Apple Services

Apple Reportedly Pushing Deeper into Streaming and Advertising: Report

Eddy Cue, senior vice president of Apple's $76 billion USD Services segment, is looking to branch out the tech company's streaming and advertising businesses to allow them to better realize their growth potential, and has already started making executive leadership changes to that effect — reports Business Insider. Apple last month reported a fiscal second...

Major Apple Outage Affects iCloud, iMessages, Apple Music, and More

A number of Apple’s cloud services are currently down or experiencing problems, with users reporting outages across iCloud, iMessage, Apple Music, Apple Maps, App Store, Apple TV, and more. @MobileSyrup @iPhoneinCanada icloud issue, unable to open icloud settings in iOS. icloud storage not showing up, Hide My Email menu not loading in Settings. Same issue on...

Apple Spotlights How its Services Enrich Peoples’ Lives

Apple has today published a round-up article highlighting how its services helped deliver innovative apps, powerful new content, and transformative experiences in 2021 that enriched users' lives around the world. Starting with Apple Fitness+, Apple notes how the service coached users to stretch, lift, lunge, and meditate their way to healthier days. Similarly, Apple News kept them...

Apple’s Services Business is Worth More Than its Products: Piper Jaffray

According to Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson, Apple’s services business is now worth more than the tech giant’s hardware business (via Yahoo! Finance). The analyst estimates the iPhone maker's services business led by the App Store and Apple Music to be worth nearly $502 billion. The analyst used a traditional investment bank sum-of-the-parts type analysis, which...

Apple’s Organizational Structure Creates Great Products but Subpar Services

In a lengthy article over at Stratechery, technology writer and consultant Ben Thompson has discussed Apple’s organizational and product-development methods, highlighting the fact that while the company continues to produce great products, thanks to its “unitary organizational form” also known as “functional organization", the services portion of its business is not quite up to the mark. "The entire reason...