News round-up: Netflix won’t offer programming on an Apple TV service (and more)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says Netflix won’t sell subscriptions or offer existing content to customers through an Apple branded video streaming service expected for unveiling on March 25. 

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In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — Cowen analysts said replacement demand could potentially play a major factor in 2019 iPhone sales. "Replacement demand could be 125-150M per year as 20-30 percent of the 900M iPhone active installed base is comprised of users with second hand / refurbished phones, and they may not necessarily replace their devices with a new one once it reaches the end of its useful life," the financial firm said.

According to Sports Illustrated, Eddy Cue, vice president of Internet Software and Services, says Apple isn’t looking to stream exclusive sporting events, but instead is considering creating a sports curation service.

The Financial Times says Apple’s upcoming video streaming service will focus on “curation and quality” of content rather than quantity.

Apple has lowered the price slightly on SSD upgrades for the MacBook Air, Mac mini, and MacBook Pro. RAM upgrades for Mac Pro have also seen a slight price drop.

Apple is expected to unveil a new all-you-can-read news subscription service along with other services on Monday. Critics of the plan say that while Apple is pitching itself as a savior to the publishing industry with the new service, its logic is flawed, according to Business Insider.