Do you remember? This was in 2010. Apparently, an Apple employee forgot photos of a prototype of the future iPhone 4. These images ended up in the hands of the publication Gizmodo, belonging to the Gawker publishing group.
And what did Gizmodo do? Of course, make the photos public. The magazine destroyed that wow effect that Apple plays with all year until September, by unveiling new iPhones at a glorious event filled with press and fans of the brand.
And what did Apple do? The first thing: sue the magazine (although it lost the case). Second thing: Steve Jobs has banned any journalist in this media from all Apple presentations and events.
This subject made the news again thanks to Scraper, a series that would appear on the Apple TV + platform. This series was going to tell us the story of the Gawker Media publishing house, and in one of its chapters we were going to be able to see precisely the conflict between Apple and Gizmodo.
Apple TV + will no longer include the Scraper series in its catalog
As soon as Tim Cook heard that this was going to happen, he decided to cancel the series: it would not be shown on his platform.
The series, which was produced by two former Gawker employees, Max Reed and Cord Jefferson, is seeking to be sold by Apple for airing on another platform.
Will the series end up in the hands of Netflix, HBO, or another competing platform?