Inside Apple - June 30th, 2017

Inside Apple (Jun 30th, 2017)

iPhone video leak / iPhone anniversary / Tricycle movie / Cook's Pay

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An extremely detailed video showing a mockup of Apple's 10th anniversary smartphone has been leaked. Apple leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer posted a video that purports to show the device from every angle. The iPhone 8 video notes that details about the new phone could change before the official Apple launch event that's expected in September. – TECHRADAR

Apple CEO Tim Cook earned $145 million in 2016. Cook was ahead of Reed Hastings of Netflix Inc., who earned $106 million last year in take-home pay. For the Top 25 S&P 500 CEOs who served in their positions for the last full fiscal year, take-home pay totaled about $1.65 billion. Take-home pay is the sum of the values of stock vested and options exercised during the fiscal year, along with cash from salaries, bonuses and perks. Companies typically grant equity to executives as incentives each year. – BLOOMBERG

Apple's tweet on Thursday to remind people about the 10th anniversary of the iPhone included a special message. Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out the tweet at exactly 9:41 a.m., which matches up with the time on the image of the original iPhone in Cook's tweet. Apple typically likes to announce its product launches about 40 minutes into the keynote speech. The original iPhone was apparently announced at 9:42 a.m. and the iPad was announced at 9:41 a.m., so Apple has adopted 9:41 a.m. as its official iPhome launch time. – MASHABLE

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Macworld held a special online discussion to talk about how the smartphone revolutionized the world. Senior editor Roman Loyola, staff writer Oscar Raymundo, and Macworld columnist Jason Snell talked about the effect the iPhone had on technology and how we do things in the modern world. A Q&A followed. The video originally was broadcast live on the Macworld Facebook page. – MACWORLD

Apple is donating $1 to the National Park Foundation for every purchase made with Apple Pay at any Apple Store, on or through the Apple Store app in the US. The donations will apply from July 1 through 15. Apple Pay is accepted at Yellowstone and Yosemite national parks, the Grand Canyon and Muir Woods National Monument. “America’s national parks are an inspiration to us at Apple, and we know they are as important to many of our customers as they are to us,” said Apple’s CEO Tim Cook. Additionally, on July 15, Apple Watch users can complete a walk, run, or wheelchair workout of 3.5 miles to earn an award and stickers for messages inspired by national parks. – APPLE INSIDER

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Apple has added Hopster, an app with TV shows, nursery rhymes, and games for kids, to the fourth generation Apple TV. You can find the app through the universal search function, which allows users to use Siri or input text-based searches to find TV and movie content across a wide range of channels. Apple TV universal search is available for a number of apps in the United States. Apple TV recently added cartoon channel Boomerang. – MACRUMORS

Apple posted a video short by an Academy Award-winning writer, all shot on the iPhone.  "Detour" was made by French director Michel Gondry, and follows a tricycle's trek back home after falling off a family van. Apple posted the video to its YouTube channels in France and the U.K. Gondry won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his work on "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." – APPLE INSIDER

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