Apple flexes its muscles as tastemaker on its own burgeoning entertainment services. The company also tries to iron out some maddening hardware inconsistencies with new Macs and iPhones. And the federal government stepped in to tech consumers’ lives a few times this week with useful and not so useful legislative and regulatory action.
Earlier this week Apple recognized pop music’s newest teen sensation, Billie Eilish, as Apple Music’s artist of the year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Apple is now set to pay Eilish $25 million for exclusive rights to an already-produced documentary that tracked the making of her smash hit album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.