Thursday, February 29, 2024

Top Apple-related stories this week (January 15-19)

Here are the top Apple-related articles at Apple World Today for the week of January 15-19.

° Despite the naysayers, I think the Apple Vision Pro will be a hit.

° Apple is preparing to split the App Store “in two” in the coming weeks ahead of European Union requirements that will force Apple to enable app sideloading in the region.

° Apple reportedly plans work around the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 by disabling the blood oxygen functionality in the smartwatch models (at least for now).

° Apple has “quietly tightened” its reporting of how many people listen to podcasts, “sending shock waves through an embattled audio industry still reeling from the end of the COVID-era production bubble.”

° The iPhone topped the global smartphone market in 2023 hitting record high market share.

° iPad Pros with OLED display rumored to ship in April

° Apple TV+ did pretty well overall at the 2024 Emmy awards, taking home 10 trophies. 

° Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear appeal requests from both Apple and Epic Games, Apple has announced a handful of changes coming to the App Store Guidelines.

° Apple saw its operating profits jump 550% in South Korea for its 2023 fiscal year.

° Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”from Apple Original Film was named Best Picture at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards.

° Apple tops the list of major American companies with the highest employee growth in 2023.

° Netflix won’t make its content available for the Apple Vision Pro.

° TrendForce thinks Apple will sell 500,000-600,000 Vision Pros this year.

° Three Apple Original Films’ productions are nominated for 14 BAFTA Awards.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.