Apple headlines for the week ending Feb. 10, 2017
Are you willing to pay $1,000 for a new iPhone? (Maybe you already do.) If the rumors pan out, the iPhone 8 (or whatever the next iPhone is called) will be a pricey one. There are iPhone 8 rumors and more in this week’s headline roundup; check them out in this slideshow. Just click on the link to get more information.
Apple is reportedly making a 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone with all the bells and whistles. This very-special iPhone could be called either the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X and will cost more than $1,000.
Apple’s iPhone declines in China, and this year could be a struggle (IDG News Service)
Earlier in February, former Amazon Fire TV manager Timothy Twerdahl joined Apple to oversee product marketing for the Apple TV. That role was held by Pete Distad, who will now shift over to the content side to help Eddy Cue make more TV deals. Twerdahl certainly knows his stuff: Before joining Amazon, he worked at Netflix and Roku.
Iovine declines to offer specifics on exactly where the future of Apple Music’s original content strategy lies, but he stresses that the service’s forays into video will be Apple Music-specific. “We’re trying to make the music service a cultural point of reference, and that’s why we’re making video,” he says. “We’re making video for our Apple Music customers and our future customers.”
The tech companies said they were also concerned that the executive order had said that the number of countries covered could be extended under certain conditions, generating considerable uncertainty for companies and their employees.
Fanatical attention to detail is a key tenet. Early in construction, Apple managers told the construction team that the ceiling - composed of large panels of polished concrete - should be immaculate inside and out, just as the inside of the iPhone’s audio jack is a finished product, a former construction manager recalled.
John Solomon, hired by Apple to sell its products to big businesses and government, has left his position…Apple hired Solomon, a longtime HP Inc. executive who had run HP’s global consumer printing business, in 2015 as vice president for enterprise and government.
From Foss Patents:
The Federal Circuit just wants the district court to “parse the record” and determine whether any further proceedings are needed, which could be the retrial Samsung is seeking but could also be the kind of finding of evidentiary failure that Apple is hoping for.
Cook seemingly confirmed Apple owns a space on the Champs-Élysées but is still debating what, exactly, to do with the plot. Rumors that Apple signed a 12-year lease for an entire seven-story building along the historic shopping avenue first appeared last year.
Tim Cook Visits ‘Kitchen Stories’ Developers and Furniture Maker Dula on German Trip (MacRumors)
Tim Cook and UK Prime Minister Theresa May Discuss Apple’s Presence in Country Amid Brexit (MacRumors)
Apple’s Tim Cook: Steve Jobs’ philosophy will be at Apple in 100 years (CNBC)