Meanwhile, in Cupertino | Nov. 25 Edition

A daily curated collection of links about Apple and surrounding technologies.

iMac with Retina 5K display vs. the Original Apple Macintosh

Let's just say things have improved a bit.

Fassbender

Universal Pictures taps Michael Fassbender in the Steve Jobs film acquired from Sony Pictures.

Vainglory featured in new Apple ad

The Metal enhanced MOBA gets some airtime from Cupertino.

Apple considering Safari search engine switch to Bing or Yahoo

No word on DuckDuckGo?

The latest extension of a deal that's put Google Search in the hands of iPhone owners since 2007 is set to expire in 2015, and Mountain View rivals Microsoft and Yahoo are already making a case for change with Apple's leadership. Per the report, each company has pitched Apple SVP Eddy Cue on the idea of replacing Google as the default iOS search provider; Microsoft wants Bing to be the default option out of the box, and Yahoo is vying for the same spot.

$700 Billion

Apple briefly in the $700 Billion club of one. It closed at $117.63 a share for a $693.53B market cap.

Galaxy S5 pileup

The S5 not exactly meeting expectations:

The S5 is said to have sold 12 million units in its first three months on sale; roughly 4 million fewer than its predecessor and overall around 40 percent fewer than projected. Sales were said to be down over 50 percent in China, with the US as the only major market where sales actually increased. The US is, however, Samsung's biggest market.

Samsung reportedly overestimated how much stock would be needed, leading to an increased advertising spend to get rid of units that were “piling up in warehouses.