It did seem as if 2019 became Apple's Year of Services — not only did it launch so many new ones in splashy events, it also shunted major hardware announcements off into sidelined press releases. We'll have to see how Apple handles hardware in 2020, but this much is certain — Apple is not done with services.
Streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora generated $8.8 billion to account for 79% of all U.S. music industry revenue in 2019, according to new data from the Recording Industry Association of America.
Following a launch alongside iOS 13 in September, Apple Music's lyrics visualizer debuted on Mac this week with the second beta release of macOS 10.15.4, granting users direct access to real-time, scrolling song lyrics.
Apple has started to roll out its "Other Versions" feature for Apple Music, offering subscribers of the music streaming service the option to listen to songs from alternate versions or secondary deluxe releases of an artist's albums.
Apple has signed up Jeff Bronikowski as its new Global Head of Strategic Music Initiatives, with the former Warner Music Group executive effectively taking command of how Apple Music develops in the future.
Apple CEO Tim Cook reported multiple all-time records for the company's services, from the App Store to Apple Pay. He said Apple is "thrilled" about Apple Card's success, and that Apple has plans for all its services.
Audio accessories are continuing to adopt Apple's AirPlay protocol, and this year's wave of CES 2020 launches are no exception. Here are some of the best new products announced that include AirPlay support.
Following the popularity of the AirPods and AirPods Pro lines, accessory producers have been amping up personal audio offerings to keep up with Apple. Here are some of the many CES launches for earphones and headphones.