Apple today announced it has completed its acquisition of music recognition service Shazam, after reaching a preliminary agreement in December. Apple says the Shazam app will soon become ad-free for all users.
Oliver Schusser, Vice President of Apple Music:
Apple and Shazam have a long history together. Shazam was one of the first apps available when we launched the App Store and has become a favorite app for music fans everywhere. With a shared love of music and innovation, we are thrilled to bring our teams together to provide users even more great ways to discover, experience and enjoy music.
Shazam is a popular service that can identify the names and [...]
With 54.2 million smartphones shipped in the second calendar quarter of 2018, Chinese smartphone company Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the number two worldwide smartphone vendor, according to new data shared today by IDC.
During the quarter, which includes data from April to June, Apple shipped 41.3 million iPhones worldwide, a number that it shared earlier today with its earnings release for its third fiscal quarter. In the year-ago quarter, Apple shipped 41 million iPhones, marking just a small increase in shipments this year.
According to IDC, Apple’s share of the smartphone market for the quarter was 12.1 percent, compared to Huawei’s 15.8 [...]
China-based BOE Technology Group is stepping up its bid to become an OLED panel supplier for Apple’s future smartphones, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.
BOE is the world’s top producer of large liquid crystal screens and already makes displays for Apple’s iPads and MacBooks, but the firm now has its sights set on the lucrative OLED panel market.
The earliest BOE could supply the OLED screens would be from 2020, one person familiar with the matter said. For iPhones intended for release later this year, Apple is set to procure screens mainly from Samsung, with a small portion coming from LG Display Co. , people have [...]
Singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes has broken the latest Apple Music record, with his self-titled third album becoming the most-streamed pop album of 2018 in under one week (via Billboard). Released on May 25, the new Shawn Mendes album was accompanied by a collection of bonus material on Apple Music, including a Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe, exclusive live concert and Q&A session, playlists, and more.
The previous record holder for most-streamed pop album of 2018 was Justin Timberlake’s „Man of the Woods,“ which launched in February. In the wake of the news, Apple Music confirmed that Mendes has also surpassed one billion global streams on the music [...]