This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor speaks with Michael Simmons who works with Algoriddim on DJay, which was a part of the iPad Pro keynote this year. Victor and William talk about Qualcomm, opposition research PR firms, 5G phones, and more.
Apple has reportedly acquired the talent-scouting and development startup Platoon, a firm set up in the UK by Saul Klein and Denzyl Feigelson, with the latter formerly an Apple executive responsible for the popular iTunes Music Festival.
Music fans will be able to find out some of the nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards early through Apple Music, with an announcement for a select number of categories to be made via the music streaming service on Friday.
Owners of the Amazon Echo device range will soon be able to listen to Apple Music through the smart speakers, the retailer advises, with Apple's streaming music service expanding its reach to the Alexa-powered audio hardware starting from the week of December 17.
Apple's potential deal with iHeartMedia is part of more aggressive moves by the company to grow Apple Music, with the change in leadership for the streaming music service seen by music executives to have prompted the iPhone producer to increase its efforts to work with record labels.
Apple has made an agreement with independent studio A24 to produce films for the iPhone producer, movies which may be offered to consumers as part of Apple's long-rumored video streaming service that could launch in 2019.
Apple has quietly introduced the "Apple Preferred Distribution Program," a program that will allow three music distributors to provide access to certain Apple Music features that other music distributors won't be able to offer their clients.
Excluding a one-time payment, Apple's services revenue rose 27 percent during the September quarter to $9.981 billion, aided by the company's usual suspects but in no small part by a sharp rise in Apple Pay transactions.
Apple is mulling over an investment into the financially-troubled iHeartMedia, a report claims, with a possible cash injection into the largest radio broadcaster in the United States potentially taking the form of a massive marketing partnership to drive more users to Apple Music.
Music analytics startup Asaii was not acquired by Apple, a report claims, with the iPhone producer said to have performed an "acquihire" for the three founders rather than buying the entire company's assets as previously reported.
Libratone Zipp and Zipp Mini now support Apple's AirPlay 2, bringing new features and improved features to the powerful portable speakers. AppleInsider walks you through how to update, and how performance has changed with the latest update.