Apple has placed a straight-to-series order for “Lessons in Chemistry,” a 1960s-era drama series starring actress Brie Larson, according to Variety. The series is expected to begin streaming on Apple TV+ in spring 2022.
The report notes that Larson will play Elizabeth Zott, whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold due to gender stereotypes:
Set in the early 1960s, “Lessons in Chemistry” follows Elizabeth Zott (Larson), whose dream of being a scientist is put on hold in a society deeming that women belong in the domestic sphere, not the professional one. When Elizabeth finds herself pregnant, alone and fired from her lab, she musters the ingenuity only a single mother has. She accepts a job as a host on a TV cooking show, and sets out to teach a nation of overlooked housewives – and the men who are suddenly listening – a lot more than recipes, all the while craving a return to her true love: science.
The series will be based on the upcoming novel of the same name by Bonnie Garmus, and will be written and executive produced by Academy Award nominee Susannah Grant. Larson, Jason Bateman, and Michael Costigan will also serve as executive producers.
Larson is best known for starring in “Captain Marvel,” and for her Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning role in the 2015 film “Room.” In 2019, it was reported that Larson would star in another Apple TV+ series based on undercover CIA operative Amaryllis Fox, but the project is said to be on hold as Larson focuses on “Captain Marvel 2.”
LG is considering exiting the smartphone business entirely amid declining shipments and accrued losses of $4.5 billion over the past five years (via The Korea Herald).
LG CEO Kwon Bong-Seok cautioned staff earlier today that the company is re-evaluating its presence in the smartphone industry:
Since the competition in the global market for mobile devices is getting fiercer, it is about…
Wednesday January 20, 2021 5:45 pm PST by Juli Clover
Apple CEO Tim Cook gifted former United States President Donald Trump with the first 2019 Mac Pro that came off of the assembly line in Austin, Texas, according to a financial disclosure report that was released today (via The Verge).
“Mac Pro Computer, the first created at the Flex Factory in Austin, Texas,” reads the entry, which values the machine at $5,999, the base price for a Mac Pro….
Thursday January 21, 2021 11:58 am PST by Juli Clover
Apple’s upcoming iOS 15 operating system, which we expect to see unveiled in June, is rumored to be dropping support for a few of Apple’s older iPhones.
According to French site iPhoneSoft, iOS 15 will not be able to be installed on the iPhone 6s, the iPhone 6s Plus, or the 2016 iPhone SE, all of which have an A9 chip.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were introduced in 2015 and are now more…
Apple has reportedly cut production of the iPhone 12 mini by two million units to create more manufacturing capacity for the iPhone 12 Pro, according to a new Morgan Stanley investment note seen by PED30.
Apple is believed to have made the switch for the first quarter of 2021 in an effort to combat continuing lead times for the more popular iPhone 12 Pro.
iPhone 12 Pro lead times remain …
Thursday January 21, 2021 1:38 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Apple’s iPhone 13 series will feature a redesigned Face ID system that will allow for a smaller notch at the top of the screen, according to a new report today.
The rumor comes via hit-and-miss Taiwanese industry publication DigiTimes, whose supply chain sources also claim that the ultra wide-angle lens in Apple’s next-generation iPhones is due for an upgrade.
The next-generation iPhones’…
Thursday January 21, 2021 11:36 am PST by Juli Clover
A video demonstrating macOS Catalina running on a current 2020 iPad Pro has been shared on YouTube, giving us a look at an interesting hack that has a Mac OS up and working on one of Apple’s iPads.
There’s limited information about how the process of getting macOS Catalina on an iPad Pro works, but it uses x86 emulation and was done through the UTM software that allows virtual machines to…
Thursday January 21, 2021 10:14 am PST by Juli Clover
Apple today seeded the RC version of upcoming iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new betas coming a week after Apple released the second betas.
iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or iPad.
Paired with the HomePod 14.4 beta that is…
Wednesday January 20, 2021 7:46 am PST by Joe Rossignol
The entire iPhone 13 lineup will feature sensor-shift optical image stabilization, compared to only the iPhone 12 Pro Max among current models, according to a brief story preview shared today by Taiwanese publication DigiTimes.
“Apple’s next-generation iPhones slated for launch in the second half of 2021 will all come with sensor-shift stabilization technology, according to industry…