Tag: apple

Read More

Study predicts sharp growth for average iPhone app spend

American iPhone owners spent an average of $47 on apps in 2016 according to research firm SensorTower. But it expects that to grow to $63 this year, $77 in 2018 and $88 in 2019. That’s 86% growth from 2016 to 2019, although...
Read More

Sam Smith swaps Spotify for Apple Music in new video project

With every music-streaming service now keen on making original video projects with artists, should the latter pick one partner or find different creative treatments with several? Sam Smith is taking the latter path. Having...
Read More

Apple and Google app stores reached new heights in Q3 2017

The latest report from research firm App Annie claims that combined app downloads on iOS’ App Store and Android’s Google Play were nearly 26bn in the third quarter of this year. That’s up 8% year-on-year, and as...
Read More

FCC wants Apple to activate (non-existent) iPhone FM radios

The latest controversy involving Apple is a curious one: pressure from industry bodies and regulators to activate a feature in its iPhones which the company says does not exist. The feature is an FM radio chip, with Federal...
Read More

Apple Music now ‘well over’ 30m paying subscribers

Apple Music’s latest milestone should not be a surprise: the service’s growth rate has been such that it was on track to reach 30 million subscribers by the autumn. In fact, we were surprised the announcement wasn’t...
Read More

Report 408: Blind data, Music Managers’ Three biggest data challenges

Lead: Managers have to be across every data source there is. On the one hand, it means they can be operating with greater confidence and clarity; on the other, they are at risk of data overload and missing both new opportunities...
Read More

‘Who wouldn’t want to be Mad Men or House of Cards on Apple?’

It’s fair to say Hollywood is getting *extremely* excited about Apple’s plans for original video content, including TV-style shows to take on Netflix, Amazon, HBO and other networks. The Hollywood Reporter has the...
Read More

Apple Music kicks off licensing renewals with new WMG deal

Spotify’s success in persuading labels to renew its licensing deals with a revenue-share more in its favour is starting to have a knock-on effect. Bloomberg reported overnight that Apple has renewed its own deal with...
Read More

Apple Music Festival won’t be taking place this year

It’s September, so why no announcement yet about which artists will be playing the annual Apple Music Festival in London? That’s because it’s not happening this year, with Apple seemingly calling an end to its long-running...
Read More

Analyst suggests Apple should bundle Apple Music with iPhone 8

Apple has confirmed that its next press launch will be on 12 September, which is when we can expect the iPhone 8 to be unveiled. Could there be some Apple Music news then too? It will be surprising if Apple doesn’t offer...
Read More

Beyond Music: ARKit is Apple’s big augmented reality moment

From cars to TVs, if straight-batting questions about future products was an Olympic sport, Tim Cook would be festooned with more medals than Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps combined. So when Apple’s CEO does talk about...
Read More

Google takes on Apple with Android’s ARCore AR tech

Music Ally has been keenly following developments with Apple’s new ARKit technology, which will bake augmented-reality features into the next major update for its iOS software. The theory is that it will spur a new wave...