In an ongoing effort to boost sales in India, Apple is reportedly planning to upgrade its authorized reseller locations in five to six „extremely prominent locations“ in India’s metropolitan cities. The stores are being referred to as „Flagship Apple Premium Reseller“ outlets.
While not official Apple stores, the locations will each be „at least three times larger“ than the current reseller stores, which average about 1,000-1,500 square feet (via The Economic Times).
According to three senior industry executives, Apple may go up to as much as 5,000 square feet for the improved reseller locations in an effort to build them [...]
Read-it-later app Instapaper today announced that it is relaunching „Instapaper Premium“ as part of the company’s new initiative that’s looking towards „the next ten years of Instapaper and beyond.“ Instapaper is hoping to generate revenue after it became an independent company last month through a deal with parent company Pinterest.
Instapaper Premium costs $2.99/month or $29.99/year and offers full text search for all articles, unlimited notes, text-to-speech playlists on mobile, speed reading, an ad-free website, and a „send to kindle“ feature. The company ensures that there will still be a non-Premium version of [...]
Consumer Intelligence Research Partners this afternoon shared analysis comparing data collected from Spotify subscribers in the United States and Spotify subscribers globally, finding some notable differences in habits between the two.
Spotify has a lower percentage of Spotify Premium subscribers in the United States compared to the global share, according to CIRP, which CIRP attributes to the competitive U.S. market that offers many different services from Apple, Google, Amazon, and others.
In the United States, 35 percent of Spotify users have signed up for a premium subscription, while the other 65 percent listen to the company’s free tier or were [...]
Texture, the digital magazine service that Apple acquired earlier this year, recently dropped its $14.99 Premium price point for existing subscribers.
Texture Premium, which allows for access to both weekly and monthly magazines, is now priced at $9.99 for all customers, new and existing.
The price change was shared in an email from Harry McCracken yesterday, and confirmed today by Texture. Texture is streamlining its pricing plans and opting to sell a single $9.99 plan instead of multiple plans.
Texture, now owned by Apple, just got cheaper. pic.twitter.com/lqEekkuDjU
— Harry McCracken [...]