The Singular-and-Beautiful Edition Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Apple Watch Series 7 Orders Begin October 8th And Will Be Available Beginning October 15th, by John Voorhees, MacStories

When Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 7 last month, it didn’t give a date when orders and availability would begin. Today, the company issued a press release announcing that orders will begin this Friday, October 8th, with deliveries and in-store availability beginning the following Friday, October 15th.

The Apple A15 SoC Performance Review: Faster & More Efficient, by Andrei Frumusanu, AnandTech

In our extensive testing, we’re elated to see that it was actually mostly an efficiency focus this year, with the new performance cores showcasing adequate performance improvements, while at the same time reducing power consumption, as well as significantly improving energy efficiency.

Simplicity, Truth and Purity

Apple Commemorates Tenth Anniversary Of Steve Jobs Passing With Homepage Takeover, by Benjamin Mayo, 9to5Mac

Apple is today commemorating the tenth anniversary of Steve Jobs’ passing with a special homepage takeover on Full bleed imagery of Jobs fills the page and there is a special film that relives some of Jobs’ most memorable quotes.

Jony Ive On What He Misses Most About Steve Jobs, by Jony Ive, Wall Street Journal

Perhaps it is a comment on the daily roar of opinion and the ugly rush to judge, but now, above all else, I miss his singular and beautiful clarity. Beyond his ideas and vision, I miss his insight that brought order to chaos.

It has nothing to do with his legendary ability to communicate but everything to do with his obsession with simplicity, truth and purity.

A Decade Later, Steve Jobs Is Still Paving Apple's Path To Success, by Jason Snell, Macworld

Just as Apple’s modern corporate culture really owes itself to what Jobs established when he returned to the company in the 1990s, Cook himself was chosen by Jobs as his successor. I think it’s fair to say that Jobs probably saw the trajectory Apple was on and trusted Cook to navigate the company through that growth while also continuing to focus on developing new products and iterating on existing ones.

So while Cook deserves credit for steering Apple through these waters, Jobs is rightfully viewed as the person who set it all up. The enormous success of Apple in the decade since Jobs died only adds to his legacy.

Remembering Steve Jobs, 10 Years After His Death, by Steven Levy, Wired

In the last paragraph of the obituary I never wanted to write, I said, “The full legacy of Steve Jobs will not be sorted out for a very long time.” I think we’re still sorting it out. There will never be a leader, innovator or personality quite like him. And we’re still living in his world.


Apple Celebrates Siri's 10th Birthday With New Jokes And Responses, by José Adorno, 9to5Mac

Ten years ago today, Apple announced its brand-new personal assistant Siri. At the time, it was able to show you the weather, add an appointment to the calendar, and more. Now, you can celebrate Siri’s birthday by saying “Happy Birthday” to the personal assistant.

Apple Adding Its AA Battery Charger And Third-Generation Apple TV To Vintage Products List, by Joe Rossignol, MacRumors

Apple today informed Apple Authorized Service Providers that it will be adding the third-generation Apple TV and its AA battery charger to its vintage products list on October 31, according to a memo obtained by MacRumors.

Filmic Pro Updated With Support For ProRes Video Capture On iPhone 13 Pro And iPhone 13 Pro Max, by Jeff Benjamin, 9to5Mac

Included in the update is support for ProRes Proxy, ProRes LT, ProRes 422, and ProRes 422 HQ. Each flavor of ProRes features a higher bitrate, allowing users to make the tradeoff between quality and storage space.

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