Promising Apple TV+ show Shantaram starts filming in October

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Published in 39 languages, Shantaram sold 6 million copies.
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Apple TV+ series Shantaram, about an Aussie bank robber who becomes a gangster in the slums of Mumbai, will start filming in Australia this October.

The 10-episode series is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Gregory David Roberts. If the show is anything like the book, Shantaram will combine nail-biting action with stunning scenery and thought-provoking philosophy.

That’s a whole lot to cram into 10 episodes. But a few key players stepped up to make one of Apple’s first international productions a reality.

Disney reveals $13 bundle with ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+

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Disney+ launches in November.
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Apple TV+ and Netflix are about to get some serious competition from Disney’s upcoming streaming bundle that will combine three services into one.

Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed to investors during the company’s third-quarter earnings call today that customers will be able to get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $12.99, the same price as Netflix.

Vizio TVs start getting AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

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Vizio TVs are getting a free software update that will let iPad and iPhone users beam video to them.
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Vizio has started updating its recent SmartCast TVs with support for AirPlay 2, allowing users to stream video from their iPhone or other Apple device. And not just new TVs — the list of compatible models stretches back to ones released in 2017.

These devices are also getting HomeKit support, so they can be part of Apple’s home automation system.

8 key details from Apple’s upbeat earnings report

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Apple's giant pile of cash continues to grow.
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Apple unleashed its best-ever Q3 earnings report today, and traders subsequently sent the company’s stock soaring in after-hours trading.

Thanks to record-breaking revenue from its services business and strong growth from wearables, Apple is heading into its most important period of the year ready to cash in. Investors had plenty of questions for CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri during today’s call. And the duo revealed some key tidbits we actually weren’t expecting.

5 key things to watch for in Apple’s most boring earnings report of 2019

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This might be a dull earnings call.
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The most yawn-inducing Apple earnings call of the year is just days away, and Wall Street is eagerly anticipating the results — though maybe for reasons you wouldn’t expect.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Luca Maestri are scheduled to hop on the phone with investors at 2 p.m. Pacific next Tuesday for Apple’s Q3 2019 earnings call. Even though Apple doesn’t reveal quarterly sales for iPhones anymore, there are a lot of metrics to look for that could clue us in on how well or poorly the company is performing lately.

Keep an ear out for these five things during Apple’s July 30 earnings call.

NBCUniversal is set to challenge Apple TV+ and Netflix in 2020

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NBCUniversal will be the only place to stream The Office starting in 2021.
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Apple TV+ will be getting some fresh competition in the streaming wars courtesy of Comcast come April of next year.

Comcast revealed the launch date of its upcoming NBCUniversal streaming service during its latest earnings call. NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke also said that the service is built on a platform similar to Sky’s Now TV in the UK.

Snoopy heads to space in brand-new Apple TV+ original

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Snoopy and the Peanuts gang are coming to Apple TV+.
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Apple’s got one more surprise to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing: a preview of its upcoming Peanuts TV show.

The first teaser for the Snoopy in Space series starts with the lovable pooch floating through the void of space before slamming back onto his red dog house in Charlie Brown’s backyard.

Apple renews Carpool Karaoke for another singalong season

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Miss Piggy rides shotgun with Jason Sudeikis in the second season of Carpool Karaoke.
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Apple isn’t quite ready to pump the brakes on its celebrity singing TV show, Carpool Karaoke

The iPhone-maker has reportedly renewed Carpool Karaoke for a third season. Production on season three is already underway and we already know at least one group of TV stars that will be joining the show.

Apple celebrates Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary with new video

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This looks like one of Apple's best upcoming TV shows.
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Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on that big chunk of cheese in the sky. To celebrate, Apple has put out a new video that talks about the Apollo mission’s impact on the world while also offering some glimpses of its upcoming TV show about the space race.

For All Mankind‘s first trailer came out during the WWDC 2019 keynote and instantly shot up onto our must-watch list. This new video makes the hype even bigger.

We can’t wait to see this show: