We’re still waiting to hear whatever became of Dr. Dre’s Apple series with Sam Rockwell and Ian McShane, but in the meantime, Apple is preparing to launch its first reality show with Planet of the Apps. It’s basically Shark Tank, but for app developers, with bonus Gwyneth Paltrow!
Chances are, you’re currently reading these words on a phone, computer, or tablet manufactured by Apple. Maybe on your morning commute, you listen to music downloaded from the ITunes Music Store. If you are an on-the-go sort of person who’s not afraid to be made fun of, you may have an Apple Watch wrapped around your wrist right now. The tech giant’s influence has permeated so many facets of modern life, and as we patiently await Apple’s big foray into the burgeoning field of teledildonics, they’ve announced plans to plant their flag on one more heated battlefield.
It’s hard to pass judgment on iPhone’s new “theatre mode” because, well, it doesn’t exist out in the real world just yet. But according to a new report, that might be changing sooner rather than later, as Apple’s latest update is said to include this mysterious function. What is it, exactly? What does it do? Is this good news or bad news? Is the sanctity of the theatrical experience facing a new, insidious threat? Whatever it is, we’ll probably find out on January 10, when the iOS 10.3 beta rolls out to iPhone users.
We’d already confirmed that Siri has an HBO GO subscription by her responses to Game of Thrones Season 6 questions, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Apple’s own Host-in-the-making watches Westworld as well. See what violent delights have violent ends when you ask Siri about all things Westworld.
Game of Thrones’ recent finale didn’t quite leave us with the kind of mystery that drove anticipation for Season 6, though at least one major paternal twist seems to have spurred fan investigation anew. So much so, in fact, that even Siri appears to have been sworn to secrecy by HBO.
A few months back, word broke that Apple would enter the scripted series game with a new drama loosely based on Dr. Dre’s life, dubbed Vital Signs, though the tech empire had nothing to say. Now, actor Sam Rockwell confirms his presence in the cast, as well as cast members like Ian McShane and Michael K. Williams, as well what we can expect from the surreal new series.
Just over a month ago, rumor swirled that Apple had in mind to enter the scripted series game with Dr. Dre’s Vital Signs, but it seems will.i.am beat him to it. A new report suggests Apple will launch an unscripted series looking at the world of apps, led by will.i.am.
It was only a matter of time before Apple got in on the scripted series game, and it seems Dr. Dre will pivot from Beats to Vital Signs to do it. The first details of his new loosely autobiographical series have arrived, with Dre both starring and executive producing.
Every year Apple announces a new iPhone at a big keynote event. Sometimes it’s an incremental update, like the iPhone 6S announced last September. Other times, like this year when Apple will announce the iPhone 7, it’s a big leap forward in technology. While there have been many rumors around the upcoming iPhone 7 (including no more headphone jack and wireless charging), none will be as exciting to movie and TV fans as this news: Apple is expected to make their official foray into original programming when the iPhone 7 launches, competing with both Netflix and Amazon.
“The future of TV is apps.” And with that Apple announced a long-awaited upgrade to its Apple TV unit including a touchpad remote, a new interface and its own dedicated App Store.