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04-11-2013, 05:58 PM #1
Huberty: Apple May Launch Internet Services, 'Killer' App
On Thursday, respected Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty said Apple may soon unveil a set of new internet-based services. The revelation comes after the analyst's recent meeting with Apple management.
According to Huberty, Apple may use it's June 2013 Worldwide Developer Conference to unveil refreshes of iOS and Mac OS X, as well as several new services. These services, she speculates, may include streaming music or even mobile payments.
"From our recent meetings with management, we believe Eddy Cue, Apple’s head of Internet Software and Services, is working hard to improve Apple’s existing Internet-based services, such as iCloud and Maps, and at the same time planning to launch new services," Huberty wrote Thursday.
We believe Apple could charge either developers or users for some of these services, which could boost Apple’s annuitized revenue stream and better monetize its large user base. For example, Apple could offer a streaming music service using a freemium model. Users could listen for free with advertisements, or pay monthly or annually to listen without advertisements and with potential access to more features.
Huberty today even raised the prospect of Apple releasing a "killer app" the magnitude of which could rival Siri's impact on iOS..
04-11-2013, 08:24 PM #2
Wow! Can't wait, it most be something big! Go apple!
04-11-2013, 08:26 PM #3
Killer app is probably the radio app and it'll kill pandora, spotify, gmusic, etc.
04-11-2013, 08:44 PM #4
I doubt an apple radio app would kill those services.
04-11-2013, 09:17 PM #5
A radio app would hardly be a killer app, since there are lots of similar apps already, many for free.
Sounds like BS, with the corporate "analysts" playing the usual role of willing partner to feed the sheeple tantalizing tidbits of crap.
04-11-2013, 09:51 PM #6
Alright!! 2 out of 3 comments actually positive for once, how refreshing from the droid boy fans posting their uneducated comments on here. Way to go!
04-11-2013, 10:01 PM #7
Anyways, since when did Siri have a large impact on iOS? Everyone I know who has an iDevice used Siri a whole bunch at first but then pretty much forgot about it as they could do things just as quickly as they have been.
04-11-2013, 11:14 PM #8
Guys Apple might make a baseball team. They might make a chap-stick that revolutionizes the way you keep you lips moisturized. They might make a Apple branded furniture. The next iOS might support bootcamp and able to run windows 8. Guys this is from a reliable source, next OS X might have iAds. Guys next macbook might have a touch screen and also be made of curved glass. Next macbook might finally use the liquid metal Apple acquired in the past.
Ask me anything, I'm an industry analyst, I might even be right once in a blue moon.
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04-12-2013, 09:41 AM #12
I think the radio will be called Genius Radio... you know like expanding on the service that scans your itunes library and gives recommendations?
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04-12-2013, 11:49 AM #14
So...if Apple launches a radio service, how long will it be before Google and Amazon launch competing versions, with Amazon giving the premium version for free to prime members?
04-12-2013, 06:34 PM #15