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Don’t even think about copying Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater

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The Steve Jobs Theater as it appears today.
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Apple is rightly proud of its Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus, and now it’s got the design patent to stop others copying it.

The attractive circular glass building gives way to a 1,000 underground auditorium — complete with hidden walls, high tech projection system, and leather chairs which set Apple back a reported $14,000 apiece.

Apple might drop ‘Plus’ iPhone naming scheme

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Apple might kill its "Plus" models.
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The 2018 iPhone lineup might be missing a “Plus” model when all three new iPhones are unveiled at the Steve Jobs Theater early next month.

Apple’s marketing team has reportedly been considering whether or not to ditch the Plus suffix that has been used on larger display iPhones ever since the iPhone 6 Plus came out in 2014.

Apple’s 2018 shareholder meeting will take place in Steve Jobs Theater

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The Steve Jobs Theater in all its glory.
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Apple’s next Annual Meeting of Shareholders will take place on Tuesday, February 2018 at the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park Campus.

Due to limited seating in the venue, Apple has asked shareholders to register in advance of the meeting should they wish to attend. “We anticipate there may be more shareholders who would like to attend than we have seats to accommodate,” Apple notes.

Apple Park visitor center opens doors to the public

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They're not waiting for the iPhone X.
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Apple opened the doors to the visitor center at Apple Park to the public this morning. And of course, there was a line to get in.

Construction is still being completed on the main campus but you can now get a first-hand view of the campus at the visitors center. The newly opened building looks a lot like a regular Apple store on the inside, except it features some products you can only buy at Apple Park.

Apple Park shines at sunset in latest drone video

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Apple Park is nearly complete.
Photo: Matthew Roberts

Construction on Apple Park looks to be nearly complete just weeks after the company hosted its first major keynote at the Steve Jobs Theater.

In the latest drone video, crews can be seen putting the finishing touches on landscaping work all around the campus to make it perfect for the 12,000 employees that will move into the office complex by the end of 2017. Drone pilot Matthew Roberts even got some shots of the spaceship campus at sunset with the outer ring aglow.

Take a look:

Cult of Mac Magazine: Everything Apple unveiled this week, and more!

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There was a lot to unpack in Apple’s two-hour long keynote, so we’ve broken down the highlights on all the new products.
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Apple’s first ever keynote at the Steve Jobs Theater last Tuesday was one for the ages as the company took the wraps off some of its most innovative products ever. There was a lot to unpack in Apple’s two-hour long keynote, so we’ve broken down the highlights on all the new products.

In this week’s issue of Cult of Mac Magazine, you’ll find those stories and more. Get the latest on the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3. And discover how to buy iPhone X without breaking the bank. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

iPhone X supply won’t balance with demand until next year

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That's nowhere near enough to meet early demand.
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Getting your fingers all over the iPhone X’s edge-to-edge super Retina display won’t be easy during 2017.

According to one of the most accurate Apple analysts in the game, the new tech inside the iPhone X will cause the supply of units to be severely constrained. Even though the new device doesn’t go on sale until November, Apple’s going to be facing production shortages for quite some time.

Everything Apple unveiled at its iPhone X keynote

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Tim couldn't resist using Steve's favorite line in his new theater.
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Apple’s first ever keynote at the Steve Jobs Theater was one for the ages as the company took the wraps off some of its most innovative products ever.

Tim Cook and his crew of executives delivered some exciting new technology today from an iPhone that unlocks just by looking at it, to an Apple Watch that isn’t dependent on an iPhone to make calls and texts. There was a lot to unpack in Apple’s two-hour long keynote, so we’ve broken down the highlights on all the new products.

Here are all the new goodies that came out today:

iPhone 8 brings awesome new features at a cheaper price

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The iPhone 8 Plus is an absolute stunner!
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Don’t want to spend $1,000 on the iPhone X? Well, Apple’s still got a few brand new iPhones for you.

During its first-ever keynote from the Steve Jobs Theater today, Apple unveiled two new iPhones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which are essentially the sequels to last year’s models, only without as many whiz-bang features as the iPhone X.