The company is reported to have topped $1.7 billion in sales through its virtual store; it is not surprising to see that China contributed the most towards Apple achieving this number.
Ken Parks, Spotify’s chief content officer, leaves to join year-old PlutoTV.
Apple launched their service with a free 3-month trial and reports claim that 11 million users have taken advantage of the free trial. Or maybe it doesn’t.
An investigatory probe by the European Commission failed to find evidence that Apple engaged in anti-trust behaviour with the launch of Apple Music.
Investigators examined whether the labels conspired with one another or with Apple on Apple’s new streaming music service in a way that would hurt rivals. While there have been a few early bumps in the road, Iovine seems determined to make Apple Music the top streaming service available. The service, which came in the form of an iOS app, aggregated video across cable providers and streaming services and offered recommendations via an algorithm that impressed Apple.
The New York and Connecticut attorneys general found that the world’s biggest label, Universal, did not do anything to block listeners’ access to free music streaming.
We link growing Chinese App Store growth to Apple’s iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus, which was the company’s first Phablet and was a hit in the Chinese market on the basis of consumer preference.
The FTC, however, is said to be looking into questions surrounding APPLE’s treatment of rival apps in its store, taking a 30% cut on purchases for digital goods made within the app – which includes streaming subscriptions. Competing services have complained this policy forces them to charge more or sacrifice profits.
Apple also said that 2 million users out of total subscribers are on the family plan, which allows six people to use the service and costs $14.99.