On Monday, the U.S. celebrates the first total eclipse of the sun in the country since 1979. Over at Apple, all eyes are focused on new original video content, the “iPhone 8,” and “Apple Watch Series 3.” Here’s a quick look back at the week that was in technology.
It was announced this week that Apple would be paying up to $1 billion in original video content over the next year. The move is the latest sign yet that the iPhone maker hopes to compete on some level with Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming services.
At the same time, Variety reported Apple has hired former president and general manager of WGN America and Tribune Studios Matt Cherniss to help oversee the development of the company’s worldwide video unit. He joins Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, former Sony Pictures Television co-presidents, who are now leading Apple’s original content efforts.
Other Technology News
Here are five other tech headlines from the past week:
- Apple’s Copper-Like ‘iPhone 8’ Might Be Called ‘Blush Gold’
- The ‘iPhone 7s’ Could Be Thicker Due to an All-Glass Design
- Studios, Apple Getting Closer to Offering First-Run Premium Movies at Home
- Apple Watch 3 Release Date Edges Closer, Enters ‘Final Testing Phase’
- New Apple Videos Showcase Using iOS 11 on iPad
App Store Highlights, Reviews
The Great American Solar Eclipse is tomorrow, Aug. 21. To get you prepared, see:
Meanwhile, during the past week, we also published three new reviews, including:
An interesting new digital camera that you wear around your neck officially launched this week.
With FrontRow, you can record experiences (called Story Mode) using time-lapse capture for up to 16 hours between charges. You can also continuously capture or live stream for up to two hours between charges. Live streaming is available on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter through the FrontRow app for iOS and Android.
Look for a FrontRow review at AppAdvice in the coming days.