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Disney, Netflix, and Roku Shares All Drop After Apple Streaming Announcement

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Ginger Lawrence | 19 September, 2019, 16:25

This time, however, Apple seems to have employed a different strategy, which is no less than a surprise.

Many Apple investors have come to focus on growth in the services segment as the global smart phone market has stagnated, with Apple shares rising this year despite year over year declines in iPhone sales for its most recent two quarters.

Disney CEO Bob Iger leaves from Apple's Board of Directors as rivalry apparatuses up between the Apple TV+ and Disney+ spilling administrations.

Despite reports that Disney was considering partnering with other providers, it ultimately decided that it would clearly be able to trade on its name alone, announcing Disney+ shortly after Apple announced its own streaming service. It is now at $996.9 billion, below first-place Microsoft $1.050 trillion.

The next big moment on Apple's agenda is the kick-off of iPhone pre-orders on Friday, when the device must sell in large volumes to help Cupertino in its stock race. In November, Walt Disney Co. plans to launch a Disney+ streaming service, with a giant catalog of titles, for US$6.99 a month. The service will start at $4.99 per month. But Apple TV+ won't have as much content as its rivals - it will only stream original shows.

Former Netflix and Hulu executive Simon Gallagher has had his say on Apple's chances of making Apple TV+, its new streaming service, into a victor. In fact, this may be one of the rare occasions that Apple is being realistic about what it can feasibly pull off as it muscles its way into the streaming fray.

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Apple TV Plus is a "major shot across the bow" to Netflix and Disney.

In addition, the Apple TV+ subscription can be shared among up to six family members at no additional cost.

Apple's event on Tuesday did a lot to boost analyst optimism.

"Apple is offering Apple TV+ free for a help stimulate demand for its trifecta of (new) smartphones", Wedbush said.

Needham analyst Laura Martin raised her price target for Apple to $250, citing Apple's transition from a hardware company to a business model that includes hardware and content.

Goldman Sachs also advised Apple on mergers and acquisitions as recently as two months ago, guiding it through its $1 billion deal to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business, according to Refinitiv.