AWT News Update: September 4, 2015

A short news update before we head into the long US Labor Day weekend:

  • The documentary Steve Jobs: Man in the Machine opens in a limited run and online
  • A Fresno State student was uninjured after an armed robber shot him... and hit his iPhone
  • A new Apple Store is set to open in Brussels, Belgium on September 19
  • No AWT News Update on Monday

Text version is below. Today's video can be viewed here.

Text Version

Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for September 4, 2015.

Yesterday we brought you word that the movie Steve Jobs was going to premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. Today, well you can go to online venues including iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and the Windows and PlayStation stores to watch Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. That’s the documentary that has been criticized by many Apple executives as being unjustly critical of the late Apple CEO. You can also see the film in a limited release on just 65 screens in 50 US markets this weekend.

A student at Fresno State in California was the victim of an armed robbery this week and lost his laptop — it was an HP laptop, so no great loss - to the robber. However, things would have been much worse if the student hadn’t been carrying his iPhone. The robber said something that the student didn’t understand and pointed a handgun at him, then reached for the student’s laptop bag. The robber then fired one shot, which was blocked by the iPhone in the victim’s pants pocket. The iPhone was pretty well destroyed, but the student was unharmed. The moral of the story? Carry multiple iPhones in all of your pockets when you’re in a high-crime neighborhood.

Brussels, Belgium is the home of a new Apple Store that will open on September 19. The new store is currently surrounded by a construction barricade featuring paintings by local artists. It’s expected to be a large store at about 1500 square meters or about 16145 square feet. The store is located on Avenue del Toison d’Or, also known as Gulden Vlieslaan. A second store may open in Antwerp, Belgium next year.

Just a note that the Apple World Today staff will be taking the day off on Monday, September 7 for the US Labor Day holiday. Have a great weekend, and we’ll be back on Tuesday, September 8 with another edition of the AWT News Update.