Netflix warns investors of ‘headwinds’ caused by Apple TV+ and Disney+


75% of Netflix users have no plans to jump ship to Apple TV+ (right away)
75% of Netflix users have no plans to jump ship to Apple TV+ (right away)
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Netflix warned investors that the upcoming launch of Apple TV+ and Disney+ could generate “modest headwinds” when it comes to new subscriber growth. Despite the warning, Netflix shares surged in after-hours trading today after it reported better-than-expected earnings.

In a letter to shareholders, Netflix didn’t sound too worried about the upcoming streaming wars. The company pointed out that it’s already been competing against streamers and regular TV for over a decade now.

Apple TV+ picks up second movie from A24 studios


Apple TV+ may not have left it too late after all.
Apple TV+ is stocking up on movies now.
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Apple TV+ is starting to stock up on new movies.

Apple has inked its second film deal with indie studio A24, which is already working with the iPhone-maker on Sofia Coppola’s next movie. The two companies are set to produce an adaptation of the critically acclaimed young adult novel The Sky Is Everywhere written by Jandy Nelson.

Apple seeds iOS 13.2 beta 3 to developers


iOS 13.2 makes the iPhone 11 Pro camera even better.
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Apple is back with a brand new beta build of iOS 13.2 less than a week after seeding the second beta to developers.

iOS 13.2 beta 3 builds on the last two betas that added over 57 new emoji to iPhone and iPad along with Deep Fusion camera technology for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. Today’s update is joined by watchOS 6.1 beta 4 and tvOS 13.2 beta 3, bringing tons of improvements to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Goldman Sachs CEO calls Apple Card ‘most successful credit-card launch ever’


Apple Card
Apple Card demand is through the roof.
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Apple Card is off to smashing start, according to Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon.

During an earnings call this morning, Solomon updated investors on the status of Apple Card which launched in the US in August. Despite some skeptics worrying about Apple Card’s profitability, Solomon claims Apple Card is “the most successful credit-card launch ever.”

Google takes aim at Apple with Pixel 4, Pixel Buds and more


Google has a bunch of new hardware coming down the pipeline.
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Google is gunning for Apple with a wave of new products designed to compete with everything from the iPhone to AirPods.

During its hour-long event this morning, Google revealed its best smartphone ever in the Pixel 4 and we must say, it actually looks pretty awesome. Google also came out with new smart speakers, WiFi routers, a new MacBook competitor and much more.

For a company that makes most of its money off of search engine ads, Google’s hardware game is finally looking like a worthy Apple challenger.

Apple TV+ is coming to Roku


Roku is embracing Apple TV+.
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Apple TV+ will be available on Roku boxes when it launches next month.

Roku revealed this morning that the Apple TV app will be available on its platform starting today, allowing users to access their iTunes video library as well as subscribe to Apple TV channels right from their Roku devices.

Apple launches in-house studio with Band of Brothers follow-up


The best WWII mini-series is getting another sequel.
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Apple is launching its own in-house studio and teaming up with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks to create the first series that it will own full rights to.

The new limited series, titled Masters of the Air, will be a follow-up to HBO’s successful series Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

Alfonso Cuarón signs multiyear deal with Apple TV+


Alfonso Cuarón
One of the most creative directors in Hollywood is teaming up with Apple.
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Apple reportedly inked a multiyear deal with Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón to develop original content for Apple TV+.

Cuarón’s deal with Apple will see him develop multiple TV series for the streaming service, marking the director and writer’s first foray into television since he created the short-lived NBC show Believe.

Amazon Music app arrives on Apple TV


Amazon is finally embracing Apple TV.
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Apple TV users can finally access millions of songs, playlists and radio stations using Amazon Music.

Starting today, anyone with a 4K Apple TV or the regular HD model can go to the Apple TV App Store and download the Amazon Music app, giving Apple Music some more competition on its own platform.