MacBreak Weekly 341: Drop it Like it's Hot

Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay and I talk iPhone 5s rumors, is Apple maps getting better, Apple debuts 2013 as top US smartphone maker, and more.

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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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tsavocchio21 says:

I'm trusting Jony Ive to bring in something new and amazing!

henrymagnusrex says:

Agree. I do wonder if this is in apples strategy or not-opening up FaceTime for cross-platform stuff. Somebody is going to figure out cross platform communication besides carriers. Apple is in a great position to do it. Would really be disappointing if they just sit on it.

shinuyuki says:

Leo hit it on the mark. I use skype all the time and I refuse to use facetime because it only work with iOS. I have a lot of friends with all sorts of varied devices on WP, iOS, and Android. Skype is the best because it's cross platform.

Leo was also right about the the phone companies hating how we are using data to text because it erodes their immense profit of SMS.

ajkweez says:

I use Skype when I have to. But I'm pretty much on Alex's side. I like FaceTime because its simple and it just works. If Apple could get through the law suits, grow a pair, and finally open up FaceTime for cross platform development it would be amazing. Especially if it could work so simple across all platforms. Then add to it the ability to make VoIP calls and we'd have something flipping awesome!

Greengold says:

Love MBW. Rene is a great addition.

BrianTufo says:

I like FaceTime because its integrated and much faster. Plus it's nice 90% of friends and family use iPhones and iPads.

asuperstarr says:

This is very good podcast. I like the way they give you picks of the week and talk about many different topics.