Macworld Folds, Most Staffers Laid Off

Well this is some unfortunate timing. One day after Apple announced two new iPhones and an incredibly ugly watch that no one needs, 9to5 Mac reports that Macworld magazine — which has covered Apple since 1984 — is folding.

Macworld.com will continue on, albeit with a smaller — and seemingly completely new — staff.

Many of Macworld’s veterans tweeted the sad news. Senior VP and editorial director Jason Snell announced he was out after 17 years. Dan Miller, editor of Macworld, said that he would be with the magazine for another month to “assist with the transition” to a digital-only product.

Dan Frakes, a senior editor who was also laid off, maybe put it best when he tweeted “If you’re looking for fantastic writers and editors, there are many available today. I’ve never worked with a more talented group of people.”