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: Ranking Apple's worst products of all time

Podcast: WWDC 2021: What to expect at Apple's June event

Podcast: WWDC 2021: What to expect at Apple's June event

While we wait for confirmation about Apple's rumored April event, the company has confirmed its annual developers conference, WWDC, will take place the week of June 7. Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive...

Podcast: Intel's anti-Mac ads: What's next for Intel?

Podcast: Intel's anti-Mac ads: What's next for Intel?

It's been a year since rumors began to swirl that Apple would sever its ties with Intel, and a few months since that transition became official. Apple has released a few Apple Silicon/M1 Macs already, and there's more in the...

Podcast: FCC to auction off 5G bandwidth; Apple data privacy update

Podcast: FCC to auction off 5G bandwidth; Apple data privacy update

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. will auction off previously reserved 5G spectrum, potentially speeding up next-generation wireless rollout. As device makers continue to release 5G-enabled phones and tablets,...

Podcast: iMac Pro discontinued: What does it mean for the future of 'Pro' Macs?

Podcast: iMac Pro discontinued: What does it mean for the future of 'Pro' Macs?

Apple has confirmed it is discontinuing the iMac Pro, as rumors suggest an M1 iMac is on its way. Macworld executive editor Michael Simon and Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis join Juliet to discuss what they wanted from the...

Podcast: iPhone 13 rumors: More storage, better camera and always-on display

Podcast: iPhone 13 rumors: More storage, better camera and always-on display

Although the arrival of the next iPhone is likely months away, rumors about what it may look like are circulating. On this episode of Today in Tech, Computerworld executive editor Ken Mingis and Macworld executive editor Michael Simon...

Podcast: 30K Macs infected with

Podcast: 30K Macs infected with "Silver Sparrow" virus; M1 Mac SSD health

Security researchers uncovered malware affecting tens of thousands of macOS devices, but it's unclear what exactly the malware does. Affecting both Intel and Apple Silicon processors, this malware, nicknamed "Silver Sparrow," still...

Podcast: M1X chip: The next generation of Apple Silicon

Podcast: M1X chip: The next generation of Apple Silicon

Apple's existing M1 Macs may not be the only Apple Silicon Macs for long. Rumors about the next generation of M1 chips have leaked, and they suggest the powerful new chip, the M1X, will possess more cores than the M1. On this episode...

Podcast: Worldwide chip shortage affects the iPhone 12; Apple Car rumors

Podcast: Worldwide chip shortage affects the iPhone 12; Apple Car rumors

A worldwide shortage of semiconductors is hurting the sales of everything from smartphones to cars. Apple said the chip shortage affected sales of its latest iPhones. Automakers, who also rely on semiconductors in newer car models,...

Podcast: iOS 14.5: New features and release date

Podcast: iOS 14.5: New features and release date

Beta testing for the latest update to Apple's mobile operating system is underway, and users can expect to see some heavily anticipated features once it rolls out. The newest iteration of iOS, iOS 14.5, will include updated privacy...

Apple in 2021: New products and predictions

Apple in 2021: New products and predictions

It was a banner year for Apple, from the release of the first 5G iPhone, to the Apple Silicon announcement and subsequent rollout of the first M1 Macs. Apple isn’t showing any signs of slowing down as 2021 approaches. It’s expected...

What the new iPhone 12 means for 5G

What the new iPhone 12 means for 5G

By now, you’ve probably heard that Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup will have 5G capabilities. And you have also probably heard us discuss how 5G speeds are still only available in some parts of the country with some carriers. Apple will...

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