Tuesday will see AAPL Q2 2019 revenue announced by the company, and the Wall Street consensus is that Apple will announce numbers somewhere around the midpoint of its $55-59B guidance. That would represent a year-on-year decline of around 5-6%. The averages of four different analyst surveys show predictions ranging from $57.44B to $58.27B, with three of them coming up with $57 point something billion … more… The post Wall Street expects AAPL Q2 2019 revenue to be down 5-6%; more iPhone price-cuts likely appeared first on 9to5Mac.
Music Business Worldwide reports that Amazon is gearing up to offer a hi-res streaming music service. We understand that Amazon is currently in discussion with various large music rights-holders regarding the upcoming launch of a high fidelity music streaming platform – and that at least one major record company has already agreed to license it. MBW has heard this whisper from several high-placed music industry sources, who say the price of Amazon’s new tier will likely be in the region of $15 per month. It’s expected to launch before the end of 2019 … more… The post Comment: As Amazon readies $15/month hi-res streaming music service, Apple needs to step up appeared first on 9to5Mac.
More BBC TV shows are likely to appear on BritBox, the $6.99/month streaming video service that aims to provide access to the best of British television to a US audience … more… The post More BBC TV shows set to appear on BritBox, and stay on iPlayer for a year instead of 30 days appeared first on 9to5Mac.
There has been much speculation about what led to the Apple/Qualcomm settlement at the eleventh hour. Did Intel tell Apple it was unable to deliver 5G modems by 2020? Did Apple reach its own conclusion that Intel wasn’t up to the job? Or was there some other factor at play that mysteriously led Apple to have a change of heart about a massive lawsuit centred on Qualcomm’s business practices, despite a long history of vehemently objecting to them … ? more… The post Comment: Intel’s claim about Apple/Qualcomm settlement is clearly a face-saving exercise appeared first on 9to5Mac.