Mike Cronin (YouTuber)

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Mike Cronin
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Mike Cronin (YouTuber) and Lewis Hilsenteger from Unbox Therapy at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
Born (1998-10-14) October 14, 1998 (age 23)
New Jersey, USA
Known for YouTube technology vlogging
Height 1.90 m
Website
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Mike Cronin (full name Michael A. Cronin, born October 14, 1998), also formally known by the username MikesiOSHelp, is a technology enthusiast, video producer, and Internet personality, best known for his Apple and technology-based YouTube channel youtube.com/Mike. The channel was created on January 26, 2010, with the original username of "MikesiPodHelp101," which was later changed and re-branded to "MikesiOSHelp" in November 2012, and was finally changed to "Mike Cronin" in the summer of 2014 across all social media platforms. Template:As of, the channel has over 40,000 subscribers and over 8 million total video views.

Career

Cronin joined YouTube on January 26, 2010. Most videos produced by Cronin would receive less than 100 video views each, and mainly focused on news, rumors, and details based on products made by Apple. Several months into the creation of his YouTube channel, he began to slowly gain viewership and grow a large audience. In March 2012, a portion of Cronin's video from one of his iPad 3 rumor videos was featured in Gizmodo's The iPad 3 According to YouTube video.[1] Cronin's videos have been promoted by several other sites and through many mobile accessory product companies as well.

Aside from making videos about the latest news and rumors from Apple, videos available on his YouTube channel contain several mobile accessory reviews, involving products from mophie, LifeProof, OtterBox, etc. Since 2013, Cronin has been attending the annual VidCon YouTube conventions each year, hosted by John Green and Hank Green of the VlogBrothers YouTube channel.

In June 2014, while attending the 5th-annual VidCon YouTube convention in Anaheim, CA, Cronin teamed up with seven different technology-related YouTubers also in attendance of the event to share opinions and thoughts about a non-functioning iPhone 6 mockup model. The personalities featured in the video, respectively, were Ty Moss, Keaton Keller of TechSmartt, Dom Esposito of macmixing, Lamarr Wilson, Austin Evans, Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy, and Jon Morrison of TLDToday.[2]

Following the success of the video, Cronin posted another collaboration video two weeks later, this time with Dom Esposito of macmixing only. In this collaboration, Cronin and Esposito shared thoughts and opinions on the bigger, non-functioning iPhone 6 Plus mockup model.[3]

Before the end of the summer of 2014, Cronin brought major re-branding to the channel, also bringing forth the new URL which redirects to his channel, which is youtube.com/Mike.

On September 19, 2014, Cronin and his father, Paul, attended the release of the iPhone 6 from Apple at their local retail store at the Garden State Plaza shopping mall in Paramus, NJ. They stood in line for a total of 14+ hours, scoring themselves both the iPhone 6 as well as the iPhone 6 Plus, which were sold in extreme limited quantities. They had "arrived at the mall at 4:15 a.m. and it took them more than eight hours to reach the front of the line at the Apple store at the Plaza." They were featured in the Bergen County Record, and were also featured in a similar story on NorthJersey.com.[4]

In February 2015, Cronin teamed up with Keaton Keller again from the TechSmartt YouTube channel (which bears over 350,000 subscribers and over 70 million video views) in a collaboration video where both personalities interviewed a group of people in New York City to question how they felt about the upcoming Apple Watch to be released from Apple later in the year.[5]

Before the end of the summer of 2015, Cronin once again brought major revisions to his YouTube channel and videos, by deciding to take on a "friendlier, more personality-like approach" with new content, which included designing a new set for all videos to be shot at when speaking directly to his audience.[6] The set is significantly different compared to previous backgrounds seen in older videos, including a big couch and custom designed youtube.com/Mike canvas.[7]

Template:As of, through the SocialBlade YouTube-ranking website, Cronin's channel has maintained a B-letter grade, with over 500 total video uploads, over 40,000 subscribers, and over 8,000,000 video views. The channel's videos receive anywhere from 5,000-10,000 views per day, and gains at most over 200 subscribes per day.[8]

Personal life

Cronin resides on the East Coast in the state of New Jersey. Template:As of, he is attending his final year of high school.

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