Some new Apple media content for your eyes

Got some spare minutes to see some new content?  But only a couple of minutes?

 

You’re in luck, friend! First up, we have a sweet new video in the ongoing “Shot on iPhone” series. Shot in the British Colombia Interior, Canada, the video features past and present Winter X Games competitors snowboarding down slopes and valleys at Baldface Lodge.

 

Apple’s ‌‌‌iPhone 11 Pro‌‌‌, which is used here, features a triple-lens camera with the best wide-angle sensor Apple has released so far along with a telephoto lens and a super wide-angle lens for better landscape shots.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Next up, we have a new teaser video for the “Beastie Boys Story” documentary that’s coming to Apple TV+ on April 24th.

 

“Beastie Boys Story” is described as a live documentary experience that focuses on the history and the legacy of the group and its personal story.

 

The film will be available in IMAX theaters in a limited release on April 3 before launching on ‌Apple TV‌+ on April 24.

 

Make some noise!

 

 

 

 

iPhone Production may be delayed

Apple’s production plans for the newest iPhone model next month could face complications and delays due to the coronavirus outbreak  in China.

 

Although with over 4000 people infected, and over 100 people killed by the outbreak, iPhone production is not top of the list of things to worry about, it may serve as a delay for the iPhone, with most of Apple’s iPhones being made in China, by Foxconn in Zhengzhou and by Pegatron at an assembly plant near Shanghai.

 

Apple usually launches it’s smartphones around September, so the coronavirus shouldn’t affect those plans, but Apple is also reportedly prepping a new low-cost iPhone that’s set to be released during the first half of 2020 – possibly as early as March – which puts those mass production plans more at risk with mass production of the new low-cost iPhone reportedly due to start in the third week of February.

 

BUT, Foxconn said it’s monitoring the situation in China and following all recommended health practices. It declined to comment on production in specific locations but said, “We can confirm that we have measures in place to ensure that we can continue to meet all global manufacturing obligations.”
Over the weekend, Good guy Tim Cook tweeted that the company intends to donate money in support of groups in China fighting the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

 

 

MGM in acquisition talks

In kind of crazy news, MGM has apparently held preliminary talks with Apple, Netflix, and others to gauge their interest in an acquisition.

 

Although according to reports,  the talks have “yet to reach an advanced stage, ” a deal with MGM would offer Apple a huge catalog of content to add to Apple TV Plus – like the James Bond franchise, “The Handmaid’s Tale,”  “Rocky” and “Mad Max.”

 

All companies reportedly involved have declined to comment, so we’ll just have to wait and see if Apple becomes the king of streaming. Look out Netflix? Maybe not yet.

 

 

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Happy iPad Tuesday!

 

 

 

Ten years ago today, we were introduced to the iPad

Time flies when you’re having fun, right? We’ve all been having fun, right? Just ten years ago, we were introduced to the wondrous device that is the iPad.

 

It all went down at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and it was one of the last major products that he unveiled before his death in 2011.

 

Whilst doing so, he said:
“iPad is our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price,” said Jobs. “iPad creates and defines an entirely new category of devices that will connect users with their apps and content in a much more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”

 

That original iPad featured a 9.7-inch display, a single-core Apple A4 processor, up to 64GB of storage, 256MB of RAM, an advertised 10 hours of battery life, Bluetooth 2.1, a 30-pin dock connector, and a headphone jack. Wi-Fi-only models started at $499, while models with both Wi-Fi and 3G cellular connectivity started at $629. Notably, the original iPad lacked cameras.

 

Apple released the iPad on April 3, 2010 and, one day later, the company announced that it had already sold over 300,000 iPads. Since that time, Apple has released a new generation of the iPad every year, as well as Pro’s, Air’s and Mini’s coming to the party.
Erryone loves an iPad party!

 

 

36 years ago today the Macintosh was revealed!!

On this day in 1984, Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh at Apple’s annual shareholder’s meeting in Cupertino. The brand spanking new computer was equipped with a 9-inch black and white display, an 8MHz Motorola 68000 processor, 128KB of RAM, a 3.5-inch floppy drive, and cost, wait for it, $2,495 ( which is about $6000 clams in today’s money. That’s a lot of clams, guys).

 

It was also a very solid 17 pounds. Egads.

 

This is the first thing people saw on screen when they saw the Mac or the first time:

 

Hello, I’m Macintosh. It sure is great to get out of that bag.

Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking, I’d like to share with you a maxim I thought of the first time I met an IBM mainframe: NEVER TRUST A COMPUTER YOU CAN’T LIFT!

Obviously, I can talk, but right now I’d like to sit back and listen. So, it is with considerable pride that I introduce a man who’s been like a father to me… STEVE JOBS.

 

Pretty cool/creepy!

 

Here’s the 1984 Super Bowl ad that Apple invested in and debuted days before the Macintosh was unveiled:

 

 

After the Macintosh, Apple introduced a bunch of iterations, from the Macintosh II, to the PowerBook, the iBook, to where we are no, with the current Mac lineup including the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, ‌iMac‌, iMac Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro.

 

Maybe this Super Bowl we’ll see an ad for another industry changing device! You know, when the 49ers win. When that happens.

 

 

 

More Apple TV + news

The first season of “Little America,”is available to stream on Apple TV+. Little America is an anthology series created by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, best known for being the creators (and star) of ‘The Big Sick’.

 

It’s eight half hour episodes that each focus on a different immigrant story, from a 12-year-old who has to run a Utah motel on his own after his parents are deported back to India, to a Nigerian grad student who becomes a cowboy.

 

 

According to some critics, the show is the best ‌‌Apple TV‌‌+ show yet, and good news if you agree, because it’s already been renewed for season 2.

 

Check out the trailer below!

 

 

 

In other, spectacular news, Apple has signed a multi-year agreement with award-winning actress, producer, and kickass lady  Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who will develop new projects exclusively for Apple TV+ as both an executive producer and actress.

 

See, I told you, spectacular. 

 


From the source, the kickass lady herself:

 

“I am thrilled about this new partnership with my friends at Apple,” said Louis-Dreyfus. “Also, many thanks and kudos to my representatives for structuring the deal in such a way that I am paid in AirPods.”

 

Apple’s streaming TV service launched in November for $4.99 per month with a one-week trial. Happy streaming!

 

 

Apple running ‘Night Mode’ photo competition

Apple has just announced a new Night Mode photo challenge, and is inviting users to share their best Night Mode photos captured with the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max.

 

If you have one of the above devices, you’ll know that iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models turn on Night Mode automatically when the camera detects low-light situations, and when that happens, a crescent moon icon at the top of the display turns yellow.

 

If you want to take part in the competition, you can submit your photos from today until January 29th, after which a panel of 10 judges will pick five winning photos on March 4th. You have to be 18 or older and not an Apple employee (duh).

 

If this sounds like you – share your Night Mode photos on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #ShotoniPhone and #NightmodeChallenge. Weibo users can participate using #ShotoniPhone# and #NightmodeChallenge#. Apple says to note which iPhone model you used to capture your image in the caption.High-resolution photos can also be emailed to shotoniphone@apple.com, using the file format “firstname_lastname_nightmode_iPhonemodel.”

 

Photos ARE allowed to be edited, but you have to say what apps or filters you used in the image caption or comment, and photo shot with the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max in Night Mode since September 20 qualifies.

 

If you win, your photo will be shared on Apple’s website and on its Instagram, Twitter, WeChat, and Weibo pages as well as MAYBE appearing in ads and on billboards, at Apple Stores, or in a third-party photo exhibition. Apple says it will pay a licensing fee to the winning photographers for use of such photos in its marketing.

 

 

Good Luck!!

 

 

2020 is here! What to expect from Apple

It’s only just begun!  new decade, a new year, a new raft of Apple releases. So what can we expect from them? iPhone changes are for sure expected – such as 3D sensing rear cameras, 5G technology, and an all-OLED lineup. We’re also looking at updated iPad Pro models, new Macs, Apple Tags, updated HomePod and Apple TV, with some even predicting an augmented reality headset.

 

During the first half of 2020, there’s a solid chance that Apple will release a new low-cost iPhone that will be sold alongside the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and Pro Max. The smartphone has been referred to as an iPhone SE 2 but will likely be more similar to an iPhone 8.

 

If it’s a real thing, it’s said to feature a 4.7-inch display with Touch ID, an A13 chip, a single-lens rear camera, 3GB RAM, and it will be available in silver, red, and space gray colors. For this device, we’re probably looking at around $399.

 

 

In the Fall, we’ll see the annual refresh of Apple’s iPhone lineup , with the expectation that they will introduce higher-end 6.1 and 6.7-inch iPhone models alongside lower-end 5.4 and 6.1-inch iPhone models, for a total of four iPhones, all featuring OLED displays. Every new iPhone coming in 2020 is expected to support 5G technology.

 

 

We can likely expect the Apple Watch Series 6 to be released, with ( presumably) faster performance, better water resistance, and improved wireless transmission for faster WiFi and cellular speeds. Sleep tracking is also expected to be an added feature to the smartwatch.

 

 

As there was no iPad Pro refresh in 2019, rumors suggest a refresh is coming in the first half of this year, with an updated iPad Pro with faster Face ID and a rear-facing time-of-flight (ToF) camera system which can determine the distance between objects by measuring the time it takes a light or laser signal to get from the camera to the subject in each point of the image.

 

That information is used to create a 3D image of the surrounding area to allow more accurate depth perception and better placement of virtual objects. ( Hi Augmented Reality).

 

Apple may update the 16-inch MacBook Pro lineup with a new machine that features a mini-LED display, will likely release a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a scissor switch keyboard, and is expected to bring said scissor switch keyboard to the MacBook Air at some point during the year.

 

At WWDC in June, we can expect the usual updates to software – this year it will be iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, tvOS 14, and macOS 10.16.

 

New products circling the rumor mill range from ‘Airtags’ – bluetooth tracking devices similar to Tile, to AR Smart Glasses that would be offered alongside the iPhone, with the iPhone handling the bulk of the processor needs and the glasses serving a display role.

 

Hopefully there’ll be some sweet shinyApple-y surprises coming our way in 2020 as well, but so far it’s looking pretty nice!

 

Happy New Year!

Good guy Apple!

Tim Cook has just announced that Good Guy Apple will be donating much needed funds to support fire fighting efforts in Australia.

 

Australia is suffering through one of the worst droughts in history, record-breaking heat waves, and a devastating bush fire season. By 21 December 2019, the fires had burnt over 3,000,000 hectares, destroyed over 700 houses and killed at least 9 people.

 

From the Source:

 

 

Awesome!