News round-up: Straight Path tried to fend off a bid from attorney fees from Apple, Cisco (and more)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, we’ll frequently offer a wrap-up of news items you should check out.

Straight Path IP Group, a “patent troll,” has urged a California federal judge not to exclude a retired judge's testimony as it tries to fend off a bid by Apple and Cisco for nearly $10 million in attorney fees, reports Law360.

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I’m dubious, but Disney CEO Bob Iger — who recently retired from Apple’s Board of Directors — says in an upcoming memoir that if Steve Jobs had remained alive, Apple and Disney would probably have merged. 

Travel photography Austin Mann really likes the iPhone 11 Pro camera. You can read his thoughts here.

As outlined by developer Steve Troughton-Smith on Twitter, Apple Watch Series 5 has the same generation processor and GPU as the Apple Watch Series 4. The information was found on the latest version of Xcode.

AppleInsider notes that the iPhone 11 Pro may pack an extra 2GB of RAM devoted to its camera.

In an interview with Wired, Apple’s Phil Schiller and Anand Shimpi look a the company’s new A13 Bionic chip.

On the new MacVoices, Bryan Chaffin of The Mac Observer talks about the departure of Apple PR head Steve Dowling, the level of scrutiny Apple is subject to, and whether it is appropriate to invoke the name of Steve Jobs.