior writer Lex Friedman, just back from the Úll conference in Dublin, Ireland to discuss these events and what they offer that Apple can't match.

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Discussing the business iPad

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Increasingly the iPad is found not just attached to recumbent bodies on a couch but in businesses as well. With that in mind, Macworld, under the guidance of one of our guests, has introduced The iPad Office ebook. I’m joined by that book’s editor, Serenity Caldwell, as well as some of those who were responsible for the contents within it to share tips for using an iPad intended for business.

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Rethinking the iTunes Store

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Philip has covered the Mac market since 1999, with a focus on the iPhone, iPad and iOS in recent years. In all that time, he has never tested a fart app.
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Mark your calendars because the iTunes Store has an anniversary coming up. Apple started selling music downloads on April 28, 2003—a business decision that seems to have worked out pretty well for the company considering that Apple has since sold more than 25 billion songs.

There’ll be time enough to reflect on the impact of the iTunes Store later this month. In this episode of the Macworld Podcast, I’m joined by executive editor Jonathan Seff and senior editor Dan Moren, as we reflect on another aspect of the store’s stellar growth over the past decade—the fact that the iTunes Store itself has gotten a little unwieldy in recent years.

And stick around after our iTunes discussion for some bonus talk, as Dan Moren fills us in on the iPhone 5 coming to T-Mobile.

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Macworld Pundit Showdown XXI

Philip Michaels Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Philip has covered the Mac market since 1999, with a focus on the iPhone, iPad and iOS in recent years. In all that time, he has never tested a fart app.
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After our live show at last month’s Macworld/iWorld event, we return to the comfort of the Macworld Podcast studios for another edition of the Macworld Pundit Showdown—and just in time for April Fools’ Day. Fortunately, our panel of pundits—senior writer Lex Friedman, associate editor Serenity Caldwell, TechHive executive editor Jason Cross, and The Magazine executive editor Glenn Fleishman—are anything but fools. They are ready, however, to identify all the foolishness going on in the tech world, as we award points to whoever’s got the most unique takes on the latest news.

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Lex Friedman's month with a Windows phone

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Last week I spoke with Andy Ihnatko who penned a series of articles for our sister publication TechHive.com, gathered under the heading "Why I Switched From iPhone To Android.” Now that we’ve heard how the Android-half lives, let’s turn to the Windows Phone OS. To do that, I’m joined by Lex Friedman, who’s spent the past month with a Nokia Lumia 920. Without giving away the plot, I can safely say that Lex is more interested in being a stayer than a switcher.

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Andy Ihnatko on his iPhone-to-Android switch

Christopher Breen Senior Editor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

Chris has covered technology and media since the latter days of the Reagan Administration. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he's a professional musician in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Recently Chicago Sun-Times technology columnist (and Macworld senior contributor) Andy Ihnatko penned a series of articles for our sister publication TechHive.com, gathered under the heading "Why I Switched From iPhone To Android." These articles generated a fair amount of controversy among Apple’s most loyal followers. While Andy did more than yeoman’s work in explaining his reasons for the switch, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to invite him to expand on those reasons. He was kind enough to spend nearly an hour speaking with me about that subject.

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