The Something-Significant Edition Saturday, July 22, 2023

Premier League Clubs Dealt Major Blow As Apple Rule Out Rights Bid, by Daily Mail

Apple chief Eddy Cue has effectively ruled out buying a share of Premier League broadcasting rights as the technology giant want 'global rights' deals like they have with Major League Soccer.


'This isn't 'hey, I've got an opening from 8pm to 10pm tonight and I'm going to put this game on'. That's not the way we're doing it.

'We're all in on this as an investment point of view, so it doesn't work unless it's something significant.'

Apple’s Soccer Deal Might Ask Too Much Of Messi, by Dave Lee, Bloomberg

Messi’s arrival in the MLS is an experiment not just for American soccer but the future business model of sports broadcasting. Not for the first time, a lot rests on the little Argentine’s shoulders: “Subscriber growth” is about to become as important a metric to him as goals and assists.


The Makers Of Camera+ Releases Photon, A New Image Capture App For Pros, by Ivan Mehta, TechCrunch

The app will let you shoot in auto mode from the get-go, but it also has easy access to controls for adjusting focus, shutter speed, ISO (sensor’s sensitivity to light) and white balance (a way to adjust how “warm” or “cool” your image is).

Belkin Debuts New 2-in-1 BoostCharge Pro With 15W MagSafe Charging And Travel-friendly Design, by Rikka Altland, 9to5Toys

The new Belkin BoostCharge Pro brings full 15W MagSafe charging speeds to your nightstand, as well as to your vacation with a travel-ready design.

Stardew Valley+ Now Available On Apple Arcade, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Stardew Valley+ features the same open-ended farming gameplay as the original, with more than 50 hours of content plus mobile features like autosave and touch controls.


Apple Gearing Up For Launch Of Vision Pro Developer Kits, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

Apple appears to have three different model numbers for Vision Pro batteries, including A2781, A2988, and A2697. It is not clear why there are three separate numbers when Apple has only announced two-hour battery life for the device, but there could be multiple battery packs in development or there could be additional battery options that will be used solely in Apple Stores for testing.

Aptos, Microsoft’s New Default Font For Office Documents, by John Gruber, Daring Fireball

I don’t know if Microsoft actually chose Aptos (née Bierstadt) based on customer feedback, but it says a lot about the company either way.

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Great to hear, Apple. Now, let's see you spend more effort on getting more of your existing services globally.


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