Amazon Echo comparisons are likely, but Apple is positioning HomePod as a music speaker. [...]
App downloads have also jumped more than 70% in the past 12 months, according to the iPhone maker. [...]
The news comes as the smartphone giant is expected to announce a voice-activated Siri Speaker soon. [...]
Changes to the mobile-optimized format help streamline content, but monetization issues might still give publishers pause. [...]
Apple's mobile payment app is tied with PayPal as a favorite among iPhone users, but they face growing outside competition. [...]
Speedpass members can now fuel up, then earn loyalty points and easily pay from an in-vehicle touchscreen or their wrist. [...]
Musical.ly gets to offer more songs while Apple promotes subscriptions to its music streaming service via the popular app. [...]
Lower commission rates may adversely affect app developers and smaller publishers, in particular.