What you need to know
- A new report says Apple claimed it had less than 20M U.S. and Canadian subscribers in July.
- That's according to the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
- They say this means Apple can pay discounted rates for behind-the-scenes workers.
A new report says that Apple has less than 20M Apple TV+ subscribers in the U.S. and Canada.
Apple has never revealed how many TV+ subscribers it actually has, but a recent report said that estimates of 40M worldwide are accurate. From that report:
It seems plausible if Apple has about 40M Apple TV+ subscribers, that around half of them would be located in North America and Canada. As CNBC notes, the distinction is important because having less than 20M subscribers allows Apple to pay cheaper rates to behind the-scenes-workers:
The rates are determined on July 1 every year, and a spokesman for the Union said Apple had declared it had less than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada this year.
An Apple spokesperson told the outlet the company "pays rates in line with leading streaming services."
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9
I watched everything that interested me in a single weekend after getting my second Covid shot. They’re trying too hard to show how woke they are…sad
The richest company in the world truly are an unpleasant and avaricious employee's nightmare.
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