A controversy over the past few days has been about an email app called Hey that was initially approved by the App Store review team, then rejected later. Phil Schiller spoke about the issue in an interview.
One way that Hey could have gone, Schiller says, is to offer a free or paid version of the app with basic email reading features on the App Store then separately offered an upgraded email service that worked with the Hey app on iOS on its own website. Schiller gives one more example: an RSS app that reads any feed, but also reads an upgraded feed that could be charged for on a separate site. In both cases, the apps would have functionality when downloaded on the store.
My opinion is that Apple could stand to reduce its cut from 30% down to 15-18%. But we definitely don’t need other proposals, like downloading apps from outside the App Store like you can on the Mac.
Tim Cook went to watch the New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, but Phil Schiller did not approve of his attire.
In the latest magazine issue of Macworld, Michael Simon writes about Apple’s courage to remove the headphone jack.
At the iPhone 7 introduction, Apple VP Phil Schiller talked about having the “courage” to make the change, to leave the headphone jack behind. At the time it was kind of cringe-worthy…But you know what? He was right. It might have sounded like the reality distortion field on steroids, but Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack from its most popular product wasn’t a flippant design whim. It was the start of a new strategy that would bring convenience, simplicity, and downright delight.
This is part of Andrew’s News+ series, where he shares a magazine every Friday to help people discover good content in Apple News+.
Apple is a very important player in the NHL, the league’s Commissioner explained during a visit to the Apple Campus.
Apple’s HomePod is finally going to make it to Hong Kong and mainland China, nearly a year after it was originally released.
There’s a new interview out from Design Milk involving Phil Schiller and John Ternus to talk about the iPad Pro design and engineering.
Phil Schiller talks about the iPhone XR, including the iPhone XR screen and why the resolution shouldn’t matter.
This YouTube channels has old WWDC videos from the late 90s and early 2000s. We see Steve Jobs, Phil Schiller, and others that I don’t even recognize. It’s not just keynotes, it includes developer sessions like an Apple hardware roadmap in 1997, Sound and Networking for Games from 2001, and Introduction to QuickTime Streaming in 2004. It’s a fascinating glimpse into Apple history, and I recommend that you find some way to download them all in case they get taken down (that’s legal for me to say right? For educational purposes). Credit goes to u/refine_and_refine for sharing this on the Apple subreddit.
Apple redid its executive profiles using the upcoming Memoji feature in iOS 12 for iPhone X (and new iPhone models to be announced this fall), all as part of its World Emoji Day celebration/blitz.
The release not coincidentally coincides with the App Store’s 10th anniversary, and as a big part of the App Store’s early success, TRISM II got a tweet from Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller Tuesday.
Pro photographer Austin Mann published a thorough review of Apple’s iMac Pro based on his professional work (thanks to Phil Schiller for the heads up). He takes us through his workflow using a photographic tour of Antartica for a backdrop, and really, the pics alone are worth your time. There’s lots of before-and-after comparisons—including some cool slider-effects—and he talks about processing a 13-foot-wide panorama that was an 11.4GB file. If you’re a creative pro—especially a photographer—this review is likely going to give you some good perspective on the iMac Pro. Spoiler: his recommendation is to get the iMac Pro, and to max it out as much as yo can because it isn’t upgradeable.
There will be a new pro display too, with teams working hard on both.
Apple has turned out the C-Suite to promote HomePod, including senior vice president of marketing Phil Schiller. In an interview with audio magazine Sound and Vision, Mr. Schiller talked up three aspects of Apple’s smart speaker: music, Siri, and HomeKit. There’s little I would call new in the interview, and when I went looking for a standout quote, it all felt like informative marketing speak. But, it’s interesting to see Mr. Schiller pushing HomeKit integration, which has largely been downplayed in Apple’s marketing message so far. One way or another, however, it’s a good read that gives a nice overview of what Apple wants us to think about HomePod.
The comment came in regards to design decisions Apple has made with its iPhone line, including ditching the headphone jack in iPhone 7 and the Home button on iPhone X.
This is the second major donation from Apple’s top marketing exec for higher education in the last two months.
The new 5.8-inch model sports an OLED screen, Face ID instead of Touch ID, and inductive charging support.
It will ship with 64GB and 256GB models, starting at $699 for iPhone 8 and $799 for iPhone 8 Plus.
iOS 11 is coming, and Bryan and Jeff discuss some of what they’re looking forward to. They also talk about Apple’s big plans in making movies and TV shows, and why it’s important for Apple to do so. The cap the show with a look at Apple Watch being involved with a baseball cheating scheme.
It’s interesting that it’s taken this long for Apple Watch to be in the middle of a sports cheating scandal. Should be good PR for Apple and its Apple Watch, one way or another.