Episode 277: Appealing To The High End

Daniel and Manton react to Apple’s surprisingly transparent “roundtable” meeting with several members of the press, and celebrate the many positive signals coming out of the event. They engage in a friendly debate about the likelihood that Mac users will defect to Windows. Finally, they talk about the merits of professional software, and the negative impacts that a poor market for such software may be having on iOS as a platform.

Many thanks to our sponsors this week:


  • The Mac Pro Lives – John Gruber writes about Apple’s special press event outlining the Mac Pro’s future.
  • The Reset Button – Matthew Panzarino writes about the Mac Pro announcements.
  • Osborne Effect – Age-old adage about the risks of premature product announcements.
  • Workflow Acquisition – TechCrunch story on Apple’s acquisition of the popular iOS automation app.
  • This Might Be Our Fault – The Connected podcast discussion of Workflow’s acquisition.
  • Panic 2016 Report – Panic’s reflections on the year and its struggles with iOS app sales.
  • Coda for iOS – Prime example of Panic’s professional-grade app development for iOS.
April 7, 2017 at 11:14 am.