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  • Jason Katims departs Universal for Apple in multi-year content deal

    Rayz2016 said:
    Which mega vaporware Apple initiative has cost more to date:  Project Titan or the Apple streaming service?  I certainly hope when these turn into "shipping" products that release cycles will be on par with their rivals.

    I'm not criticizing either of these initiatives, but the rumors-to-product ratios for these are unprecedented.

    Since Apple hasn't announced anything then it's not really vapourware, is it.
    Fair enough.  I expect you also anticipate what these billions of dollars will yield however.
    You mean like original TV shows and movies? Omg I cracked the code. 
    Not exactly.  The question is whether they'll be rolling out hits like Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and A Handmaid's Tale.  If Netflix were chock full of content like Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps, FAANG would be FAAG.  The devil is in the details.  Fingers crossed.
    Wow, if there was maybe a resource where AI was keeping tabs on everything Apple's working on in this space (that we know of) and reposts it to the home page often:
  • Apple green-lights 10-episode sci-fi series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil

    spice-boy said:
    macapfel said:
    Hopefully one set in the future and not dystopic. Had enough of those.
    I with you on that and I would add the "super hero" movies on that list.

    I wish Apple would go off mainstream for once and produce or at least support independent film makers, think of the exposure they could bring to those artist and Apple could revisit it "think different" roots. Are you reading this Tim?
    He isn't.

    However, it's not like everything in the list of what we know about is super "mainstream" — have you even looked through the list linked to in this article? Guessing Tim knows more about what Apple is producing than you do.
  • Rumor claims 2019 iPhone will get 10MP TrueDepth camera, stick to Lightning

    tokyojimu said:
    I like the way Lightning clicks into place (and stays there). If I move my MacBook 0 ever so slightly on my desk, the USB-C disconnects momentarily and all my drives unmount uncleanly. 
    This must be a cable thing, I’ve seen it mentioned before but literally all of my USB-C cables/adapters I have so far all click snugly into place and require a fair amount of force to remove from my 2018 MBP. 
  • IMDB and Amazon shifts into free video streaming with ad-supported Freedive

    IMDB is as ubiquitous and essential as Wikipedia.  It's got to be considered one of the 7 Wonders of the Internet World.  I hadn't realized that Amazon acquired it.
    Amazon bought it ages ago. Then they started messing it up. First the DVD section of every show or movie was removed. That was my best source for finding out whether DVDs were available for a TV show, or how many different releases of a movie were made on DVD, so I could figure out which one to buy or avoid. 
    What the hell is this then?

    and this

  • Apple lowers holiday quarter guidance on lower than expected iPhone sales

    k2kw said:

    Oh, good lord.

    Personally, I’m not that crazy about the “X” phones and may get an iPhone 8 instead. I don’t want to give up the ease of use I like about having a home button to be honest and I don’t care for Face ID.
    Not a great fan of faceid myself and I have a X. The failure rate of the faceid vs finger id is at least 10x higher. 
    I love Face ID and would never go back to Touch ID but it’s possible that is a factor. Last year one of the new phones still had Touch ID. This year all the new phones were Face ID only. Perhaps people are more attached to the home button than we think.
    The last few years Apple can be Charactized as Charging more for less.  Take away head phone jack, take away smaller phones, take away touchId, take away MagSafe, take away SD card slot.   Sure there are a ton of buyers, but this is how you either lose people or they just decide to hold onto their 6S or their 2013 MBP because people can’t afford to spend another small fortune on dongles,    This May be radical but release a laptop with more keyboard Travel.
    Literally don't care about any of those things, dongles don't cost "a fortune" by any stretch of the imagination, and the keyboard on my 2018 MBP is my favorite keyboard on any Mac ever.