We have covered the service that already exists, but now we get into the services that are launching in the near future starting with Apple TV+. Out of all the companies currently with a streaming service or ones that plan on launching one, Apple is the largest company of them all. But does that make a difference? Can you throw money at something and expect it to succeed? Will not having a library of older content hurt the overall service? Most importantly, will their subscriber numbers mean anything if they are giving the service away? Dustin and Tony talk all about the service that will launch in just over a month.
Articles or websites discussed during the episode:
Apple’s Stock history: https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/AAPL/apple/stock-price-history
Apple TV+’s original programming: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_original_programs_distributed_by_Apple_TV%2B
Why Apple is so cash-rich: https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/1/20749831/alphabet-google-apple-cash-reserves-richest-company
History of iPhone sales: https://www.statista.com/statistics/276306/global-apple-iphone-sales-since-fiscal-year-2007/
Why the hardware sales are slowing: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/328074/forecast-iphone-sales-decline-in-2019.html
Apple’s reason for not having a ton of content: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/11/20859567/apple-tv-disney-plus-netflix-hbo-att-streaming-service-comparison-date-price
Reasons why the service could be doomed from the start: https://observer.com/2019/09/apple-tv-plus-shows-cost-launch-date-concerns/
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