Analyst Tim O’Shea recently published a new research report looking at the impact of Apple’s upcoming streaming TV service on the company’s overall financial earnings (via Business Insider). According to O’Shea, even if Apple priced the service at $15/month (and took a 30 percent cut, while the rest went to video production partners), the resulting revenue would just be „a drop in the bucket.“
O’Shea predicted that if Apple could get to 250 million subscribers by 2023, it would earn the company $13.5 billion in revenue and account for about 5 percent of the company’s revenue that year. Not only that, but 250 million [...]
In a research note obtained by MacRumors, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said cumulative smartphone shipments from four major brands on the Chinese market, including Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi, declined 10 percent on a year-over-year basis during China’s Golden Week, a national holiday and major sales period.
iPhone XR in (PRODUCT)RED Kuo, writing on behalf of research firm TF International Securities, said the estimated 6.5-7 million shipments during Golden Week were „lower than expected.“ He called Huawei the „major winner“ as the only brand with a year-over-year increase in shipments during the October 1-7 holiday.
The well-known [...]
Chinese company Xiaomi today held an event in Beijing, where it unveiled new products that will rival the MacBook Pro and iPhone X.
First up was the new Mi Notebook Pro, with a fully metal enclosure that looks virtually identical to Apple’s latest MacBook Pro in Space Gray.
Mi Notebook Pro is equipped with a 15.6-inch display with narrow bezels, a full-sized backlit keyboard, custom Harman Infinity speakers with Dolby Atmos sound, and seven ports: USB-C, data-only USB-C, dual USB 3.0, full-sized HDMI, a 3-in-1 SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The notebook is equipped with up to Intel’s new eighth-generation Core i7 quad-core [...]
Apple’s market share in movie sales and rentals has been halved by competition from the likes of Amazon and Comcast, according to a report published on Sunday.
An article by the Wall Street Journal said Apple’s share for selling and renting video content has dropped to between 20 and 35 percent, down from over 50 percent in 2012, according to sources in Hollywood.
At the same time as the sharp fall in iTunes Movies sales and rentals, Amazon has grown its share to around 20 percent, said studio executives, thanks to both its Amazon Prime subscription service and its standard Amazon Video catalog. Major U.S. cable provider Comcast meanwhile now claims 15 [...]