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Microsoft just gave its Surface Book 2 laptop hybrid a refresh. Over the weekend, the company quietly added a new mid-range configuration option. The updated model of the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 includes an Intel 8th-generation quad-core i5 processor, which features a base clock speed of 1.7 GHz and Turbo Boost frequency of up to 3.6 GHz. This updated configuration is listed at $1,499.
Aside from the processor, not much has changed. The refreshed model will be available in a single configuration that includes 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The previous model of the laptop with 7th-generation dual-core processors will remain available starting at $1,149, though it features customizable RAM and storage options that can bring the price up to $2,999 when maxed out. Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has been well-reviewed, and the update should add some longevity to the lifespan of the current model. The company has a Surface event planned for April 17th and while there isn’t any word on a redesigned Surface Book, Microsoft is expected to say more about the forthcoming Surface Hub 2.
THERE ARE SECRETS, and then there are terribly kept secrets. Since the middle of 2017, when Apple hired two presidents away from Sony Pictures Television to oversee “video programming,” its Hollywood aspirations have fallen in the latter category. Yet, despite a steady thrum of news and rumors since then—including a spate of last-minutestories—no one outside the company and its creators has known exactly.
Did Apple want to build itself into a studio/network hybrid like HBO? Would it emulate Netflix by combining original shows with a library of licensed content? Would its original shows be available alongside live TV, as with Hulu? Or would it be like YouTube TV, offering still more programming for cord-cutters?
The answer, as with most things Apple, is a little bit of what other companies have done, packaged up with just enough twists to feel like something new.
At the Steve Jobs theater in Cupertino last monday morning, Apple announced an overhaul of its TV services (along with a lot of other services around news, gaming, and finance). As before, it aggregates shows from streaming services and iTunes purchases—but the new overhaul introduces Apple TV Channels, an à la carte structure that lets you subscribe to single premium networks like HBO, Showtime, and CBS All Access. “For some of us,” said Peter Stern, Apple’s VP of services, “the big bundle is more than we need.” Apple being Apple, TV (the app, not the TV) will suggest new shows you might enjoy, and play trailers and access other information, all from inside the app.
But like everything else announced at the event, this service has a premium tier as well. Apple TV+, which launches this fall, will give subscribers access to the many shows the company has been developing. The Apple Originals roster, partially unveiled via an introductory video aired during the event, is full of bold-faced names: Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, M. Night Shyamalan, Ron Howard, Sofia Coppola, Octavia Spencer, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Damien Chazelle.
Yet while many of those faces showed up in the sizzle reel, they didn’t show up in any actual footage from the shows they’re making. Spielberg appeared in person to tease the existence of his Amazing Stories reboot, and even reveal a few episode premises, but showed no video evidence of their existence. The same went for Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s project The Morning Show, based on Brian Stelter’s book of the same name. Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard’s show See? Same thing. Kumail Nanjiani teased his and Emily Gordon’s anthology series Little America, and Abrams and Sara Bareilles plugged their show, Little Voice. Big Bird(!) clucked about a new coding-heavy children’s show called Helpers. And, yes, Oprah Winfrey was on hand herself to describe two documentary projects she’s involved with. Plenty of description, but not a single moving image, save for a single teaser that stitched together bite-sized snippets of those shows and more.
On paper, it’s obvious that Apple went to the biggest names they could—even if some of those names weren’t mentioned out loud at all. But the company faces a few distinct challenges in the venture. One is the depth of its buy-in. Despite the high-profile names attached to its projects, its $2 billion programming spend is little more than an impulse buy in the streaming race: Netflix spent six times that on content in 2018. When you have $245 billion cash on hand the way Apple does, dropping less than a percent of it seems too little, too late.
There’s also the company’s reported insistence that its shows be family-friendly. As the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg have both reported, Tim Cook himself has pushed back against violence and sex in Apple programming, even canceling a show based on Dr. Dre’s life. Add to that the fact that Apple has allegedly rankled creators with its feedback, and you begin to get a sense that applying Apple rules to a non-Apple industry isn’t always as easy as convincing record labels to sell songs for 99 cents. When Netflix famously gives its creators unparalleled creative leeway (if not usable viewership metrics), being seen as a difficult partner could put a crimp in future collaborations.
Then again, this isn’t trying to dethrone Netflix or Amazon. As with News+, Apple Arcade, or the newly announced Apple Card, the company is trying bring more of its users inside the walled garden. It’s warm and safe in there, convenient too—but most importantly, it’s somewhere those other competitors can’t tread.
Besides, having access to 1.4 billion screens—that’s the number of Apple devices in the market today, though you could knock off a few for Apple Watches—soothes a lot of Hollywood heartburn. “Apple’s in a billion pockets, y’all,” Winfrey said to the audience. “A billion pockets!” With creators like her attached to the venture, others are sure to follow.
If you’re not sure about Apple + just yet, here’s something below (Spielberg, Susan Lacy _ 92% Tomatometer) possibly worth watching via itunes:
references: apple, wired, wall street journal, cnbc, forbes
Apple has canceled its AirPower wireless charger, citing difficulty in achieving the company’s “high standards” for the product, via TechCrunch.
“After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project. We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward,” said Apple SVP of hardware engineering Dan Riccio in a statement.
The AirPower charging mat was first announced during the company’s iPhone X event back in September 2017 when Apple unveiled wireless charging as one of the new features for the iPhone X. At the time, Apple said it would ship sometime in 2018, but then the company went silent for 18 months without shipping the device.
Apple had promised some interesting features for the AirPower charger, including the ability to charge up to three devices at once (specifically, an Apple Watch, AirPod headphones, and an iPhone), unique technology with multiple coils that would let the charger work without having to find an exact sweet spot on the pad, and a software overlay for the iPhone to display the current charge for all three devices at once.
Since then, there have been numerous reports about engineering challenges and overheating issues (specifically related to the multi-coil design) during the product’s development. But there were also some signs of hope: Apple had mentioned the unreleased AirPower in some packaging materials, and it’s shown on the box of the new AirPods wireless charging case. Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple had given the thumbs up for AirPower to enter mass production. But now, more than 550 days after being announced, it seems that the product will never ship.
references: techcrunch, wall street journal, the verge, apple