As reported by Sarah Jasmine Montgomery of Complex, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has made it clear that the company’s video streaming service, which launches in March of 2019, will focus on family-friendly content, free of politics, sex, violence, and drugs. As a result, Dr. Dre’s TV drama, Vital Signs, which began production back in 2016, has officially been canceled.
Scraping a series two-years into production is an unorthodox move, but Cook believes this will separate Apple from the likes of HBO and Netflix. Cook’s goal is for the streaming service to feature only “high-quality shows with stars and broad appeal,” and as a result, Vital Signs, which is said to feature “characters doing lines of cocaine, an extended orgy in a mansion, and drawn guns,” didn’t make the cut.
Was it a smart decision for Tim Cook to scrap Dre’s Vital Hands, or will his family-friendly approach come back to bite him in the a–? Let us know in the comments below!
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Here’s Everything Apple Announced Last Week, Including The New iPhone
The iPhone Xs is an upgraded version of the iPhone X that Apple revealed a year ago. Like its predecessor, the Xs forgoes the home button in favor of a fill screen with minimal bezels. And before you ask, yes, the notch at the top still exists. It’s the same size as the iPhone X, but includes some beefier hardware inside. Apple claims that Face ID is now faster and more reliable and the OLED screen should be crisper, especially when viewing HDR photos.
The real crown jewel in the Xs is the new A12 Bionic processor. It’s a six-core fusion architecture chip, which Apple claims will make the Xs 15 percent faster than previous phones. We’re getting into some techno babble here, but a four-core graphics processing unit is also included (allegedly 50 percent faster) and an eight-core Neural Engine that can compute five trillion operations per second. The A11 chip, in comparison, could handle 600 billion operations per second. So what’s this all mean? The Xs is fast as hell.
The camera — already arguably the best mobile camera ever made — also received some upgrades, includng two new 12-megapixel sensors and a True Tone flash module. The average user might not notice the difference, but the Xs camera is now marginally better than it was before — and it was already excellent.
The Xs comes in three colors — space grey, silver, and gold — and is available in 64GB, 256GB, and a new 512GB model. Prices start at $1,000.00 USD (and go up from there). Pre-orders start on September 21 and Apple promises devices will start shipping a week later.