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MacSurfer's Archive: Thursday, January 12, 2017


  • "U.S. appeals court revives antitrust lawsuit against Apple: iPhone app purchasers may sue Apple Inc over allegations that the company monopolized the market for iPhone apps by not allowing users to purchase them outside the App Store, leading to higher prices, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling revives a long-simmering legal challenge originally filed in 2012 taking aim at Apple's practice of only allowing iPhones to run apps purchased from its own App Store. A group of iPhone users sued saying the Cupertino, California, company's practice was anticompetitive."  Reuters 3:33 PM
  • "Apple Must Face Suit Claiming App Store Is Monopoly" PC Magazine 6:48 PM
  • "Apple Sets Its Sights on Hollywood With Plans for Original Content: Apple Inc. is planning to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that could make it a bigger player in Hollywood and offset slowing sales of iPhones and iPads." [Paid Membership Required] 6:55 AM
  • "Apple wants to make its own movies and TV shows — to help it compete with Spotify: Buy Apple Music for $10 a month, and get some free TV shows, too?" Recode 10:23 AM
  • "Report: Apple to produce scripted TV, moving into already-crowded market/The problem is that audiences already have plenty of stuff to watch." Ars Technica 11:55 AM
  • "Apple set to take on Hollywood with 'Westworld' caliber TV shows" The Next Web 10:32 AM
  • "How Apple's culture of secrecy wears down its top developers"  Business Insider 2:44 PM
  • "The First Trillion Dollars is Always the Hardest" ["The revenues from iOS product sales will reach $980 billion by middle of this year. In addition to hardware Apple also books iOS services revenues (including content) which have totaled more than $100 billion to date. This means that iOS will have generated over $1 trillion in revenues for Apple sometime this year."]  asymco 7:00 AM
  • "Apple Set to Earn $1 Trillion in Revenue From iOS Ecosystem By Middle of 2017" MacRumors 7:04 AM
  • "Apple's iOS revenues should exceed $1 trillion in 2017" Business Insider 7:13 AM
  • "How Apple Lost its Luster in 2016" NBC News 6:49 AM