MacJury #1214: The MacJury Discusses the Apple News: iPad and iPad mini, Mac mini and iMacs


After the dust settled from Apple’s stunning round of product announcements, The MacJury convened to discuss, analyze and pass judgement on the newest iteration of the iPad, the new iPad mini, and the newly redesigned iMac and Mac mini. Testimony is taken on prices, sizes, feature sets and Fusion Drives by the panel of Tonya Engst, Mark Fuccio, Dave Hamilton, Omaha Sternberg and host Chuck Joiner.

The video version of this episode is available on MacVoicesTV.


Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, MacVoicesTV, MacNotables and The MacJury, a group of shows and web sites that make up The MacVoices Group, and is part ofMacLevelTen . You can catch up with what he’s doing by following him on Twitter, friending him on Facebook, or circling him on Google+.

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Tonya Engst spends her days immersed in Apple technology, serving as editor-in-chief at TidBITS Publishing, which she co-founded. She works behind the scenes on the TidBITS Web site (Apple news for the rest of us) and on the front lines of theTake Control ebook series (highly practical, tightly focused ebooks about technology, mostly Apple-related), where she thinks about the big picture, edits many ebooks, and occasionally gets to write one. Follow her on Twitter.

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as an marketing advisor through his consulting practice Tactics Sells High Tech, Inc. Mark was a proud investor in Microsoft from the mid-1990’s selling in mid 2000, and hopes one day that MSFT will be again an attractive investment. You can contact Mark through his web site or through Twitter.

Dave Haminton is a co-founder The Mac Observer, an online magazine and one of the leading daily news sites for the Macintosh community. Dave is also President and co-founder of BackBeat Media, a publisher service agency representing the advertising and operations activities of consumer technology-focused websites and podcasts, helping them to grow their businesses. Additionally, Dave is the publisher and co-host of Mac Geek Gab, launched in 2005 and one of the top Mac podcasts in the market today. A popular speaker everywhere from local user groups to Macworld, you can follow Dave on Twitter.

Omaha Sternberg is the Chief Producer of iGame Radio, covering gaming on the Mac and iOS devices. You can also see her reviews on Mac|Life, Macworld, and iPhone Life magazines. Follow Omaha on Twitter or Google+.

Apple Revs the iPad and Introduces the iPad mini by Tonya Engst on TidBITS

Digging Into Apple’s Fusion Drive Details by Dave Hamilton on The Mac Observer