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: iPhone 14 rumors and Apple’s hardware subscription service

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...

Podcast: New 27-inch iMac with M1 Pro chip rumors, plus M1 MacBook memory leak bugs

Podcast: New 27-inch iMac with M1 Pro chip rumors, plus M1 MacBook memory leak bugs

Rumors and leaks suggest that Apple's 27-inch iMac is next in line for an M1 Pro upgrade, as the company continues its two-year transition to Apple silicon. Earlier this year, Apple updated its 24-inch iMac with an M1 chip. Recently...

Podcast: How Intel and Google's new chips compare to Apple's, plus the latest on the chip shortage

Podcast: How Intel and Google's new chips compare to Apple's, plus the latest on the chip shortage

Intel formally introduced its 12th-generation Alder Lake CPUs yesterday, and leaked benchmarks about the Core i9-12900HK processor suggest it outperforms Apple's new M1 Max chip. And Google's newly released Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro...

Podcast: What the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips suggest about the future of the Mac

Podcast: What the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips suggest about the future of the Mac

At its event on Monday, Apple announced new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros powered by their new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Benchmarks for the M1 Pro are nearly double that of the M1, and the M1 Max is even more powerful. As Apple...

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