MacVoices #14211: The MacJury Examines The Impact of New Apple Products


A new MacJury convened to dig deep into the motivations behind and impact of some of Apple’s newest offerings, including the 5K iMac, the iPad Air 2 and Apple Pay. Find out why the 5K iMac is inspiring both lust and jealousy. Why the iPad Air 2 excites some and is seen as incremental by others. Why Apple Pay is all but a sure thing while will succeed where Google Wallet is a much less likely bet. All that, business decisions, Tim Cook’s Apple, and more are considered by the panel of Josh Centers, Nat Osten, Michael T. Rose  and host Chuck Joiner.

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Show Notes:

Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices. You can catch up with what he’s doing on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, App.net and LinkedIn.

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Guests:

Josh Centers  is the Managing Editor of  TidBITS. He’s also an occasional contributor to  Macworld,  Boing Boing, and  The Sweethome. You can keep up with him on  Twitter,  App.net, and his blog at  joshcenters.com.

Natalie Osten  has been writing iOS apps since 2010 and currently works with Smile, the Mac and iOS productivity software company, and is the lead developer for App Camp 4 Girls.    Before joining Smile, she worked with Fish Hook. The journey to becoming an iOS developer started with her background in fine arts and a love for Apple products. After 4 years as a Mac Genius, Natalie made the jump to writing apps. She believes that teaching is just as important as doing. When she’s not being a nerd she’s painting or hiking with her dog. Follow Natalie on Twitter and App.net.

Michael T. Rose  has been a Mac maven since the beginning, as a proud owner of an original 128K. He began his semi-professional Mac mastery at the Carnegie Mellon student newspaper in the early 1990s, then worked in technology and creative roles at Time Inc. and at the MJM events agency. Since 2013 he’s worked at Salesforce in the CRM giant’s New York office. He has written and edited for  The Unofficial Apple Web Log (TUAW)  since November 2006. Mike & his family live in Brooklyn, NY, but you can find him on  Twitter  or on his podcast with Kelly Guimont at http://aftershowpodcast.com.