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17-02-2019, 06:08 PM.
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"Half" of all subscription revenue may sound like a lot at first glance (and it is) but the caveat is "Publishers can provide their own ads within Apple News as a revenue stream, and Apple has its own ad program for Apple News which involves a revenue split between Apple and publishers." 

It's a new service, and they will make the necessary changes over time. I like the idea so far.
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03-03-2019, 11:44 PM.
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Interesting insights from a China Foxconn factory in the article below. In one of the videos accompanying the article, a Chinese interviewed felt that the reason for slowing Chinese iphone demand was due to Apple iphones being overpriced compared to local China brands.

For myself, I also think Apple iphones are overpriced compared to Android phones. I think buying Apple pdts is more of buying its brand, e.g. LV / Hermes handbags, BMW cars, etc. Ultimately, I guess the demand will always be there, and, furthermore, Apple doesn't only make $ from its pdts, it has an entire eco-system.

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Foxconn, a tale of slashed salaries, disappearing benefits and mass resignations as iPhone orders dry up

- Workers line up on a daily basis to leave the world’s largest iPhone assembly plant in China’s Henan province as overtime opportunities plunge
- Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in January a 5 per cent fall in fourth quarter revenue, attributed in large part to weaker demand for new iPhones in China

Updated: Saturday, 2 Mar, 2019 2:26am

......the sharp drop in iPhone sales since the middle of last year, much of it due to weaker Chinese demand, has cast a shadow over the manufacturing giant......Around two dozen workers told the South China Morning Post that their salaries had been cut at the end of last year, an unprecedented step in their experience....

“In 2017, we were churning out iPhone 8s. I was thrilled that I could work 11 hours every day and didn’t take any leave on weekends. Supervisors always demanded more from us, they even asked us to hurry up when we went for water,” she said......

According to Bloomberg, Foxconn plans to slash production costs by 20 billion yuan (US$3 billion) in 2019 with a “very difficult and competitive” year expected.....

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26-03-2019, 11:17 AM.
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Apple’s next big things are not things – hardware giant shifts to services with TV streaming, news, credit card and games
* The strategic transformation of the tech giant into a content provider puts it in competition with Netflix and other streaming services
* The Apple News + service meanwhile offers access to hundreds of magazines and news sites for US$9.99 a month

Agence France-Presse  
Published: 3:41am, 26 Mar, 2019

Apple on Monday unveiled a star-packed original video service, a subscription plan for magazines and newspapers, and a credit card as part of a new strategic move for the iPhone maker.

The US tech giant, aiming to emphasise digital content and services to make up for a slump in smartphone sales, also announced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service for mobile and other devices.

Director Steven Spielberg, TV host Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell made appearances at the event, which puts Apple in competition with Netflix, Google, Amazon and others in various segments.

The Apple TV+ service – an on-demand, ad-free subscription service launching this year in 100 countries – will compete with services such as Netflix and Hulu with Apple investing heavily in its own content, while upgrading its TV application for third-party services.

“We believe deeply in the power of creativity,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook said at the event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, without revealing key details.

“Great stories can change the world. We feel we can contribute something important to our culture and to our society through great storytelling.”

Meanwhile a new Apple News+ service at a cost of US$9.99 per month will include the Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal, digital news sites and more than 300 magazine titles including Rolling Stone, Time, Wired and The New Yorker.

“We think Apple News+ will be great for customers and great for publishers,” Cook said.

Apple News+ was launched Monday in the US and Canada in English and French and will be available later this year in Britain and Australia, the company said.

Separately the company said it was launching a new game subscription service called Apple Arcade later this year with at least 100 titles at launch.

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19-04-2019, 08:11 PM. (This post was last modified: 19-04-2019, 08:13 PM by Baldric.)
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Does it works? Saw quite a few lawyers in US dollars this attempt.
And charge 33% recovered amount from investor.

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