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Apple Services Hit 390 mn Paid Subscriptions

The company recently announced Apple Arcade — the world’s first game subscription service for mobile and desktop

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

Paid subscriptions for Apple Services business reached a record high of over 390 million at the end of March — an increase of 30 million in the last quarter alone, the company’s CEO Tim Cook has said.

“In fact, we had our best quarter ever for the App Store, Apple Music cloud services and our App Store search ad business and we set new March quarter revenue records for AppleCare and Apple Pay,” Cook told analysts during the earnings call on Tuesday.

Apple Pay transaction volume more than doubled year-over-year.

“We’re on track to reach 10 billion transactions this calendar year. Apple Pay is now available in 30 markets and we expect to be live in 40 markets by the end of the year,” Cook announced.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an event to announce new products, Oct. 30, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. VOA

Beginning in mid-May, the all-new Apple TV app will bring together the different ways to discover and watch shows, movies, sports news and more in one app across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, smart TVs and streaming devices.

“Coming this fall, Apple TV+ will be the new home for the world’s most creative storytellers, featuring exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries,” Cook said.

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The company recently announced Apple Arcade — the world’s first game subscription service for mobile and desktop.

“With over 100 new games, all with no ads or ad tracking, no additional purchases and respect for user privacy, we’ve created a service for players of all age’s, kids to teens to adults and one that families can enjoy together,” Cook added. (IANS)

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‘AirPods Pro’ with Noise Cancellation Feature may Debut this Month

Recently, an icon found in iOS 13.2 revealed how the new AirPods will look like

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Apart from noise cancellation feature, these new AirPods will include water resistance for gym or vacation use. Pixabay

Apple is expected to launch its “AirPods Pro” with noise cancellation later this month and might be priced as high as $260.

Apart from noise cancellation feature, these new AirPods will include water resistance for gym or vacation use, the Verge reported on Friday.

Recently, an icon found in iOS 13.2 revealed how the new AirPods will look like.

The iOS 13.2 beta which the iPhone maker released contained a small gray-and-white menu icon that seemingly reveals the company’s AirPods Pro is in works.

The iPhone maker might also launch a 16-inch MacBook Pro with a scissor keyboard, refreshed iPad Pro model along with Apple Tags items trackers soon.

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The iOS 13.2 beta which the iPhone maker released contained a small gray-and-white menu icon that seemingly reveals the company’s AirPods Pro is in works. Pixabay

The company hosted an event last year on October 30 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City and in 2019 it is again expected to hold the event around the same time.

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Apple has several products lined up for its October event, including a 16-inch MacBook Pro, refreshed iPad Pro model along with Apple Tags. As per the report, the 16-inch MacBook Pro might feature a 3072×1920 resolution display. (IANS)