Apple revealed four new iPhone 12 models at their media event today (14 October), and this roundup features the models we know of: 12, 12 mini, Pro and Pro Max.
Keira Knightley has pulled out of Apple TV+ series “The Essex Serpent” ahead of its production start in the U.K. due to coronavirus-related child-care concerns.A representative for Knightley, who was going to both star on and executive produce the adaptation of Sarah Perry’s novel, said in a statement to TheWrap on Monday, “Keira had to unfortunately pull out of the Essex Serpent due to family reasons. As the Covid cases increase in the UK and additional lockdown and restriction rules are potentially being imposed, with so many unknowns, there wasn’t a comfortable scenario for Keira that could be put in place for an extended period of child care required for the 4.5 month production.”The 35-year-old actress has two daughters with her husband, James Righton: 5-year-old Edie and 13-month-old Delilah.Apple TV+ ordered “The Essex Serpent” to series at the end of August with Knightley attached as star and EP. The streaming service has now delayed the start of production on the project in order to find a new leading lady, an individual with knowledge tells TheWrap.Also Read: 'Dickinson' Gets Season 2 Premiere Date, Season 3 Renewal at Apple TV+ (Video)Representatives for Apple TV+ and Knightley did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.“The Essex Serpent” follows newly widowed Cora (meant to be played by Knightley) who, having being released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.The series is set to be directed by Clio Barnard (“The Selfish Giant,” “The Arbor”). Anna Symon (“Deep Water,” “Mrs Wilson”) will serve as lead writer. Excluding Knightley, executive producers include Jamie Laurenson, Hakan Kousetta, Patrick Walters, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Barnard and Symon. Andrea Cornwell is a producer.“The Essex Serpent” will be produced for Apple TV+ by See-Saw Films, and is commissioned for Apple out of the U.K. by Apple’s heads of worldwide video, Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, and creative director for Europe Worldwide Video, Jay Hunt. See-Saw Films is the company behind “The King’s Speech” and “Top of the Lake.” The series joins fellow Apple TV+ international series like “Suspicion,” “Slow Horses,” “Echo 3,” “Shantaram,” “Pachinko” and “Masters of the Air.”Read original story Keira Knightley Drops Out of Apple Series ‘Essex Serpent’ Over COVID-Related Child-Care Concerns At TheWrap
The Google Pixel 4a is priced at S$499 and the iPhone SE is starting at S$649 – both phones are on the high-end range of budget phones.
If you haven’t made the jump to wireless earbuds, here’s a major reason for you to do so – Amazon Singapore is giving you a huge discount on the previous and current Apple AirPod models.
Together with a slew of announcements today, Apple announced a new line-up of Apple Watches including Series 6 of the flagship Apple Watch and the cheaper Apple Watch SE.
Apple today (16 Sept) introduced an all-new iPad Air featuring an all-screen design with a larger 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display.
The first-of-its-kind program was designed by Singapore’s Health Promotion Board in conjunction with Apple as part of the country’s Smart Nation initiative, a national effort to leverage technology to deliver benefits to its citizens and businesses.
From first impressions, the Apple Store looks like a sphere floating on the waters of Marina Bay.
Elisabeth Moss will star in thriller series “Shining Girls” at Apple TV+, with Leonardo DiCaprio set to executive produce the adaptation of Lauren Beukes’ 2013 novel, the streaming service said Thursday.Per the official description, “The Handmaid’s Tale” star will play “a Chicago reporter who survived a brutal assault only to find her reality shifting as she hunts down her attacker.”Silka Luisa will adapt Beukes novel and executive produce the series, acting as showrunner. Additional executive producers include Moss through Love & Squalor Pictures, alongside Lindsey McManus, and DiCaprio through Appian Way alongside Jennifer Davisson, as well as Beukes and Alan Page Arriaga.Also Read: Apple Orders Thriller Series 'Echo 3' From 'Hurt Locker' Writer Mark Boal“Shining Girls” hails from MRC Television, which is also producing the Will Ferrell- and Paul Rudd-led limited series “The Shrink Next Door” for Apple TV+, alongside Civic Center Media.Those two series join a slate of Apple originals that include currently streaming shows like “Defending Jacob,” “Truth Be Told,” “Dickinson,” “Servant,” “See,” “Central Park,” “Little Voice,” “For All Mankind,” “Mythic Quest” and “The Morning Show,” as well upcoming ones, like “Mosquito Coast,” starring Justin Theroux, “Lisey’s Story,” written and executive produced by Stephen King and starring Julianne Moore, and historical drama series “Hedy Lamarr,” which stars Gal Gadot.Read original story Elisabeth Moss to Star in ‘Shining Girls’ Thriller Series at Apple At TheWrap
Apple is celebrating is World Emoji Day today (17 July) with a bunch of new emojis and memojis you could use in your communication with friends and loved ones.
While all the operating systems that are powering Apple’s current devices will be updated starting this fall, the one that gets the most attention is iOS 14 — because that’s the one that iPhone uses.
Martin Scorsese has signed with Apple to make his next movie, Killers of the Flower Moon.
The iPhone SE comes in three colours will be available for pre-order beginning Friday (17 April), starting at just S$649.
Apple’s next flagship smartphone may look more like the classic iPhone 5 than the current iPhone 11 Pro, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The upcoming devices will reportedly have flat steel edges rather than curved ones and pack a display that’s flat and flush with the body. In other words, picture the current iPad with much smaller bezels and shrink it down to the size of a smartphone.
Paramount are so concerned about the budget for Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon that they’re happy for either Netflix or Apple to have it.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs, Apple and the Ford Foundation have come together to raise $12 million for the launch of America’s Food Fund, which will support Americans facing food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.The initiative is hosted by social fundraising platform GoFundMe, and the proceeds will go to both the World Central Kitchen (WCK) and to Feeding America, whose goals are to feed children who rely on school lunch programs, low-income families, the elderly, and those who have been put out of work due to COVID-19.Oprah Winfrey also committed to donating $1 million to the Fund, and $10 million overall “to help Americans during this pandemic in cities across the country and in areas where I grew up,” she said in a tweet Thursday.Also Read: Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Songwriter, Dies at 52 of COVID-19Earlier this week, Winfrey sat down with Chef José Andrés and Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, to discuss the Fund for “Oprah Talks COVID-19” on Apple TV+.“In the face of this crisis, organizations like World Central Kitchen and Feeding America have inspired us all with their unwavering commitment to feed the most vulnerable people in need. I thank them for their tireless work on the frontlines, they deserve all of our support,” said DiCaprio.“We are in the midst of a national emergency, and it is vital we prioritize the most urgent needs, said Laurene Powell Jobs. “With millions losing their jobs and programs like school lunches in jeopardy, making sure Americans aren’t going hungry is of the utmost urgency. America’s Food Fund supports excellent programs that are prepared to aid in the crisis now.”Also Read: Watch NBC News Reporter's Touching Reunion With Her Young Son After 49-Day Coronavirus Coverage (Video)“On behalf of Feeding America, I would like to thank Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs and Tim Cook for their generosity and support, which will help our network of food banks provide food and other resources to communities impacted by this crisis,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 37 million people in this country did not have consistent access to nutritious meals – including 11 million children and 5.5 million seniors. These numbers are quickly rising, and it is critical that we rally together as a nation to support our neighbors during this time of great need.”“In times of need, a plate of food is both vital nourishment and a message of hope from the community, that we care and we’re here to make sure that tomorrow, things will be better,” said José Andrés. “Now more than ever – for our frontline heroes, our most vulnerable neighbors, and our out-of-work restaurant workers – WCK is prepared to make sure that food is part of the solution.”“No one can be well if they’re not well-fed, and we can only overcome this crisis if we make sure that every person has the essentials that they need to care for themselves, their families and the vulnerable people in their lives,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “World Central Kitchen and Feeding America do heroic work, and if there is any lesson in this time that we must spend apart, it’s that we are stronger and more resilient when we support one another.”Read original story Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs and Apple Donate $12 Million to Launch America’s Food Fund At TheWrap
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Apple has not publicly disclosed why it canceled the planned premiere of its film “The Banker,” but it did so less than a week after producer Bernard Garrett, who is also the son of the film’s subject (portrayed by Anthony Mackie), was publicly accused of sexual assault by one of his half-sisters.And on Wednesday night, the Hollywood Reporter reported that Garrett had been accused of sexual assault by both of his half-sisters.“The Banker” was originally scheduled to premiere as the closing film of the 2019 AFI Festival in Los Angeles, but the screening was abruptly canceled Wednesday afternoon. Apple did not disclose the reason for doing so, saying in a statement only that “Last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention. We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to look into these matters and determine the best next steps. In light of this, we are no longer premiering ‘The Banker’ at AFI Fest.”Also Read: Apple Nixes 'The Banker' AFI Festival Premiere Over New 'Concerns' About Fact-Based FilmBut the move came just five days after Garrett Jr.’s half-sister, Cynthia Garrett, tweeted that the film “LIES TO HIDE THE PRODUCER WHO SEXUALLY MOLESTED MY SISTER AND I FOR YEARS THEN STOLE MY MOMS LIFE STORY WITH OUR DAD.” And according to THR, Cynthia and her sister, Sheila Garrett, told Apple approximately a week ago that Garrett Jr. molested them over a period of several years in the early 1970s, when they were little girls.The sisters spoke to THR, and said that the film misrepresented the timeline of real-life events so that they and their mother were left out of the story entirely. “This entire project is poisoned. It’s the fruit of crime, lies and deception,” Cynthia Garret told THR.Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap. Cynthia Garrett also did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Romulus Entertainment, which co-produced the film, also did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Attempts to contact Bernard Garrett Jr. were unsuccessful.Also Read: Anthony Mackie and Samuel L Jackson Buy Up White America in 'The Banker' Trailer (Video)The drama starring Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson is based on the true story of two real estate investors and businessmen, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson), who managed to buy banks and homes in all-white neighborhoods and loan it back to black people looking to find their own American dream in a still segregated world that made that dream difficult. Nicholas Hoult co-stars in the film as the white man the duo hired to be their stand-in for business deals with white bankers.George Nolfi directs the drama written by Niceole Levy, Nolfi, David Lewis Smith and Stan Younger from a story by David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger and Brad Caleb Kane.Read original story Apple Canceled ‘The Banker’ Premiere After Producer Accused of Sexual Assault by Sisters At TheWrap
Apple has cancelled the planned premiere of its film “The Banker” as the closing night film of the AFI Fest this Thursday over new “concerns” the company now has regarding the film.“We purchased ‘The Banker’ earlier this year as we were moved by the film’s entertaining and educational story about social change and financial literacy,” an Apple representative told TheWrap in a statement. “Last week some concerns surrounding the film were brought to our attention. We, along with the filmmakers, need some time to look into these matters and determine the best next steps. In light of this, we are no longer premiering ‘The Banker’ at AFI Fest.”The drama starring Anthony Mackie and Samuel L. Jackson is based on the true story of two real estate investors and businessmen, Bernard Garrett (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson), who managed to buy banks and homes in all-white neighborhoods and loan it back to black people looking to find their own American dream in a still segregated world that made that dream difficult. Nicholas Hoult co-stars in the film as the white man the duo hired to be their stand-in for business deals with white bankers.Also Read: Anthony Mackie and Samuel L Jackson Buy Up White America in 'The Banker' Trailer (Video)The closing night gala on Thursday will now be a screening of “Marriage Story.”“We support Apple’s decision to postpone the premiere of ‘The Banker.’ Fortunately our partners at Netflix have generously allowed us to screen their critically acclaimed ‘Marriage Story’ to close out AFI Fest at the TCL Chines Theatre,” an AFI Fest spokesperson said in a statement.“The Banker” is one of three original films Apple dated for theatrical release among its acquisitions for its new Apple TV+ streaming service, the others being the teen drama “Hala” and the nature documentary “The Elephant Queen.” “The Banker” was meant to debut in theaters on Dec. 6 followed by a 2020 debut on Apple TV+, but as of yet its theatrical release nor its debut date have been put on hold by Apple.George Nolfi directs the fact-based drama written by Niceole Levy, Nolfi, David Lewis Smith and Stan Younger from a story by David Lewis Smith, Stan Younger and Brad Caleb Kane.Read original story Apple Nixes ‘The Banker’ AFI Festival Premiere Over New ‘Concerns’ About Fact-Based Film At TheWrap
Don't worry, that fabled 16-inch MacBook Pro hasn't vanished... in fact, it might be right around the corner. Bloomberg sources hear that Apple may introduce the revamped laptop "as soon as" November 13th (that's tomorrow, if you're reading soon enough). The apparent leak doesn't share more about the design. It would still stuff a 16-inch display into a system roughly the size of today's 15-inch model, and would ditch the notoriously unreliable butterfly keyboard. However, the insiders claim the new MacBook Pro would cost roughly the same as the outgoing model, and would be available this week. You might not have to worry about Apple using this as an opportunity for a price hike.