Apple’s gaming subscription service will work on macOS, iOS, tvOS devices

Apple’s gaming subscription service will work on macOS, iOS, tvOS devices

Apple seems to finally be taking gaming seriously. The tech giant has announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service that will feature over 100 new and exclusive games, including original releases from creators Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Wong, Will Wright and more. 

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Apple’s iPhone Xr was the best-selling smartphone in January

Apple’s iPhone Xr was the best-selling smartphone in January

Smartphone sell-through in the US market fell 2.7% year-on-year (YoY) in January 2019 to 13.7 million units, according to the latest research from Counterpoint's Market Pulse program. This is the 14th consecutive month of YoY decline in sales and the second successive year when sales were down on a YoY basis in January. 

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eMarketer: Pandora to overtake Spotfy by 2021 (and Apple Music thrives)

eMarketer: Pandora to overtake Spotfy by 2021 (and Apple Music thrives)

Pandora may be the most popular music streaming service in the US, but it won’t retain the No. 1 spot for much longer. According to eMarketer’s latest forecast on digital music listeners, Spotify will surpass Pandora in terms of users by 2021—one year sooner than eMarketer predicted last year. Meanwhile, Apple Music continues to thrive.

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Some things to note if Apple, Goldman Sachs team up for a credit card

Some things to note if Apple, Goldman Sachs team up for a credit card

It’s expected that David Solomon, Goldman Sachs’s chief executive officer will be on hand at Apple’s “It’s Show Time” event today, lending credence to the rumors that the tech giant and the investment bank will team up for an Apple-branded credit card. Jim Miller, vice president of the Banking and Credit Card Practice at J.D. Power, says this is interesting because of several reasons:.

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Ovum: Apple unlikely to unveil a Netflix copycat on Monday

Ovum: Apple unlikely to unveil a Netflix copycat on Monday

Apple will hold the “It’s Show time” media event on Monday. Most observers expect the the giant to announce its long-expected video service. Rather than Apple launching a classic Netflix-style subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, all signs point toward a new and enhanced version of Apple's popular iTunes store and the associated "TV" app for mobiles, according to Ovum.

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