Regarding Apple’s MacBook Air future, there is a case to be made that it will soon no longer fit in Apple’s lineup.
While the brief (for Apple) 1-hour broadcast focused on hardware, Bob LeVitus noted that it also included a couple of surprising announcements about Apple’s subscription service offerings.
Bryan Chaffin and Charlotte Henry dig into everything they love about Apple One, Apple’s new bundled services plan. They also have Apple Watch fighting Apple Watch for Charlotte’s affections, and they even have a winner!
Spotify doesn’t like the Apple One bundle, saying that Apple is abusing its dominant market position.
Once again, Apple is using its dominant position and unfair practices to disadvantage competitors and deprive consumers by favoring its own services. We call on competition authorities to act urgently to restrict Apple’s anti-competitive behavior, which if left unchecked, will cause irreparable harm to the developer community and threaten our collective freedoms to listen, learn, create, and connect.
Bundles save people money, therefore bundles are good for customers. As for competitors? At least Apple pays artists more. As for the dominant position claim, as of 2019 Apple Music has more paid subscribers in the U.S., but Spotify has more paid users in the world. As Neil Cybart said, this is just guerilla warfare of companies piling on against Apple because they’re not making as much money. As I say, cutthroat capitalism.
Andrew Orr and Charlotte Henry join host Kelly Guimont to discuss the Time Flies event announcements of new hardware and services.
Apple has taken direct aim at Peloton unveiling its new Fitness+ service that is based around the Apple Watch.