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As senior vice chairman of Apple Music, Apple TV+ and extra, Eddy Cue is celebrating a milestone variety of subscribers, and what he describes as a ‘groundbreaking 12 months’ for apps, music, TV.

Cue’s place overseeing all of Apple’s providers was lastly acknowledged in in 2021 with a change to his job description. Since then providers grew to over 900 million subscribers in October 2022.

“In some unspecified time in the future over the previous 12 months, you in all probability found a brand new app, a brand new tune, a brand new TV present or film, or sport,” writes Cue. “An expertise that made you giggle, taught you one thing new, or helped you see the world in a brand new means — and moved you to share it with others.”

“After we began Apple TV+ just a few years in the past,” he continues, “we did so to inform tales that mirror our broader humanity.”

“And whether or not it was CODA successful the Oscar for Greatest Image or Ted Lasso successful back-to-back Emmys for Greatest Comedy, we have now seen, in so some ways, the validation of this type of storytelling and the sturdy want for extra of it,” says Cue.

He experiences that there are actually in extra of 900 million paid subscriptions throughout all of Apple’s providers. And that Apple has now paid $320 billion to “builders promoting digital items and providers” since 2008, when the App Retailer launched.

“And imagine me: There’s far more to return,” says Cue.

Cue then broke down 2022 for every of Apple’s providers in flip. The important thing additions for the 12 months have been:

Apple Arcade added 50 video games
Apple Music exceeded 100 million songs
Apple Music additionally added Spatial Audio and Apple Music Sing
Shazam had its twentieth anniversary and has had 70-billion all-time Shazams
Apple TV+ received an Oscar for “CODA”
“Ted Lasso” was most Emmy-winning comedy for second 12 months
Apple Health+ turned accessible to iPhone customers with out Apple Watch
Apple Health+ additionally launched Time to Run, and Yoga for Each Runner
Apple Information+ launched “After the Whistle” World Cup podcast

And Cue additionally notes that each one of Apple’s providers can be found both individually, or through the Apple One bundle. Although he does not point out that the bundle’s worth is rising.

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