A big event tomorrow, and a lot of news today. Be sure to give a big thank you to this month's sponsor, MacPaw.
- We have the URL for tomorrow's event livestream, and tell you how you can be part of a livestream and chat room with the Apple World Today team
- A Periscope app for Apple TV is in the works from Twitter
- The first reviews of the Aaron Sorkin-scripted movie Steve Jobs are in, and they're positively glowing
- A Texas newspaper featured photos and more about the big Apple US Operations center in Austin, Texas
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Hi, I’m Steve Sande from Apple World Today, and this is the AWT News Update for September 8, 2015. Our sponsor this month is MacPaw, developers of CleanYourMac, Gemini, Hider 2, and Encrypto for Mac. Check out their apps on the web at macpaw.com.
In case you haven’t been paying attention, tomorrow Apple will be holding a big event. I haven’t seen anticipation this high for an Apple event since the last one… Seriously, though, we could see everything from a new pair of iPhones to the iPad Pro, from a new Apple TV to the ship dates for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. We think there will also be new Apple Watch bands, a new, thinner and faster iPad mini, and more! Apple will be livestreaming the event (the URL is [http://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2015/] ), and for those of you who are supporters of Apple World Today on Patreon, Dave Caolo and I will be hosting a simultaneous live stream and chat. If you haven’t yet pledged your support as a patron of Apple World Today, there’s still time.
Along with that new Apple TV that we’re expecting to see tomorrow, TechCrunch is reporting that Twitter is building a Periscope app that will run on the new streaming video box. That means that you could watch our daily recording of this podcast on the big screen in high definition. Apple apparently has provided Twitter and some other high-profile third-party developers with a pre-release software development kit, so expect to see a handful of impressive apps available at launch.
Last week we told you that the Aaron Sorkin-scripted movie Steve Jobs was going to have its premiere viewing at the Telluride Film Festival. That premiere has come and gone, and we’re hearing very good things about the movie. Steve Wozniak — who neglected to tell people that he was hired as a consultant for the movie — apparently loved it. Several writers from Variety were equally impressed, saying that Michael Fassbender’s turn as the Apple CEO was so good that it’s an immediate pick for a best actor nomination. Todd McCarthy of the Hollywood Reporter said “With its high-profile launches at the Telluride, New York and London film festivals, this Universal release is clearly positioned as one of the prestige titles of the fall season and will be high priority viewing for discerning audiences around the world.” Alex Billington of Firstshowing.net was even more effusive, saying “This isn’t the story of ‘tech innovator’ Steve Jobs that we all know already. It’s something else entirely, an incredibly unique and brilliant creation that encapsulates decades of true stories and distills them down into one glorious three-act performance. An opera, or a Shakespearean play. And it’s a phenomenal performance, one for the ages.” The film will open in the US on October 9.
Apple’s US Operations campus in Austin, Texas has been quietly growing without much of the fanfare surrounding the building of the new spaceship campus in Cupertino. The campus sits on 38 acres of wooded land in northwest Austin, TX and will house about 7,000 employees when completed. The Austin American-Statesman newspaper did a photo tour of the facility, and says that when Apple completes the campus in 2016, it will include seven limestone and glass office buildings with 1.1 million square feet of space, with restaurants, smoothie and coffee bars along with a gym with two saunas and a wellness center with medical, dental and eye care, acupuncture and massage. Sounds like a nice place to work!
I’ll be back tomorrow afternoon with another edition of the AWT News Update.