MacVoices #23229 – MacVoices Live! – Hot AirPods Max, Apple’s Financial Performance (3)

Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBrian Flanigan-ArthursBrittany SmithJim ReaBen RoethigEric BoldenJeff Gamet, and Mark Fuccio delve into reports of AirPods Max encountering condensation issues, with some panel members questioning the credibility of these claims, particularly in the context of exercise. They discuss the practicality of using AirPods Max compared to other over-the-ear headphones then transition to the topic of Apple’s diversification and revenue streams through services, highlighting the significance of extending device lifespans and AppleCare coverage. The session concludes with a challenge to one analysts thoughts on Apple base don his track record. (Part 3)


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Show Notes:


0:00:00 AirPods Max: Too Hot or Just Right?
0:02:26 Personal Experience with Headphone Heat and Condensation
0:04:01 AirPods Max: Not Ideal for Exercise
0:05:16 AirPods Max: Unconventional Use Cases
0:06:23 AirPods Max Comfort and Malfunction Concerns
0:08:26 Situational Awareness and Transparency Mode
0:11:45 Apple’s Strategy for Long-Term Success
0:13:08 Apple’s Extension of AppleCare and Revenue Boost
0:14:26 Behavioral Conditions and Habits in Apple Subscriptions
0:16:50 Apple’s Long-Term Strategy and Shareholder Care
0:18:22 Analysts’ opinions on Apple’s performance and future prospects
0:20:16 Eric Woodring’s low ranking and poor performance as an analyst
0:22:05 Apple’s institutional ownership compared to other companies
0:23:52 Questioning Mr. Wooding’s Investment Track Record


Is condensation Killing your AirPods Max? Apple doesn’t think so

Apple is growing in ‘the right places’ – Morgan Stanley


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]

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and 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. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.

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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