Tuesday Afternoon News
We have a launch date for Netflix in Australia – three weeks from today. In details announced today, there will be multiple plans (tiering by quality and number of concurrent streams) and unmetered usage for iiNet and Optus customers. It’ll be available on Apple TV as well as a plethora of other platforms.
Daring Fireball broke the news today of a new biography of Steve Jobs. Entitled Becoming Steve Jobs, it’s drawn from numerous interviews by the author over 25 years and includes cooperation from Tim Cook and Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs, among others.
IBM and Apple have released three new enterprise apps aimed at the banking, transportation and retail industries. This extends the partnership between Big Blue and Apple to 14 apps, with more on the way this year.
For the impatient among you, Yosemite 10.10.3 has gone into Public Beta. If you’ve been itching to get your hands on the new Photos app, head over to the OS X Beta Program site.
Finally, Tim Cook has apparently told Berlin Apple Store employees that Germany will be among the first wave of Apple Watch release countries – this of course means that the launch will not be US-only, which bodes well for Australia.