Phil Schiller Speaks Out on ‘Hey’ Email Controversy

· Andrew Orr · Link

during a special event at Apple headquarters on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California.

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.

Apple Brings Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in for Employee Talk

· Bryan Chaffin · Link

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Apple brought Twitter cofounder and current CEO Jack Dorsey in for a talk with some Apple employees. We don’t yet know specifically what he talked about, but I thought it was an interesting development. We do know that he was speaking to folks in Phil Schiller’s marketing team, according to Bloomberg.

While the address itself didn’t point to a new partnership between Dorsey’s companies and Apple, it was indicative of their bond and existing collaboration. Apple promoted Twitter as an iOS app coming to the Mac this fall, and the social media service is deeply integrated into both the iPhone and iPad. Apple was also among the first retailers to sell Square’s now-common credit-card reader.

News+: Apple's Courage to Remove the Headphone Jack

· Andrew Orr · Link

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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+.

This YouTube Channels Has Old WWDC Videos

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

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.

This YouTube Channels Has Old WWDC Videos

Pro Photographer Austin Mann Reviews iMac Pro with Gorgeous Antartica Pics

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

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.

Pro Photographer Austin Mann Reviews iMac Pro with Gorgeous Antartica Pics

Phil Schiller Talks Music, Siri, and HomeKit for HomePod in Interview

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

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.

Phil Schiller Talks Music, Siri, and HomeKit for HomePod in Interview

iOS 11 Favorite Features, Apple’s Entertainment Plans, Apple Watch Cheaters - ACM 427

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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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.