iMore show 342: Mobile accomplishments

Simon Sage, gaming editor for Mobile Nations, joins Rene to talk about PAX East and GDC 2013, the state of mobile gaming in general, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone in specific, and the explosion of free-to-play titles. Also, Facebook's mobile event.

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Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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K Sec says:

Damn, no discussion on Large Screen iPhone? Again, People are buying iPhone because of status in China. So Cheap iPhone just wont work. You can get a Cheap Android iPhone look alike for less then $100.

Rene Ritchie says:

We did an entire show on it a couple of weeks ago. Check the episode list!

SockRolid says:

Re: "...the newly competitive mobile market..."

You mean the current two-horse smartphone market? Apple vs. Samsung?
Apple should thank Samsung for crushing all other Android handset makers.
(Especially for crushing the ones with better products than Samsung's.)

BrianTufo says:

Exactly. I really don't get it either. As a former Samsung owner (S3) I don't get it. Their UI is just so not attractive lol. Their hardware is also kind of cheap feeling too. HTC makes much nicer hardware yet people don't buy them as much. *shrugs*

shinuyuki says:

Most people do not buy HTC because of the Sense. Everyone I talk to hate the look Sense brings and the lag it brings to some phones as well. However, the hardware is ALWAYS amazing!

nat750 says:

Always a good listen. I like how I start listening on my iPod touch at home, jump in the car

asuperstarr says:

I'm getting ready to watch now. Thanks for the video!

djstarion says:

This is probably one of my favorite shows yet.


You didn't mention The Verge App. Worth a dThe second app hit after iMore for news and updates. Good conversation.

LukeSkyGonker says:

Rene what do you use for video on your podcasts and how do you record that video?

Pnin says:

Hi Rene, I gave you a brickbat a while back for show # 339. Time for a bouquet - great show, great listen. Informed, and affirming and critical in the best sense. I hope you will pause, and consider why this show had such appeal and #339 had so little. I'm clearly not alone in this sentiment.