The numbers mentioned in a CNET story show why Apple can do well with a new focus on service revenue. With over 1.3 billion iPhone devices that are active worldwide, owners of these phones are all potential subscribers to what services Apple offers. By the end of the fourth quarterly scale in September, Apple had 330 million subscribers who hid cash, up by 50% compared to the previous year. These paying subscribers generated revenue of $ 37.2 billion in Apple's 2018 fiscal year.
To build more speed in the category, it is speculation that Apple will launch a streaming video service early next year. This may be a competitor to several of the major video streamers out there, including Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. But just placing the Apple name on such a service is no guarantee of success. After all, late next year, the Disney + video streaming service is expected to launch. And Mouse House not only has a brand competing with Apple, it also has a great overview of movies and comics that are suitable for children and adults. But if the rumor is right, Apple will launch its service in early 201
9 so it can be on the market before Disney.
Apple has allegedly spent $ 1 billion to have content developed by high-profile Hollywood types, including Steven Spielberg, Second Night Champion M. Night Shyamalan and Oprah Winfrey. The company also registered two top managers from Sony Pictures Television to create new shows for the service.