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Apple Daily: Leaked Parts Allegedly Boot Up iPhone 6s; Steve Jobs Film Rehearsal Process

In yet more proof that Apple probably needs to work a little harder on that whole “doubling down on secrecy” thing, someone has allegedly put together a more-or-less working iPhone 6s using the many parts that have supposedly leaked over the last few months. In other news, one of the actors from the upcoming Steve Jobs movie reveals details about the film’s unique rehearsal process.

Video Allegedly Shows ‘iPhone 6s’ Powered On with Help of Leaked Parts

Leaked iPhone 6s parts are apparently numerous enough that it’s now possible to build working models out of them, and someone has apparently done just that with the help of a couple of iPhone 6 parts. The unidentified source then sent photos and a video of the device to MacRumors. The authenticity of all this isn’t confirmed, but the components match what we’d expect to see from an iPhone “s” release, such as minimal changes to the device’s exterior and multiple tweaks to the interior.

There are enough components on hand to power up the device, as seen in the video. Unfortunately, it only goes to a blank screen with a gear icon, which doesn’t do much to confirm the rumors of Force Touch coming to the device. The same could also be said of the photos showing the inside of the device’s display, which sports the same mysterious rectangular hole that was spotted in other alleged component leaks from a couple of weeks ago. Then as now, it’s not clear what function the hole serves, but Force Touch at least seems like a possibility.

Source: MacRumors

Other photos purport to show the logic board for the iPhone 6s, which shows the already “leaked” Qualcomm MDM9635M LTE modem for better data speeds and a heretofore unknown Qualcomm WTR3925 radio frequency chip designed to boost cellular connections. On display, too, is what seems to be the Samsung-made A9 chip for the next iPhone. The chip is thought to deliver 2GB of RAM, although nothing about the photos confirms that.

Apple is expected to reveal both the so-called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus at a media event next month, likely on September 9.

 

Steve Jobs Biopic Actor Relates Details About Unique Rehearsal Process

It’s long been known that Aaron Sorkin’s script for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender is split into three acts, but a new Collider interview with actor Michael Stuhlbarg demonstrates that the structure uniquely affected rehearsals for the film too. Stuhlbarg plays Andy Hertzfeld, one of the Macintosh’s original engineers, and he claims the rehearsal process was “unlike anything I’ve ever done to this point and probably unlike anything I’ll ever do again.”

In contrast to many movies, which are apparently rehearsed on a scene-by-scene basis, the rehearsals for the Steve Jobs film focused on each act individually — as Stuhlbarg says, more “like a three-act play.” Two weeks were devoted to the rehearsal of one act, and an additional two weeks were spent filming at the original location used for a famed Apple product unveiling. The three product unveilings depicted in the film are the original Macintosh, the NeXT Computer, and the iMac.

The unique filming process allowed the actors to bond “in an extraordinary way,” Stuhlbarg says, and “it kind of gave us something in the telling of the story that you don’t often get, which is a sense of momentum of what a story is telling you.”

The film will hit most theaters on October 9, although you can see it at the New York Film Festival a few days ahead of time on October 3.

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Apple Daily: Leaked Parts Allegedly Boot Up iPhone 6s; Steve Jobs Film Rehearsal Process

In yet more proof that Apple probably needs to work a little harder on that whole “doubling down on secrecy” thing, someone has allegedly put together a more-or-less working iPhone 6s using the many parts that have supposedly leaked over the last few months. In other news, one of the actors from the upcoming Steve Jobs movie reveals details about the film’s unique rehearsal process.

Video Allegedly Shows ‘iPhone 6s’ Powered On with Help of Leaked Parts

Leaked iPhone 6s parts are apparently numerous enough that it’s now possible to build working models out of them, and someone has apparently done just that with the help of a couple of iPhone 6 parts. The unidentified source then sent photos and a video of the device to MacRumors. The authenticity of all this isn’t confirmed, but the components match what we’d expect to see from an iPhone “s” release, such as minimal changes to the device’s exterior and multiple tweaks to the interior.

There are enough components on hand to power up the device, as seen in the video. Unfortunately, it only goes to a blank screen with a gear icon, which doesn’t do much to confirm the rumors of Force Touch coming to the device. The same could also be said of the photos showing the inside of the device’s display, which sports the same mysterious rectangular hole that was spotted in other alleged component leaks from a couple of weeks ago. Then as now, it’s not clear what function the hole serves, but Force Touch at least seems like a possibility.

Source: MacRumors

Other photos purport to show the logic board for the iPhone 6s, which shows the already “leaked” Qualcomm MDM9635M LTE modem for better data speeds and a heretofore unknown Qualcomm WTR3925 radio frequency chip designed to boost cellular connections. On display, too, is what seems to be the Samsung-made A9 chip for the next iPhone. The chip is thought to deliver 2GB of RAM, although nothing about the photos confirms that.

Apple is expected to reveal both the so-called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus at a media event next month, likely on September 9.

 

Steve Jobs Biopic Actor Relates Details About Unique Rehearsal Process

It’s long been known that Aaron Sorkin’s script for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender is split into three acts, but a new Collider interview with actor Michael Stuhlbarg demonstrates that the structure uniquely affected rehearsals for the film too. Stuhlbarg plays Andy Hertzfeld, one of the Macintosh’s original engineers, and he claims the rehearsal process was “unlike anything I’ve ever done to this point and probably unlike anything I’ll ever do again.”

In contrast to many movies, which are apparently rehearsed on a scene-by-scene basis, the rehearsals for the Steve Jobs film focused on each act individually — as Stuhlbarg says, more “like a three-act play.” Two weeks were devoted to the rehearsal of one act, and an additional two weeks were spent filming at the original location used for a famed Apple product unveiling. The three product unveilings depicted in the film are the original Macintosh, the NeXT Computer, and the iMac.

The unique filming process allowed the actors to bond “in an extraordinary way,” Stuhlbarg says, and “it kind of gave us something in the telling of the story that you don’t often get, which is a sense of momentum of what a story is telling you.”

The film will hit most theaters on October 9, although you can see it at the New York Film Festival a few days ahead of time on October 3.

Follow this article’s writer, Leif Johnson, on Twitter.

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Apple Daily: Leaked Parts Allegedly Boot Up iPhone 6s; Steve Jobs Film Rehearsal Process

In yet more proof that Apple probably needs to work a little harder on that whole “doubling down on secrecy” thing, someone has allegedly put together a more-or-less working iPhone 6s using the many parts that have supposedly leaked over the last few months. In other news, one of the actors from the upcoming Steve Jobs movie reveals details about the film’s unique rehearsal process.

Video Allegedly Shows ‘iPhone 6s’ Powered On with Help of Leaked Parts

Leaked iPhone 6s parts are apparently numerous enough that it’s now possible to build working models out of them, and someone has apparently done just that with the help of a couple of iPhone 6 parts. The unidentified source then sent photos and a video of the device to MacRumors. The authenticity of all this isn’t confirmed, but the components match what we’d expect to see from an iPhone “s” release, such as minimal changes to the device’s exterior and multiple tweaks to the interior.

There are enough components on hand to power up the device, as seen in the video. Unfortunately, it only goes to a blank screen with a gear icon, which doesn’t do much to confirm the rumors of Force Touch coming to the device. The same could also be said of the photos showing the inside of the device’s display, which sports the same mysterious rectangular hole that was spotted in other alleged component leaks from a couple of weeks ago. Then as now, it’s not clear what function the hole serves, but Force Touch at least seems like a possibility.

Source: MacRumors

Other photos purport to show the logic board for the iPhone 6s, which shows the already “leaked” Qualcomm MDM9635M LTE modem for better data speeds and a heretofore unknown Qualcomm WTR3925 radio frequency chip designed to boost cellular connections. On display, too, is what seems to be the Samsung-made A9 chip for the next iPhone. The chip is thought to deliver 2GB of RAM, although nothing about the photos confirms that.

Apple is expected to reveal both the so-called iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus at a media event next month, likely on September 9.

 

Steve Jobs Biopic Actor Relates Details About Unique Rehearsal Process

It’s long been known that Aaron Sorkin’s script for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Michael Fassbender is split into three acts, but a new Collider interview with actor Michael Stuhlbarg demonstrates that the structure uniquely affected rehearsals for the film too. Stuhlbarg plays Andy Hertzfeld, one of the Macintosh’s original engineers, and he claims the rehearsal process was “unlike anything I’ve ever done to this point and probably unlike anything I’ll ever do again.”

In contrast to many movies, which are apparently rehearsed on a scene-by-scene basis, the rehearsals for the Steve Jobs film focused on each act individually — as Stuhlbarg says, more “like a three-act play.” Two weeks were devoted to the rehearsal of one act, and an additional two weeks were spent filming at the original location used for a famed Apple product unveiling. The three product unveilings depicted in the film are the original Macintosh, the NeXT Computer, and the iMac.

The unique filming process allowed the actors to bond “in an extraordinary way,” Stuhlbarg says, and “it kind of gave us something in the telling of the story that you don’t often get, which is a sense of momentum of what a story is telling you.”

The film will hit most theaters on October 9, although you can see it at the New York Film Festival a few days ahead of time on October 3.

Follow this article’s writer, Leif Johnson, on Twitter.

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Apple Daily: IBM Eases Mac Transition; Steve Jobs Opera; Apple Working on Mac Threats

IBM’s partnership with Apple continues to grow stronger, and now the company is attempting to help other businesses make an easy transition to using Macs. In addition, Steve Jobs will be the focus of a new opera, and Apple claims it’s going to get out a fix for two new Mac vulnerabilities soon.

IBM to Help Businesses Switch Operations Over to Macs

Just a few days after a video aimed at IBM employees claimed that IBM could end up purchasing as many as 200,000 Macs from Apple, the computing giant and former Apple rival has announced that it’s initiating a new program to make it easier for businesses to get in on the Mac action as well.

With its new MobileFirst Managed Mobility Services, IBM will be able to send out business-ready Macs without the need for any additional setup or or configuration, and since almost all of the related enterprise apps are in the cloud, it will reportedly also work well for businesses who have older Macs or who have employees bring their own computing devices.

The service is aimed at clients who’ve been wanting to switch over to Macs but have shied away from the perceived cumbersome setup involved. With the new program, there should be minimal hassles, if any. Select IBM clients have reportedly already had access to similar services, but with the new program, they’ll come as a part of IBM’s standard enterprise deal.

 

Steve Jobs to be Focus of New Opera

In the wake of Steve Jobs’ passing, we’ve seen the Apple co-founder’s life explored in everything from books and documentaries to Hollywood movies. Now, as the LA Times reports, we’ll also be able to see it in opera form as well. It’s called The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, and it’s already been commissioned by New Mexico’s prestigious Santa Fe Opera.

Above: The Santa Fe Opera

The work of composer Mason Bates and Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell, the opera will reportedly focus on Jobs’ relationships with people from his inner circle, and it will also explore his relationship with his adoptive parents. Much like Danny Boyle’s upcoming film, it will also place an emphasis on Jobs’ relationship with former girlfriend Chrisann Brennan and the pair’s daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs.

The first workshop for the production will take place next month in San Francisco in collaboration with UC-Berkeley’s Cal Performances, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music plans to help as well.

 

Apple Planning to Fix Latest Security Threats ‘As Soon As Possible’

A mere two days after word got out about a new worm that could affect Apple firmware, Apple has already announced to The Guardian that it’s attempting to get out a fix for the vulnerability and another Mac OS X problem “as soon as possible.” The other problem is DLYD, a “privilege escalation” bug that allows a program to access files on your computer as though it has administrator access, thus eliminating the need to enter passwords.

While only a partial fix for the Thunderstrike 2 vulnerability has been issued, Apple is attempting a degree of damage control before releasing a full patch. As the report says, “Apple has taken interim measures to prevent further exploitation of the vulnerability, including revoking the credentials of developers who use it, and including any app which does so on the company’s regularly updated list of malware.”

Until it’s completely fixed, of course, be wary of any e-mails asking for personal information and make sure your computer is only physically handled by people you trust. In fact, that’s a good idea even without these risks.

 

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Apple Daily: Steve Jobs Film to Headline NY Film Festival; Apple Music Data-Free for T-Mobile

So that new Steve Jobs film looks like it won’t be as poorly received as Ashton Kutcher’s effort, seeing as how it was just announced as the centerpiece for the upcoming New York Film Festival. In other news, Apple Music no longer counts against your data if you use T-Mobile, and a new breakthrough from Qualcomm may pave the way for wireless charging for iPhones.

Steve Jobs Biopic to Headline NY Film Festival

Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic is alrteady getting some healthy recognition ahead of its October 9 wide release date, and this morning the Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that the Aaron Sorkin-penned flick will be the New York Film Festival centerpiece this fall. According to festival director Kent Jones, it’s “dramatically concentrated, yet thoughtfully expansive; it’s extremely sharp; it’s wildly entertaining, and the actors just soar — you can feel their joy as they bite into their material.”

The film, which had a bit of a rough start on its way to the big screen, stars Michael Fassbender in the title role, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, in addition to Kate Winslet and Jeff Bridges. Aaron Sorkin’s script was based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography. As director Boyle said after learning of the honor:

“Steve Jobs was a thoroughly contradictory and complex character who forged our digital age. He’s the kind of brilliant, flawed character that Shakespeare would have relished writing about, and storytellers of all kinds will be fashioning and re-fashioning the mythology of the digital revolution for generations to come. I hope that festivalgoers enjoy our take.”

The New York Film Festival runs from September 25 through October 11.

 

Apple Music No Longer Counts Against Data Plan with T-Mobile

T-Mobile just gets more and more enticing for Apple users. Today T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced that the carrier is adding Apple Music to its “Music Freedom” program, which means you’ll get to listen to music on Apple’s own streaming service without worrying about it eating up your monthly data. Spotify, Google Play Music, and over 30 other services were already available with no data restrictions through the program, and now Apple’s service counts as well.

“Apple Music counts for a full 80 percent of the requests coming in [for Music Freedom] via Twitter,” Legere said this morning. “I heard every one of them, so it’s happening right now!”

And that’s not all that’s happening for iPhone users. When the so-called iPhone 6s comes out later this year, members of T-Mobile’s “Jump” program for frequent upgrades will be able to trade up to the new phone without an increase to their monthly payments. In T-Mobile’s own words:

“When customers are ready to upgrade, they walk into a store, hand over their existing iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and walk out with an upgraded iPhone — nothing out of pocket and no increase in monthly cost.”

 

Qualcomm Innovation Paves Way for Wireless Charging on iPhone

Thanks to a new breakthrough from Apple parts supplier Qualcomm (via Cult of Mac), it’s possible we’ll see wireless charging for iPhones in the coming years. Up until now Apple phones haven’t had access to the feature owing to the aluminum bodies normally used for iPhones, which rarely play nice with the induction chargers normally included in wireless charging platforms. That’s why you normally find it with smartphones with bodies made out of plastic or similar materials.

Image: Proxi Wireless Charging Pad

Qualcomm’s solution uses the company’s own WiPower technology and is reportedly compliant with the Rezence standard. It uses field magnetic resonance technology, which allows multiple devices such an iPhone and Apple Watch to be charged with the same charging pad.

Qualcomm just now announced the technology, which means it’s almost certainly too late for it to appear alongside the so-called iPhone 6s and 6s Plus expected to appear this fall. The year after? Well, that’s another story.

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