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Disney's 'Onward' & first-run Universal films make Friday iTunes home premiere

03/20/2020, 10:03 am

Several films that are still in theaters are making their "home premiere" on iTunes and other platforms on Friday, including a batch of NBCUniversal titles and Disney's "Onward."

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Disney returns working iPhone to owner, after two months underwater

02/29/2020, 11:02 am

An iPhone thought lost forever was returned to a family by Disney officials after scuba divers found the still working device.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger to step down

02/25/2020, 04:02 pm

Longtime Disney CEO and former Apple board member Bob Iger will relinquish reins to the entertainment giant effective immediately, the company announced on Tuesday.

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Disney+ attracts 28.6M subscribers in less than 3 months

02/04/2020, 06:02 pm

Disney's new video streaming service, Disney+, now boasts more than 28 million paying subscribers after launching against market competitor Apple TV+ in November, the company revealed on Tuesday.

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Disney+ accounts hack highlights need for more password security

11/19/2019, 08:11 am

Disney+, the major studio's rival video streaming service to Apple TV+, has hit upon a second launch snag, with a number of users claiming their accounts have been hacked, but the small number of people affected suggests the issue lies in poor password management than in Disney's security.

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Disney+ to stream on Amazon's Fire TV at launch

11/07/2019, 05:11 pm

Adding to an already impressive list of hardware launch partners, Disney's upcoming Disney+ streaming service will offer support for Amazon's Fire TV platform when it bows on Nov. 12.

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Apple TV+ versus Disney+ compared -- the streaming wars escalate

11/04/2019, 12:11 am

The next phase of the streaming wars is upon us. On November 12, Disney+ launched with an overwhelming catalog of content. Here's how it stacks up to Apple TV+.

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Apple TV comes to Roku, and Ultra-Wideband location is on its way to us, on the AppleInsider Podcast

10/18/2019, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, William and Victor talk about Roku, Apple TV+, Disney+ and how Apple may be planning to use its latest patent about Ultra Wideband.

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Interbrand names Apple as top brand for seventh year running

10/17/2019, 09:10 am

Citing Apple's move to create an ecosystem using products and services, Interbrand assigned a 'brand value' of $234.2 billion, an increase of 9% on last year.

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Apple TV+ will struggle to meet European quotas for local content at launch

09/27/2019, 07:09 am

All streaming service providers entering Europe must include at least 30% locally-produced video by the end of 2020, and neither Apple TV+ nor Disney+ are currently close to that figure.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger says left Apple board because 'paths were conflicting'

09/24/2019, 07:09 pm

Disney CEO Bob Iger in an interview on Tuesday explained his departure from Apple's board of directors, saying the tech giant's recent interest in the entertainment industry puts the companies on "conflicting rather than converging" paths.

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iOS 13 is out and exactly how good these iPhone cameras are, on the AppleInsider Podcast

09/20/2019, 09:09 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and special guest Charlie Chapman talk about the release of iOS 13, 13.1 betas, and the whole strange saga of this beta season. (Don't install iOS 13.0 unless you have a Series 5 Apple Watch.) We also talk about whether Disney and Apple could really have merged under Steve Jobs.

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Bob Iger: Disney and Apple likely to have merged if Steve Jobs was alive

09/18/2019, 05:09 pm

Disney CEO Bob Iger in an upcoming memoir says he believes his relationship with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs would have led to a merger between their companies, similar to Disney's assimilation of another Jobs company, Pixar.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns from Apple board as streaming wars heat up

09/13/2019, 05:09 pm

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Friday announced his resignation from Apple's board of directors, a move that comes just two months before the two companies will go head-to-head in the highly competitive video streaming business.

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Brief Thoughts: Questionable RF lawsuit, Apple TV+ vs. Disney+, Siri listening & more

08/25/2019, 10:08 am

Every week has dozens of things going on at any given time, too many to talk about in real-time. Here's what we think about this week's radio frequency revelations and lawsuits, Disney rolling heavy at the D23 expo in regards to Disney+, the workers responsible for listening to Siri recordings, an inadvertent iOS 12 jailbreak restoration, and Google's Android rebranding.

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Disney+ offers four simultaneous streams at 4K for $6.99 per month

08/24/2019, 08:08 am

More details about Disney+, the major media corporation's subscription video service, have been made available months ahead of its launch with customers able to stream to up to four devices at up to a 4K resolution, without needing to pay for a higher tier of service.

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Disney+ will stream to Apple TV, iPhone, iPad at launch - but not to Amazon Fire

08/19/2019, 09:08 am

Disney's upcoming streaming service Disney+ will be available to use on a wide variety of streaming platforms including the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad at launch when it goes live on November 12.

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Disney streaming bundle includes Disney+, ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu for $12.99 a month

08/06/2019, 05:08 pm

When Disney launches its dedicated streaming service this fall customers will be able to sign up for a bundled tier that includes Disney+, ESPN+ and ad-supported Hulu for a monthly fee of $12.99.

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Disney gains immediate operational control of Hulu, with full $9.2 billion buyout by 2024

05/14/2019, 10:05 am

Disney is taking control of Hulu, an announcement on Tuesday advised, with Comcast agreeing to a deal to provide operational control of the streaming service to Disney, as well as to sell its stake to the media giant for at least $9.2 billion within the next five years.

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Disney CEO says Disney+ likely coming to Apple TV, intends to stay on Apple board

04/12/2019, 01:04 am

Following Disney's announcement regarding pricing and availability of its Disney+ streaming service, CEO Bob Iger elaborated on the upcoming release, saying the company plans to offer the product on Apple TV.

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