Sunday, September 23, 2018

Apple's Staff Call Its Upcoming Streaming Service 'Expensive NBC'

Damn, you know your service is bland as hell when your own employees call it "expensive NBC."

Across Hollywood and inside Apple, the show has become emblematic of the challenges faced by the technology giant as it pushes into entertainment. Apple earmarked $1 billion for Hollywood programming last year. But in the tone CEO Mr. Cook has set for it, whatever Apple produces mustn’t taint a pristine brand image that has helped the company collect 80% of the profits in the global smartphone market.