Apple scoops up Amazon Studio exec to head international development of videos

Apple scoops up Amazon Studio exec to head international development of videos

Variety is reporting that Apple has hired Amazon Studios alum Morgan Wandell to lead Apple Video’s international development. He started at Amazon in 2013 and initially oversaw drama development before moving to an international marketing focus. 

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AWT News Update: October 20, 2017

AWT News Update: October 20, 2017

We have an abbreviated podcast for today, thanks to a shortage of news that we hadn't already published on the website. Here's what we've got for you:

  • Be sure to check out Live Home 3D from BeLight Software, our sponsor for the past week. 
  • With one week to go until the start of iPhone X pre-orders, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that component shortages will result in only about 2 to 3 million of the new phones being available at launch
  • New beta versions of iOS 11.1 and watchOS 4.1 are available, with iOS 11.1 bringing hundreds of new emoji to the world once the final version ships
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Apple CEO to meet with Hon Hai CEO to discuss iPhone X manufacturing issues

Apple CEO to meet with Hon Hai CEO to discuss iPhone X manufacturing issues

Nikkei Asian Review sources say Apple Chief Operating Office Jeff Williams will meet with Hon Hai CEO Terry Gou in Taiwan later this month. Hon Hai, also known as Foxconn, is the only assembler of the iPhone X and its Sharp subsidiary shares 3D sensor module creation duty with LG Innotek. 

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Senators ask: did Apple push back hard enough against China in the removal of VPN apps?

Senators ask: did Apple push back hard enough against China in the removal of VPN apps?

CNBC reports that U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Patrick Leahy wrote to CEO Tim Cook about the removal of virtual private network (VPN) apps from the China App Store. The senators want to know if Apple pushed back hard enough against the Chinese government or if the company helped the government with its internet crackdown. 

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