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Apple news round-up: Steve Jobs biopic, Touch ID design and Jobs statue for Cupertino campus

The big Apple, Mac and iOS news stories from around the web this week

Source: Apple

In what has been a relatively quiet week for Mac and iOS hardware news, Apple fans do still have a few things to get excited about.

First, there is the news that the biopic of Steve Jobs, based on Walter Isaacson’s official biography could be directed by David Fincher – the man behind The Social Network. Fincher has reportedly held talks with Sony Pictures, the studio behind the movie, and it could see him reunited with Aaron Sorkin; who also worked on The Social Network and is penning the script for the adaptation.

One piece of hardware news that did surface this week revolves around Touch ID; with Apple updating a PDF on its iPhone in Business site with new details of the fingerprint scanner’s inner workings. The document also details how the A7 chip has a ‘secure enclave’; a coprocessor with the chip that secures your data, even from Apple.

This week would also have been Steve Jobs’ 59th birthday, and the date was marked with the unveiling of a new statue that is expected to go on display at Apple headquarters in Cupertino. The unusual winning design was chosen from over 1,000 entries in an international art competition. Online reaction has so far been mixed, so let us know what you think.