AppleInsider— Once an expensive niche option -- and still that way, in some cases -- CarPlay is becoming increasingly common on new cars, trucks, and SUVs, as well as aftermarket receivers. Here's a roundup of the introductions in 2018 and 2019, the latest being support in new Toyota trucks and SUVs.
9to5Mac—Google paid Apple almost $10 billion in 2018, ‘Apple Prime’ service needed in 2019 says Goldman Sachs. A whopping one-fifth of Apple’s Services revenue comes directly from Google, estimates Goldman Sachs, as analysts from the bank are calling for Apple to launch its own Amazon Prime like media service bundle. The bank warns against Apple’s reliance on its rival for its services revenue as its venture into subscription Services is Apple latest long-term business strategy. more
AppleInsider—Here are all the new Apple Pay card issuers added during 2018 and 2019. Apple is now regularly updating its roster of banks and credit unions with Apple Pay. Here are all the card issuers added in 2018-2019, in the U.S. and abroad. Updated on Feb. 6 with new options in the U.S., Australia, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, and the U.K.
AppleInsider—Here are all of the Apple retail store openings, moves, and remodels in 2018 & 2019. With few setbacks, Apple is almost continuously expanding and updating its global retail chain, now with over 500 locations. Here's the company's evolution in 2018 and 2019 so far, updated on Feb. 4 with rumors about a flagship store in Vancouver.