Blown away by Apple Special Event

Google Pazzi
Mar 25 15 Comments

Bows to Apple. They got their sh*t together.
While iPhone sales declined by 15% over the holidays, they figured out a way to make up 2X what they lost:
- Magazine Subscription
- Games Subscription
- TV Channel Subscription
- Original Video Content Subscription
- Financial Services Subscription (Credit Card w/ 2% cash back and no fees)

Each of these streams will garner billions.
Also, true to their mission, they will keep your information private, all PII processed using device intelligence.

It makes you wonder how the rest of the industry will respond. Lots of incumbents will be threatened - from Netflix to Google.

What did you think?


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TOP 15 Comments
  • Microsoft lightening
    I don't know whether this is asarcastic post or not
    Mar 25 2
    • Addepar nAeb35
      Mar 25
    • New / Eng ^ v ^
      OP could be in marketing, practicing a spin
      Mar 25
  • eBay / Eng

    eBay Eng

    Last I checked my cable company doesn’t process my PII on a daily basis nor does Google News charge me 1 cent.
    Mar 25 1
    • Zillow Group / Eng anKW36
      Google news also doesn’t give you access to WSJ. That alone costs $28 outside of Apple News+. Let alone all the other things you get access to.

      If you read the mags/papers it has, it’s a great deal.
      Mar 26
  • Spotify / Eng qbeforeu
    they announced a video service with no release date and no price. why?
    Mar 25 1
  • Microsoft tfsUEwWt
    Decidedly underwhelming.
    Mar 25 0
  • Netflix / Eng Narcos
    If you are looking for high cash back, BOA premium rewards can give you 2.625% or more on everything if you have 100k assets in your accounts. I have my Roth IRA there. Definitely better than Apple credit card.
    Mar 25 0
  • PayPal


    Apple is very very late.. we have free news from google, good content in Netflix and prime
    Mar 25 0
  • Expedia swanwon
    I want a phone with a fuxking headphone jack. And something that isn’t the size of my grandmas old TV set -I like keeping my
    Phone in my pocket. All of the things you’ve listed are pointless to me. Maybe there’s an audience for that but it will not be the typical market they’ve been grooming for decades.
    Mar 26 0
  • Cognizant APIPM
    Apple has been late in everything else beside iPad and iPhone. They always confuse about the target market. iPad mini, watches, tv and now news are very late in the game. Best part of google is they try and acquire different companies. Their Glasses and other ventures were failed but their YouTube is a hit. Apple will one day launch clothing line or something like that but again late.
    Mar 25 0
  • Amazon z.(‘,%cal
    I find Apple news way better to consume than Google news.

    I am starting to like Apple Pay and using it more often these days. I think their credit card is worth it for the convenience.

    I actually found their new line up of shows more interesting than Amazon Prime which is too serious for my taste.

    Game seems cool.

    What else do you expect from services .. be it apple or anyone else?

    Services are commodity, they are not rocket science stuff
    Mar 25 0
  • Lockheed Martin / Eng rot43
    I could not care less about any of the things you mentioned.
    Mar 25 0
  • Phunware gvrb
    Listen again they said they will use your data with your consent.
    Mar 25 0


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