Apple headlines for the week ending Apr. 21, 2017
Plenty of important news and juicy rumors from the past week. Check out the Apple-related headlines in this week’s slideshow. Just click on the link to get more information.
Unlike the 7 Plus, the iPhone 8’s dual cameras will be stacked on top of of each other instead of side by side. That should make for better photos.
Those apps were free only to users who bought a new Mac, iPhone, or iPad, and the free download was a one-time event. Now, the apps are free all the time.
“We’re actually doing something we rarely do which is announce a goal before we completely figure out how to do it,” [Apple VP Lisa] Jackson said. “We’re a little nervous, but we also think it’s really important because as a sector it’s where we believe technology should be going.”
The report details 70+ health and safety incidents that involved Apple employees, two of which experienced injury or pain to the eye after using a mysterious prototype. What kind of prototype would hurt your eye? Perhaps a pair of augmented reality glasses?
“It’s not hard to discern why Apple might want to consider a satellite constellation,” wrote Tim Farrar, a satellite consultant at TMF Associates. “SpaceX alone could generate $30 billion in revenue from satellite Internet by 2025.”
On March 16, Apple filed a permit for the “full removal of the glass cubical structure at the Apple Store entrance,” which, according to BuildZoom, was granted on April 17. The removal of the cube will cost Apple $2 million, and according to a second source, could commence on May 9.
“As of right now, there isn’t a structural approach,” a person in the industry familiar with Apple’s early programming efforts said. “There’s been a little bit of a moving target as to what exactly their plan is.”
From Ars Technica:
So, a touchscreen, a pulling motion, and then the content “snaps into alignment”—in the view of the Patent Office, AOL had a kind of “rubberbanding,” invented years before Apple launched the first iPhone.
Apple settles with major patent holder at 1:00am the night before trial (Ars Technica)
“Apple is a global innovator that has revolutionized the distribution of music,” said Davis in a statement. “It is a touching honor to share the music and unique stories that have shaped my career with millions of Apple Music subscribers around the world. I am overjoyed to work with them to continue this incredible journey!”
From The Mercury News:
About 80 percent of the campus is made up of green space, a nod to Silicon Valley’s agricultural roots. Designed by world renowned architect Norm Foster, the circular design of the headquarters is similar to a quad on Stanford University’s campus or London Square where houses are surrounded by a park.
Apple Campus 2 drone video by Duncan Sinfield (YouTube)