Oprah Winfrey has made an important move in a multi-year deal to develop original programming for Apple, by hiring Terry Wood, formerly from Netflix, as an executive vice president of Harpo Productions and put in charge of working on the content.
To boost Services revenue, Apple should use its cash hoard to try to buy video streaming giant Netflix or video game publisher Activision despite neither being for sale, says analysts with J.P. Morgan.
Longtime Apple analyst Gene Munster on Wednesday issued predictions on the 2019 tech stock landscape, saying Apple will outperform its fellow FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google) investment options on the back of a growing services business and consumer-minded company ethos.
Following a takeover of 21st Century Fox, Disney is moving ahead with plans to launch a streaming service chock-full of blockbuster movies and TV shows pulled from its increasingly deep well of original content.
Video streaming services from Netflix and Amazon operating in the European Union will be forced to dedicate a portion of their content catalog to local TV shows and films under proposals said to be close to becoming law, one that could also affect Apple's rumored video content efforts.
Removal of in-app payments for a Netflix subscription in some markets may be modestly beneficial to the company's overall revenue, but bringing the concept to the U.S. version of the app may not be that beneficial overall for the streaming service.
At last year's September iPhone release event, Apple also unveiled the Apple TV 4K, supporting the latest video technologies like Dolby Vision and HDR10 — but minus Dolby Atmos. AppleInsider delves into Atmos versus surround sound, and what you can expect when support comes in the fall.