Some of the projects coming to Apple TV+ have a quick turnaround time from initial announcement to release date. For example, it was only in May of this year when we first heard about the upcoming sci-fi drama Finch, set to star Tom Hanks (Castaway, Greyhound). By the time August rolled around we even knew when we'd get to watch it via Apple's original streaming service. And now we have the first official trailer.
There have been so many seeds of new entertainment planted for Apple and Apple TV+ over the last year or so, it's good to finally see them bearing fruit. For instance, one of the various bilingual series coming to the video streaming service now has a premiere date. That's after we first heard about it back in December of last year.
Having seeded release candidates for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15 and watchOS 8 to its registered developers and public beta testers, Apple has now officially announced the iOS 15 release date. As it turns out, iOS 15, along with other Apple OS updates (except for one), are scheduled to drop on the same day as iOS 15: Monday, September 20, 2021.
Back in February of last year, Apple officially announced it had secured the streaming rights to a futuristic drama starring Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and directed by Benjamin Cleary (Stutterer). It was described as a "genre-bending drama" at the time, but, unfortunately, there wasn't much else to go on. Certainly not a release date. But that's changing today.
We learned back in June of this year that the second season of the hit drama series The Morning Show would make its premiere on Apple TV+ on September 17, 2021. It wasn't until August that we got our first look at what's coming next for everyone involved with the first official trailer. And now, a new featurette shows us who's new amongst the cast.
Back in June of last year, we heard that Julianne Moore (Lisey's Story) had joined the cast of a film called Sharper, a co-production from Apple Original Films and A24. It's been relatively quiet on that front ever since, aside from casting news in August of this year. And now it's more of the same before production on the film officially starts.
Swagger, the basketball drama series based on the life of NBA superstar Kevin Durant, has been in the works for several years now. It even saw a major change in the lead role at one point. But now the series is actually going to premiere on Apple. TV+, with a set date and everything.
There are some who believe Apple TV+ is just a service that exists to get people to sign up for other Apple products, or get Apple hardware. Basically, a service that simply only exists to get people in the Apple-branded seats. But it turns out Apple has bigger plans than that.
The third-generation Apple TV is starting to see less and less support for some apps. And, according to a new report, it looks like two more prominent apps are on the way out.
Microsoft is testing a new version of the software powering its older Xbox controllers on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Windows 10, Android and other platforms.
Apple TV+ has a bit of a different timing slate than some other streaming services, and definitely different than traditional TV. But even Apple wants to make sure it has something new for the fall season. In this case, it looks like a trio of kid- and family-friendly shows will help spice things up.
One of the things Apple TV+ needs is a library of content, which will help keep people subscribed to the service when they run out of new Ted Lasso episodes to watch. Which is why, normally, you won't see any of the films or TV series get a physical release. But it looks like On the Rocks, which stars Rashida Jones and Bill Murray, is going that route anyway.