Emails show Steve Jobs and other Apple executives discussing the Amazon Kindle app for iPhones, and what ultimately led to the inability for iPhone owners to buy Kindle digital books directly from the app.
Not only does the exec in charge of popular Apple services reportedly tend to fall asleep in meetings due to exhaustion, but also seemed to lack much interest in Siri back when the smart assistant was still in his domain of responsibility.
Given his domain of responsibilities, which among other things encompasses all aspects of Apple’s worldwide video programming, we expect Cue to perhaps reveal major news involving Apple’s original video push.
Apple Music has surpassed 20 million paid subscribers, the company’s SVP of Internet software and services tells Billboard. That marks a 15% jump in the last 3 months, when Apple announced it had passed 17 million users during its iPhone event in September.
That’s impressive considering the streaming music service is less than two years old and up against veterans like Spotify with much larger user bases. Cue attributes some of Apple Music’s growth to its string of exclusive deals with artists like Drake and Travis Scott.