Tech giant Apple is planning to release its original movies in theatres before bringing them to its yet-to-be-launched streaming platform Apple TV+. As per the Wall Street Journal report, Apple could release its first original movie in mid-2020. Apple TV+ will launch in India on November 1 at ₹99 per month and will offer original shows, movies and documentaries on the Apple TV app. It might release these films for longer theatrical runs than Netflix has done.
Apple might follow the same strategy as Amazon, which often releases prestige films like Manchester by sea for three-month theatre runs before streaming them. That allows those films to compete for prizes at festivals that need meaningful releases. Meanwhile, it may limit more mainstream films to two-week theatre runs before streaming.
On the other side, the security researcher Axi0mX published exploit ‘Checkm8’ on Friday that could let several Apple devices be jail broken ‘permanently’, without a chance for a software fix. The exploit affects Apple device with an A5 through A11 chipset, including every iPhone model from 4S to X. But, the exploit requires physical access to a device and has to be carried over USB.