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Apple Daily: Cook Chats with Colbert; watchOS 2 Delayed; Apple Updates iMovie

By September 17, 2015 Apple Watch News No Comments
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Posted 09/16/2015 at 5:16pm | by Leif Johnson

Tim Cook had a heartfelt conversation with Stephen Colbert last night, and we’ve gathered some of the highlights and a brief clip for you in today’s Apple Daily. In addition, you won’t be seeing the official release of watchOS 2 today, and Apple updated the iOS version of iMovie with some nifty new features.

Tim Cook Discusses Direction for Apple, Steve Jobs, and More with Stephen Colbert

Tim Cook’s big interview on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert took place last night, and the Apple CEO spoke about everything from the iPhone 6s, his own past, and his unique direction for Apple. He even provided a vague answer regarding Apple’s work on the so-called Apple Car — “We look at a number of things along the way, and we decide to really put our energies on a few of those” — all while Cobert recorded what Cook said on his rose gold iPhone 6s.

Cook’s focus on charity was a big part of the show, with Cook noting that he keeps a photo of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. on his desk in part for a daily reminder of the latter’s quote: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?'”

“We want to leave the world better than we found it,” Cook said, while speaking about some of the things Apple has done to make life better for workers in the factories of the company’s overseas suppliers.

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“You know, in our supply chain we train everybody on their rights, and that’s their rights as we see them, and we have a really high bar,” Cook said. “And so we do a lot of things. We bring college classes to our manufacturing plants, because we want people to grow and move up their own career ladder.”

Cook also took the time to speak about Danny Boyle’s highly anticipated Steve Jobs movie and Alex Gibney’s highly critical Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. Cook said that he hasn’t seen either but that he’s a little worried about the boom in negative portrayals of the late Apple co-founder.

“I haven’t seen them, but the Steve I knew was an amazing human being,” Cook said. “He’s someone that you wanted to do your best work for. He invented things that I think other people could not. He saw things other people could not. He had the uncanny ability to see around the corner, and to describe the future, not an evolutionary future, but a revolutionary future. And he was a joy to work with. And I love him dearly and miss him every day. I think a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic and I hate this. It’s not a great part of our world.”

Apple Delays watchOS 2 Release Because of Bug

Today marks the official public release of iOS 9 (and you should totally check out the 50 Tips and Tricks feature on our sister site TechRadar). It also was supposed to mark the official public release of watchOS 2, but Apple avoided sending it out into the wild today owing to a bug that must be big enough to warrant holding it back.

“We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch earlier today. “We will not release watchOS 2 today but will shortly.” It’s long been understood that this year’s devices and operating systems would generally focus on perfecting and polishing the things Apple already has out, so it makes sense that the company would try to avoid ruining the good press around all that with a significant bug.

It’s currently not known what exactly the bug does, but here’s to hoping that Apple gets it fixed within the next couple of days. It’s a minor annoyance, but one that will hopefully result in happier Apple Watch users.

Apple Updates iOS iMovie App to Support 4K Editing, 3D Touch Gestures

Alongside today’s release of iOS 9, Apple also updated its iOS version of iMovie to support 4K (3840 x 2160) video editing and new 3D Touch-compatible gestures. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a bit to try these new features out, as they both only work on the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus, and the iPad Pro.

The 3D Touch implementation seems aimed at shortcuts, as the patch notes mention that you can use the feature to “quickly start a new movie right from the Home Screen.” As Apple noted onstage during the special event last week, you can also use the updated iMovie app to edit multiple 4K videos at once with the iPad Pro.

The patch includes numerous smaller features that benefit all users of the app, including the ability to use simple shortcuts with an attached keyboard and the ability to watch movies before opening them through Project Details. You can also disable Ken Burns animations on photos, hide the Media Browser while editing a movie, and more easily browse audio files. You can read the full patch notes over at Apple’s App Store page for the program, where you can also buy it for just $4.99.

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