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I also don’t think Apple is particularly thrilled about the $6 billion number coming out for TV+. That’s a massive investment (2x their largest deal ever - Beats), for something Apple is trying for the first time against huge competition. It’s unclear how successful it’ll be.
Also believe that bundles will be a significant part of TV+ with other Apple services, and TV+ combined with Apple Channels (HBO, etc.), but I don’t believe that will happen at the initial launch, targeted for November.
Also believe that bundles will be a significant part of TV+ with other Apple services, and TV+ combined with Apple Channels (HBO, etc.), but I don’t believe that will happen at the intuit initial launch, targeted for November.
IMO, $9.99 per month would be a hard sell for Apple TV+ now, since it lacks the content catalogs that Netflix, Amazon and Disney have. While Apple has indeed being weighing that price point, my strong belief is that it will start under that, and focus its pitch on the free trial.
This is new as well (from Apple’s website): “Apple Pay is coming soon to Uber services like Uber Cash, Scheduled Rides and JUMP.”
Apple Card Launches to All Applicants in U.S. With Uber Cash-Back Offer https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-20/apple-card-launches-in-u-s-with-uber-cash-back-offer
I still do think the Uber credit card is the best no fee cash back card on the market. It covers the widest range of categories with comparatively significant bonuses. But good strategy is to mix and match to your spend.
3% cash back on Uber is fantastic for a no fee card, beats the 2% you get back on Uber from... the Uber credit card. 3% is same rate you get from $95 Amex Blue Cash Preferred and $450 Chase Sapphire reserve. https://twitter.com/markgurman/status/1163799197088227331
The Apple Card is now out today for everyone + a big addition: Uber purchases will get 3% cash back in addition to ones from Apple.
RT @markgurman: Sources: Apple plans to launch TV+ video service by November, weighing $9.99/month price, free trial + here’s the list of t…
Of course, those will be the highlights, but there are likely to be other shows at launch as well, but still an overall limited selection compared to established players. $9.99 price is one of multiple prices/launch strategies being considered, but would align with Music, News.
Apple’s initial slate of shows will include “The Morning Show,” Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories,” “See” with Jason Momoa, “Truth Be Told” with Octavia Spencer, and a documentary series about extravagant houses called “Home.” https://twitter.com/markgurman/status/1163592750480154626
Sources: Apple plans to launch TV+ video service by November, weighing $9.99/month price, free trial + here’s the list of the first shows coming and more details on bundles, release plans, more w/ @anoushasakoui @Lucas_Shaw https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-19/apple-is-targeting-launch-of-apple-video-service-by-november
Trump Says Apple’s Cook Concerned About Losing Edge to Samsung With Tariffs w/ ⁦@JenniferJJacobs⁩ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-18/trump-says-apple-s-cook-concerned-about-losing-edge-to-samsung
At least here, if the Apple Card is connected to your iCloud Apple ID, it won’t show up as a payment method option for your iTunes Apple ID. Odd.
RT @Javi_J: @markgurman By a funny story. I have three 😂
RT @BenBajarin: Exactly. It’s so cool you want to flash it at the register but you want the cash back so you use Apple Pay. https://t.co/wt…
Things that give pause on using the physical Apple Card: the 1% cash back means leaving $ on the table + the low credit limits people are seeing, combined with no ability to request an increase, means credit utilization % could fill up quickly, potentially impacting credit score.
 
Can pay multiple times per month if utilization is really an issue, no?
If you wanted to know how the physical Apple Card pairs with your iPhone, this is how: there’s a little flat chip in the card packaging.
Lakers should bring back Dwight Howard https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1162105725222440960
Anyone seen one of these before?
There’s only been one year this has been an issue: 2011. And instead of shipping the iPhone 4S with iOS 4 and then releasing iOS 5 for it later, they moved the 4S launch from June to October. Everything shipped together. That’s how Apple works and always will.
No. And it’s also unlikely from a technical perspective. iOS 13 has all the frameworks to support the iPhone 11 hardware, modems, cameras etc. No iOS 13 would also mean no Haptic touch as the 11 lacks 3D Touch. Would essentially be a disaster. Not happening. https://twitter.com/wrjeffers10/status/1162048551351980033
iOS 13 beta 7 is out. That’s a lot of betas for an OS some commentators think won’t be shipping on the iPhone 11 at launch (of course not true).
RT @markgurman: New: The FAA has banned people from bringing on the recalled MacBook Pros onto flights + carriers in Europe also start bann…
New: The FAA has banned people from bringing on the recalled MacBook Pros onto flights + carriers in Europe also start banning the MacBook Pro sold between 2015-2017, w @AlanLevin1 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-13/u-s-regulator-bans-recalled-apple-laptops-from-flights
Also, if you have auto pay on, which the Apple Card encourages you to turn on, it's a moot point anyways.
Agree with this. Plus, I’d imagine people that lose an iPhone typically probably get a replacement pretty quickly? But still, even something as simple as a basic online bill pay on the iCloud website or Apple ID settings page would go a long way. https://twitter.com/ishabazz/status/1161355737055891456
It’s already live for me: just follow @markgurman for Apple. https://twitter.com/KurtWagner8/status/1161390088720224256
Which Apple products are being hit by tariffs and when https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-13/apple-iphones-get-tariff-reprieve-but-other-tech-gear-still-hit
Not getting the option here to set the card as the payment method for Apple purchases on iOS 13 - anyone else? https://twitter.com/markgurman/status/1160953614279434241
Can’t wait to get 3% off the iPhone 11 Pro
Apple to Give Researchers Special iPhones to Up Its Security, expands Bounty program up to $1m and more - first story with ⁦@WilliamTurton⁩ who is at Black Hat in Vegas https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-08/apple-to-give-researchers-special-iphones-to-up-its-security
That’s the one, will be $99 in the U.S. when it launches next week here. https://twitter.com/pedrohen/status/1159545882515255296
For wireless charging fans: Mophie is launching an AirPower clone next week at Apple stores, am told. Looks like a thicker AirPower in black, but only two side-by-side devices. 7.5 watts, also has a normal USB-A port. (Apple’s was cancelled in March https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-29/apple-cancels-anticipated-airpower-wireless-charging-accessory)
0 chance this happens IMO. There’s just no way. https://twitter.com/marcoarment/status/1159528471074430976
Apple Sued Over Siri's Unauthorized Recording of Users - Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-07/apple-sued-over-siri-s-unauthorized-recording-of-users
Samsung’s Latest iPhone Challenger Doubles Down on Old Formula — our hands on and details on the Note 10, Note 10+ and Note 10+ 5G. I really liked the huge screen on the 10+. A bigger iPhone is needed. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-07/samsung-s-latest-iphone-challenger-doubles-down-on-old-formula
RT @tictoc: Here's everything you need to know about Samsung's new Galaxy Note 10, per @markgurman
Scene at Barclays ahead of Samsung Note 10 launch. No sign of KD or Kyrie.
RT @business: Apple shares had their biggest one-day slump in more than two month https://bloom.bg/2KqKDOh
RT @mattmday: Some late Friday news: Amazon says it will let users opt out of human review of the voice recordings picked up by Alexa: Thi…
Apple Drops Barclays Card Rewards Ahead of Goldman Launch, Plans Purchase Financing for Apple Card w/ ⁦@jennysurane⁩ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-02/apple-drops-barclays-card-rewards-deal-ahead-of-goldman-launch
When Apple starts grading Siri recordings again, users will be able to opt out. Apple should have added that ability when this discussion of companies listening to voice assistant records started in May.
RT @technology: JUST IN: Apple suspends listening to Siri commands after privacy outcry https://bloom.bg/2KcgeV5
Apple Suspends Listening to Siri Commands After Privacy Outcry https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-02/apple-suspends-listening-to-siri-commands-after-privacy-outcry
This sign is now gone, at least from the store I saw it at. https://twitter.com/markgurman/status/1156285342930100226
Apple Finds Life After the iPhone While Still Banking on the iPhone https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-31/apple-meets-life-after-iphone-while-still-banking-on-the-iphone
 
 
 
 
 
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