This week in Apple: from Jobs' warplan to ethical smartphones

Love it or loathe it, if you work in the creative world you can't ignore Apple (opens in new tab). And there are no greater experts on what's happening in the world of Cupertino than our friends at MacFormat (opens in new tab) magazine.

In their self-explanatory video series Weekly Apple Extravaganza, the team bring you all the latest news, announcements and gossip from the Apple world, and apply their deep-founded knowledge and analytical insights to reveal what's really going on behind the headlines.

In the latest episode above, Chris Phin and Matthew Bolton discuss:

  • Fascinating details about Apple's 2010 product roadmap and its not-all-fluffy-kittens-and-rainbows attitude to customers, contained in a recently uncovered Steve Jobs email (opens in new tab)
  • Why it only costs €22 to make a smartphone ethically (as seen in this PDF (opens in new tab)
  • The new Harman Kardon Nova (opens in new tab) and JBL Creature (opens in new tab) speakers
  • The Hardwrk Massive Dock (opens in new tab) - an iPhone dock made from concrete

All previous episodes in the series can be found here (opens in new tab), while if you've not discovered the joys of MacFormat magazine yet then you can get an iPad edition FREE with a trial subscription (opens in new tab).

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