Apple WWDC highlights

Apple announced an end to the iTunes era at WWDC 2019, Apple’s annual developer conference on Monday. The upcoming MacOS Catalina, slated to release this fall, will replace iTunes with three separate apps - Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and the Apple TV app.

Apple TV+ streaming service

Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Jennifer Aniston were part of a parade of A-listers who took the stage at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, where the main attractions are usually the company's latest high-tech gadgets. Apple chief executive Tim Cook gave what he called "a sneak peek" of the tech giant's plans to transform television viewing and jump — some analysts say belatedly — into the streaming business Netflix has pioneered.

Facebook app controversy

Apple says Facebook can no longer distribute an app that paid users, including teenagers, to extensively track their phone and web use. In doing so, Apple closed off Facebook's efforts to sidestep Apple's app store and its tighter rules on privacy.

iPhone sales slump

Apple acknowledged that demand for iPhones is waning, confirming investor fears that the company's most profitable product has lost some of its luster.

Apple event in Brooklyn

Cupertino has come to New York. For the first time, Apple unveiled new products in New York City at a live event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Apple showed off a new MacBook Air, a new Mac Mini and a new iPad Pro.

New Apple Watch, iPhone models

Apple Inc. hosted its much-anticipated annual event in Cupertino, California, on Wednesday. CEO Tim Cook unveiled three new iPhone models (Xs, Xs Max, and Xr) and the Apple Watch Series 4. The iPhone Xs has a 5.8-inch OLED screen. It so water-resistant to two meters for up to 30 minutes, and has up to 512 GB of storage, which could hold 200,000 thousand photos. It will come in a gold option and starts at $999.