In comments during Apple’s quarterly conference call with analysts, Mr. Cook strongly implied it was a time-limited offer to get people in the door.
Apple has uploading a two-minute featurette of See, a series in which everyone in the world has lost the ability to see.
Jason Momoa stars as Baba Voss, the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see—who must protect his tribe against a powerful yet desperate queen who believes it’s witchcraft and wants them destroyed. Alfre Woodard also stars as Paris, Baba Voss’ spiritual leader.
People that are on the US$4.99/mo Apple Music student plan will also get a free subscription to Apple TV+.
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Apple TV+ executives talk about the service in an interview. Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, former Sony employees, talk shop.
One of the first things they had to wrap their heads around was that they were no longer working for a Hollywood studio. The traditional factors that had defined their options as studio chiefs for so long — budget deficits, international sales, syndication potential, et al. — no longer applied. Now, the guiding principle was to build a service worthy of the Apple brand that also harnessed the power of digital media. The result is a collaboration between many departments.
The Morning Show premiered at an event in New York City attended by Tim Cook and stars Jennifer Aniston, and Reese Witherspoon.
Apple has a pretty good system for reviewing the trustworthiness of submitted apps. But it breaks down too often.
AT&T wants to take on the likes of Netflix, Disney, and Apple with its streaming service HBO Max.
By 2025, AT&T aims to reach about 80 million global subscribers, with about 50 million in the United States, a source briefed on the plans told Reuters. They are ambitious targets that would be consistent with Netflix Inc’s (NFLX.O) early progress, and in the mid-range of Disney+, Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) Netflix rival, set to launch on Nov. 12.
WarnerMedia hopes this service will get a boost in 2021 when it launches an advertising-supported option at a lower cost, insiders said.
A Morgan Stanley analyst wrote that Apple TV+ will become a $9 billion a year business with 136 million paid subscribers by 2025.