Apple product owners should start expecting to see a lot more Beats Music in the months ahead, now that Cupertino has officially taken the reins of the streaming music service. One such integration has already appeared within an app update for one of Apple's forthcoming partners, and we've got that story — as well as a pair of updates from the iPhone maker's assembly line — in today's Morning Report.
To the surprise of almost no one, Apple announced big profits on Wednesday — $10.6 billion of them — actually beating the expectations of analysts. But at the same time, those same critics are crying a death knell for the iPad, which actually wound up selling a few million less in Q2 2014 than they did the year prior. But we wouldn't count iPad down and out just yet — it's still the tablet king, after all...
In the 1992 feature film Passenger 57, Wesley Snipe's heroic character coined the phrase, "always bet on black" -- a mantra that appears to also be on the minds of Spotify developers with their latest iOS update.
Late last year, Apple shocked music lovers by being the first to debut a new, unannounced Beyonce album as an iTunes exclusive — and now Cupertino is lobbying executives to provide them with more of the same.
E-tailer Amazon is toying with the idea of raising the price of its annual Prime subscription, but will the company offer customers any additional benefits along with the price hike? A new report claims music streaming could be in the cards.
It's hard not to think longtime streaming music services such as Spotify and Rdio aren't at least a little bit scared of Beats Music, the new kid in town which launches today with a whole lot of music industry street cred behind it.