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Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: recent leadership changes at Apple have rattled rank-and-file employees and led several projects to be put on hold as new managers reassess priorities   —  The moves reflect an effort to diversify the company's revenue streams and reduce its reliance on iPhone sales
Feb 18, 2019, 11:10 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
iPhone prices are unpalatable in India, where reports say its marketshare has shrunk to ~1%, and a source says it's taking in <50% of the revenue once hoped for   —  With global smartphone sales flattening, Apple has looked to India for new growth, with little success so far
Dec 18, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple delayed launch of a streaming video service twice, most recently until March, and spiked a Dr. Dre series as it seeks less edgy content   —  The tech giant wants to make scripted shows for streaming, only without violence, politics and risqué story lines
Sep 22, 2018, 12:15 PMIn context
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
As Apple readies new, bigger iPhones, Kantar says users with 6" and larger smartphone displays typically use 2X more apps than users with 5.5" screens   —  On Wednesday, the company will announce two new models with larger displays and an updated version of iPhone X with a faster processor
Sep 9, 2018, 12:30 PMIn context
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
At WWDC, Apple takes aim at Facebook with new Safari tracking protections, tools to limit app usage, and enhanced social media tools in iMessages and FaceTime   —  The iPhone maker is improving its media-sharing capabilities while limiting the social-media company's ability to harvest data
Jun 5, 2018, 2:10 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple is working on a new ad network for app promotion, in talks with Snap, Pinterest, others to distribute its search ads for apps   —  Increasing ad sales could help offset slowing iPhone growth, but effort would face stiff competition from Google and Facebook
Jun 1, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple executive Jimmy Iovine will transition into a consulting role in August and step back from daily involvement with Apple Music   —  The music executive and Beats co-founder will step back from daily involvement with Apple's streaming-music business
Mar 21, 2018, 9:15 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Source: Apple to curtail iPhone X production in the first quarter to ~20M handsets, down from ~40M initially planned, due to weak demand   —  Company will offer its first report on iPhone X sales when it reports earnings Thursday  —  Apple Inc. AAPL -2.07% is slashing planned production …
Jan 30, 2018, 7:10 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Senate Commerce Committee chairman John Thune sends Apple letter asking about iPhone performance throttling as Paris prosecutor's office confirms investigation   —  Sen. John Thune writes letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook; Paris prosecutor's office opens investigation
Jan 10, 2018, 11:45 AMIn context
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Apple changed its standard iPhone review PR strategy for the iPhone X, prioritizing YouTubers and celebrities over established names in tech journalism   —  ‘Unusual’ change in strategy means latest phone got less testing than most of its predecessors before reviews could be published
Oct 31, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context

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