Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Long-Rumored Digital Bundle Could Hit Next Year
Even before Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) confirmed its entry into the streaming video market, rumors regarding everything from price to content offerings ran rampant. Even analysts got in on the game, trying to compute just how much such an offering would mean to the Cupertino company’s revenue. Another popular area of conjecture late last year was whether Apple would release a bundle that would include streaming video, news, and music — even before these services debuted.
Apple is apparently ready to bow to public pressure. The iPhone maker is said to be considering a hefty services bundle that could debut as early as next year.
Everything an Apple fan could want
Apple is contemplating a package that would bundle the company’s three most high-profile services. The deal would include Apple TV+, Apple Music, and Apple News+ at a discounted price, according to a report by Bloomberg. Apple is considering the move in a bid to boost its subscriber numbers.
The report cites evidence that suggests Apple may even have planned this move all along. The company included terms in its contracts with publishers that would allow Apple to bundle News+ with its other paid digital services.
That’s not all. Apple is thought to be considering a plan that would include an iPhone and some of its digital services all for one monthly subscription price.
A leg up for Apple TV+?
Apple may have come to the realization that subscribers may need additional incentive to sign up for Apple TV+. The streaming service debuted on Nov. 1 to lukewarm reviews, with some questioning whether the service could hold its own against the likes of Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) or Disney. Apple TV+ — which costs $4.99 per month — currently only offers about a dozen programs in all, which pales in comparison to its rivals.
Disney said earlier this year that it planned to launch Disney+ with 7,500 television episodes and over 500 movies, as well as a number of new and exclusive series and films. Some estimates put the size of Netflix’s catalog at more than 13,000 titles worldwide early last year, though the company hasn’t publicly spoken about the size of its library. This is understandable given that Netflix operates in more than 190 countries worldwide, and the number of programs varies by country due to licensing agreements.
Both numbers make Apple’s catalog seem positively dismal by comparison. By bundling Apple TV+ with other services, the tech giant may be able to boost its subscriber numbers while it builds out its content library.
Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards.
Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside.
By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 242.86.
The projected upper bound is: 276.72.
The projected lower bound is: 259.60.
The projected closing price is: 268.16.
A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened).
During the past 10 bars, there have been 9 white candles and 1 black candles for a net of 8 white candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 32 white candles and 17 black candles for a net of 15 white candles.
Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.
One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 88.2488. This is an overbought reading. However, a signal is not generated until the Oscillator crosses below 80 The last signal was a sell 14 period(s) ago.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 79.26. This is where it usually tops. The RSI usually forms tops and bottoms before the underlying security. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a sell 14 period(s) ago.
Commodity Channel Index (CCI)
The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is 110.This is an overbought reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses below 100. The last signal was a sell 2 period(s) ago.
The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a buy 30 period(s) ago.
Rex Takasugi – TD Profile
APPLE INC closed up 1.340 at 267.100. Volume was 20% below average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 61% wider than normal.
Open High Low Close Volume___
265.800 267.430 264.230 267.100 21,700,896
Short Term: Overbought
Intermediate Term: Bullish
Long Term: Bullish
Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 261.81 236.95 204.90
Volatility: 11 23 29
Volume: 21,755,852 26,826,458 27,144,212
Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.
APPLE INC is currently 30.4% above its 200-period moving average and is in an upward trend. Volatility is relatively normal as compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. Our volume indicators reflect moderate flows of volume into AAPL.O (mildly bullish). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bullish on AAPL.O and have had this outlook for the last 63 periods. Our momentum oscillator is currently indicating that AAPL.O is currently in an overbought condition. The security price has set a new 14-period high while our momentum oscillator has not. This is a bearish divergence.