9to5Mac Daily: July 26, 2019 – Apple confirms $1 billion Intel deal

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Nine Years of Apple’s iOS SDK generated $60 billion, 1.4 million jobs

Nine years ago, Apple released its first Software Development Kit for iOS, enabling third parties to build native apps for iPhone and iPod touch for sale in the iTunes App Store. The program has since generated over $ 60 billion for Apple’s developers and has created 1.4 million jobs related to app development. AppleInsider – […]

iPhone Manufacturer Foxconn Mulling $7 Billion U.S. Display Factory Investment With Apple

Taiwanese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn is considering a $7 billion joint investment with Apple to establish a display manufacturing facility in the United States, it was reported on Sunday. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, journalists who attended Foxconn’s annual end-of-year party quoted chairman Terry Gou as saying that Apple is seeking to invest with the […]

WSJ: AT&T agrees to acquire Time Warner for >$80 billion, deal to be announced shortly (update: official!)

Update: AT&T has officially announced that it will acquire Time Warner for $ 107.50 per share. The deal will now go through the usual legal process to ensure the companies comply with anticompetitive regulations. Original story below … After a few days of deliberations, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the deal is done. AT&T has agreed […]

Apple Given Didi Chuxing Board Seat Following $1 Billion Investment

Shortly after making a $1 billion investment in Chinese ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing, Apple was given a seat on the board, reports The Information. News originally suggested Apple had not received a board seat as part of the deal, but regulatory filings suggest a board appointment happened late in June. Tim Cook with Didi Chuxing […]

Drake launches Apple Music exclusive short film as Views becomes first album to hit 1 billion streams

Having come a long way from the awkward Apple Music onstage presence at WWDC, Drake’s relationship with Apple has seemingly only been on the up and up for the entertainer. From releasing a surprise mixtape on iTunes last year, to an exclusive stream of Views, all the way down to his own Beats 1 radio show. […]

App Store Developer Payout Hits $50 Billion, July Sets Record as Biggest Month Ever

Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced on Twitter that a new App Store record was set last month, with July seeing Apple’s highest ever monthly billings for the App Store and the largest amount of money paid out to developers. According to Cook, Apple has now paid out more than $50 billion to developers over […]