MacVoices #23199: MacVoices Live! – $3 Trillion, X-Code, Mac Usage (1)

An extra large MacVoices Live panel that featured Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanagan-ArthursEric BoldenBrittany SmithGuy SerleJeff GametWeb BixbyKelly Guimont, and Mark Fuccio look at Apple’s impact on the stock market as its stock price approaches $3 trillion. The recent release of the Vision Pro and other announcements have contributed to this growth. Despite the stock market’s unpredictability, there is anticipation for strong financial results from Apple, especially in its services business. The Mac and X-code play a crucial role in Apple’s product development. The publication of a chart showing who is using what is questioned by the panel along with their thinking. (Part 1)


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Show Notes:


0:06:43 Market expectations and speculation about Apple’s future
0:08:28 Apple’s stock could drop but let’s toast to its success
0:10:17 Report questions Mac’s place in Apple ecosystem
0:12:09 The Mac and Xcode’s significance for mobile platforms
0:13:05 The Mac vs. Mobile Platforms: Changing Landscape of Computing
0:15:15 Developer’s perspective: Is the Mac falling behind?
0:15:24 Xcode and the Mac: A Relevant Partnership
0:16:57 iPad vs. Mac: Showcasing Limitations and User Interface
0:17:29 Possibility of running macOS on an iPad
0:21:15 Importance of Mac’s engineering and rumored M3 chip
0:23:01 Apple’s Product Segmentation and Target Audience
0:27:09 Mac Pro vs. Mac Mini Sales: Debunking the Pie Chart
0:28:56 Mac’s Relevance and Profitability: Alive and Thriving
0:30:18 Breakdown of Mac usage in enterprise perspective
0:31:43 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro dominate professional usage


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Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Mark Fuccio is actively involved in high tech startup companies, both as a principle at, or as a 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 Twitter, LinkedIn, or on Mastodon.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Kelly Guimont is a podcaster and friend of the Rebel Alliance. You can also hear her on The Aftershow with Mike Rose, and she still has more to say which she saves for Twitter and Mastodon.

Andrew Orr is a freelance writer and amateur photographer and Contributing Editor at AppleInsider. He loves Apple products and enjoys writing and sharing all things tech. When he’s not writing about Apple, you can often find him snapping photos with his iPhone. Follow him on Twitter or sample his musical tastes on Apple Music…if you dare.

Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at and via @provuejim on Twitter.

Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he’s probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, at @[email protected], and find everything at

Brittany Smith is a trained cognitive neuroscientist who provides ADD/ADHD, technology, and productivity coaching through her business, Devise and Conquer, along with companion video courses for folks with ADHD. She’s also the cofounder of The ADHD Guild, a community for nerdy folks with ADHD. She, herself, is a self-designated “well-rounded geek”. She can be found on Twitter as @addliberator, on Mastodon as @[email protected], and on YouTube with tech tips.


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