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General Magic documentary is finally getting a theatrical release


General Magic documentary tells story of the iPhone that never was!
The game-changing device that never was!
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General Magic, a movie about the most important tech company you never heard of, is getting a theatrical run.

The documentary tells the story of a ’90s startup created by (and employing) some of the greatest minds at Apple. These included Mac veterans as well as future employees such as Tony “father of the iPod” Fadell. General Magic became a big hit at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and is now headed to theaters.

Best science and tech documentaries of 2018 [Year in Review]


Year in Review Best Documentaries 2018
Here's some holiday viewing for you.
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Cult of Mac Year in Review 2018 Do you want to celebrate the end of another year by relaxing in front of a great informative documentary? Nobody would blame you! Fortunately, 2018 was a great year for tech- and science-focused factual filmmaking.

Here are our choices for the best science and technology documentaries 2018 had to offer.

General Magic trailer gives peek into one of Silicon Valley’s most influential startups


The smartphone that never was.
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The documentary about the most important tech company you’ve never heard of is nearly ready to hit the big screen.

General Magic, a ‘90s startup created by some of the best minds at Apple, is getting the documentary treatment it deserves and the trailer is finally here.

Check it out:

General Magic tells story of Apple spinoff that almost changed the world


General Magic documentary tells story of the iPhone that never was!
The iPhone that never was!
Photo: Spellbound Productions

How do you follow a project like the Macintosh? A high-flying Apple spinoff called General Magic tried to answer that question in the early 1990s.

After revolutionizing the personal computer, a team of ambitious ex-Apple engineers set out to build a connected touchscreen mobile device that prefigured the iPhone by 25 years. Their startup, General Magic, became one of the hottest ventures in Silicon Valley — before it all came crashing down.

“That period is one of the most important in computing history,” Sarah Kerruish, co-director of new documentary General Magic, told Cult of Mac. “It’s when handhelds were first realized, and when we saw the first early stages of the internet. General Magic combines these profoundly important threads in technology.”