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#1705: All about MagSafe for the iPhone, Apple Q2 2024 financials, online messaging history, should we move past “user”?

Apple reported Q2 2024 earnings last week, and while the company still brought in revenues of $90.8 billion and profits of $23.6 billion, those revenues were down 4% compared to last year. Michael Cohen examines what was up, what was down, and why. Adam Engst dives into the world of MagSafe on the iPhone for Continuity Camera and StandBy, plus convenient charging in the office, bedroom, and car. We also briefly share links to an Ars Technica history of online messaging and an MIT Technology Review editorial about issues with the term “user.” Notable Mac app releases this week include DEVONagent Pro 3.11.8 and EagleFiler 1.9.14.