The Celluloid-Rollout Edition Friday, October 20, 2023

Apple Aims For Box Office Glory With Rollout Of Martin Scorsese Epic, by Christopher Grimes, Financial Times

This weekend Apple will roll out acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon in more than 3,600 US cinemas and thousands more in 63 other markets around the world. Cook has taken a deep personal interest in the film, appearing at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and throwing his support behind an auteur-friendly Hollywood rollout that is more rooted in the celluloid era than the iPhone age.

Jon Stewart’s ‘The Problem’ Not Moving Forward At Apple Amid Creative Differences, by Lesley Goldberg, Hollywood Reporter

Sources tell THR that there had been tension between Apple and Stewart ahead of the show’s third season return over topics featured on The Problem. Those same sources note that Apple approached Stewart and informed the host that both sides needed to be “aligned” regarding topics on the show. Stewart, sources say, balked at the idea of being “hamstrung” by Apple, which threatened to cancel the series. Stewart, sources say, wanted to have full creative control of the series and, after Apple threatened to cancel the series, told the tech company that he was walking away from the show rather than have his hands tied.


Photon's App For Pro Photographers Lets You Shoot And Save To An External Drive, by Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

Photon, an iOS app for pro photographers, is introducing a new feature that will allow iPhone 15 Pro users to save their photos directly to an external drive, freeing up valuable disk space on their device.


Apple Launches Push Notification Delivery Metrics Monitoring For Developers, by Zac Hall, 9to5Mac

Developers on Apple platforms now have a new way to gain insight into push notification performance for their apps.

Apple has announced the release of its new push notification delivery monitoring metrics feature first introduced back in June at WWDC.


FCC Greenlights Superfast Wi-Fi Tethering For AR And VR Headsets, by Wes Davis, The Verge

Several tech companies, including Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Meta, petitioned the FCC to let them access the 6GHz band in 2019. The decision could benefit some of the more difficult projects those companies have been working on, such as AR glasses.

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Will Stage Manager be the last attempt by Apple to do multi-tasking on an iPad? Surely, starting next year, the solution is to get a Vision Pro?

(And for the less rich, either get used to Stage Manager, or to go get multiple iPads?)



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