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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
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple is designing iPhones and iPads that would exclude Qualcomm modem chips and include Intel or possibly MediaTek chips instead   —  Company considers building devices only with chips from Intel, possibly MediaTek  —   AAPL 2.25% Apple Inc., locked in an intensifying legal fight …
Oct 30, 2017, 9:15 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple strikes deal with Steven Spielberg to remake Amazing Stories, an 80s sci-fi series, in its first major foray into creating original content   —  Director's Amblin Television, NBCUniversal TV production unit to make new episodes of sci-fi series from the 1980s
Oct 10, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple scrambles to land pricing deals with Hollywood on 4K content for its upcoming Apple TV; Apple wants to charge $20/movie, studios want $5-10 more   —  Tech giant wants to have major Hollywood films available in ultra-high definition on the new device
Aug 29, 2017, 8:55 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple expected to announce three new iPhones at an event on September 12, which may be held at the 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park   —  Apple product event expected to include iPhone unveiling  —  Apple Inc. AAPL 0.27% has scheduled a product announcement event on Sept. 12 …
Aug 28, 2017, 10:06 AMIn context
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple has set a budget of ~$1B to procure and produce original content over the next year, could acquire and produce as many as 10 TV shows   —  Company immediately becomes a considerable competitor in crowded market for original shows  —  Apple Inc. AAPL 1.09% has set a budget …
Aug 16, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: online sports retailer Fanatics raises $1B from SoftBank's Vision Fund and is now valued at $4.5B   —  Online sports retailer Fanatics is valued at $4.5 billion  —  SoftBank Group Corp. 9984 -.94% and its Vision Fund are closing a $1 billion investment in online sports retail company …
Aug 8, 2017, 4:10 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Trump says Tim Cook has promised Apple will build three “big, beautiful plants” in US, adding they'd be “big, big, big” but no details on timetable or location   —  Apple declined to comment on president's remarks, which didn't include where or when plants would be built
Jul 25, 2017, 4:11 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Apple hires Sony TV execs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg as heads of video programming worldwide reporting to Eddy Cue, to lead push into original content   —  Jamie Ehrlicht and Zack Van Amburg will join Apple as co-heads of video programming world-wide  —  Apple Inc. has poached …
Jun 16, 2017, 8:55 AMIn context
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Former Apple employees on how Siri's progress was crippled by lack of ambitious goals, shifting strategies, and insufficient usage data   —  Nimble competitors developed new voice-powered products for the home while Apple remained focused on its phone  —  In a 2.5-hour keynote …
Jun 7, 2017, 8:10 PMIn context

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