IHS Markit: Apple TV+, Disney+ adoption will be hindered by ‘limited reach’

IHS Markit: Apple TV+, Disney+ adoption will be hindered by ‘limited reach’

As noted by RapidTV News, the industry has already placed huge expectation on the November launches of Apple TV+ and Disney+ but research from IHS Markit warns that such direct-to-consumer services will likely encounter limited subscriber growth compared with competitive offerings.

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Apple looks into finger-mounted devices with charging, storage systems

Apple looks into finger-mounted devices with charging, storage systems

Apple has filed for a patent (number 20190310706) for “electronic finger devices with charging and storage systems.” Apparently, such gadgets could be used with the rumored “Apple Glasses,” an augmented reality, head-mounted display that Apple is almost certainly working on. The finger devices could also be used with Macs, iPads, iPhones, Apple Watches, and AirPods.

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Apple looks to snatch up rights to ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell

Apple looks to snatch up rights to ‘A Christmas Carol’ with Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell

Apple is apparently getting the rights to A Christmas Carol, a live action musical based on the Charles Dickens’ classic that will  star Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell, reports Variety. It will arrive later this year on Apple TV+, although it could get a limited theatrical release first.

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It’s heeere! macOS Catalina is ready for download

It’s heeere! macOS Catalina is ready for download

macOS Catalina is now available as a free software update for Macs introduced in mid-2012 or later. It adds support for the new Apple Arcade service, new Mac versions of Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Apple TV apps, a new feature called Sidecar, and more.

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Apple to ease some restrictions on third-party apps using Siri

Apple to ease some restrictions on third-party apps using Siri

Apple told Bloomberg's Mark Gurman that it will ease some restrictions on developers of third-party apps wishing to use Siri, the company’s “personal digital assistant,” following a Bloomberg News story about the rise of in-house software that gets prized default status on iPhones and iPads.  

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