There are bigger plans looming ahead, however, as Apple is reportedly setting aside a budget of about $1 billion with the sole objective of producing high-end original entertainment content.
The budget figure reported by the WSJ is about half of what HBO spent previous year, and is also around the same amount of what Amazon spent in 2013 when it announced it was going to create its own original shows, as pointed out by MacRumors.
The Journal says this $1 billion could go to fund "as many as 10 television shows".
In recent years, Apple has begun to make noises about dipping its toe into actual production of content. The sources didn't state which shows Apple may be eyeing, nor the type of content it is considering. Unquestionably, the success of Apple Music is due to the sheer number of people that own an iPhone, and a streaming video service would enjoy a similar advantage. Earlier this year, JPMorgan estimated that Amazon would spend $4.5 billion on video in 2017, though we don't have an official number.
The news follows a few months after it was reported that Apple snagged Breaking Bad showrunners Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg to produce a now unannounced project for the tech giant. Exactly what kind of shows we might be able to expect remains to be seen, but we reckon Apple will probably need some big hitters if they're hoping to generate more interest. Now, the tech giant is reportedly planning to invest $1 billion to create original TV shows. High-end shows such as Game of Thrones cost more than $10 million per episode to produce. However, the rise of subscription services made the business less attractive, as from 50% in 2012, Apple's movie rental-and-sales market is estimated to have dropped to 35% now, notes The Verge.
The German government, like Italy's before it with Alitalia, is now helping to find a solution to protect jobs. German carrier Air Berlin's aircrafts at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany , September 29, 2016.
Take a virtual ride on Cedar Point's new record-breaking coaster, Steel Vengeance, in the video above to see it for yourself. Steel Vengeance, the tallest, fastest and longest hybrid roller coaster in the world, will stand at more than 200 feet tall.
Patel said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was concerned about the incident and assured all cooperation to UP in health sector. The hospital has reported that most of the deaths from a lack of oxygen occurred in its neonatal and encephalitis wards.
Bennett, who is among several third-party candidates running in the November 7 general election. "He has stayed pretty positive". Curtis also touted his local support, his volunteers, and his campaign's efforts to keep from going negative.
Let's hope that Google decides to use this feature because it will definitely give Pixel 2 an edge over its competition. This means that this years' Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will also launch at the same time, which is early October.
The lawsuit stated that Kwon previously worked within restaurant businesses and was an asset to the companies. In published reports , the franchisee says they will not comment on an ongoing allegation and investigation.
The race in this usually subdued political environment generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in spending and heated attacks. Utahns value the truth, not attack ads, and I'm running to tell the truth in Washington", Allen said in the prepared statement.
Minutes earlier, CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev made a superb reflex effort to tip Guillaume Horau's shot over the bar. Nathaniel Clyne remains out with a hamstring injury so Trent Alexander-Arnold should continue at right-back.
Shah Rukh Khan visits recuperating Dilip Kumar
As it turned out not just the fans but also Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was concerned about Dilip Kumar's health. Last Year, when the veteran actor was honored with the Padma Vibhushan award, SRK expressed his feeling for him.
German growth slower, but still strong ahead of election
The German economy, Europe's traditional growth engine, grew in line with the eurozone's 0.6 per cent average in the quarter. The preliminary estimate showed GDP growth rose by 0.6% between April-June compared with the same period a year ago .
Trump reassures governor of Guam in phone call
North Korea's state news agency KCNA reported earlier in the day that leader Kim Jong Un had examined plans for a launch. Tillerson says: "We continue to be interested in trying to find a way to get to dialogue but that's up to him".
Lincoln Memorial vandalized with explicit graffiti
It took nearly one month to remove the damage but the woman was later found incompetent and didn't stand trial. Park Police is now investigating the incident-anyone with information can call them at 202-610-7515.
Trump just retweeted someone appearing to call him a 'fascist'
Arpaio continued to carry out the operations for another 18 months but claimed that he didn't violate the order intentionally. Trump then deleted another retweet which showed a person with the CNN logo superimposed over them being hit by a Trump train.
China Implements UN Sanctions On North Korea
Trump's promises to be tougher than previous presidents on trade, his administration has proceeded with high levels of caution. Trump is expected to return to Washington from his golf club in Bedminster, N.J. on Monday to sign the memo.
Kenyans Resume Normal Activities After Election
Kenya's election commission said its process was fair and worldwide observers praised its handling of the election. The opposition called the vote a "charade" and said that going to court to challenge it was not an option.