Here are data.ai’s Top Five Mobile News Stories from last week! Check them out and comment below with any questions, thoughts, or insights.
Universal have removed music from TikTok
Universal Music Group, representing artists including Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish, has pulled its music from TikTok after failing to reach a deal with ByteDance over royalties.
Is Apple’s Vision Pro the best headset yet?
The long-awaited Vision Pro from Apple hits the stores today, retailing for $3,499. With a hefty price tag, the headset has a lot to prove, but so far the reviews speak highly of mixed reality device. The Vision Pro has dual 4K micro-OLED displays, hand and eye tracking as well as other immersive features.
️ Epic plans to launch the Epic Games Store
Epic Games plans to launch the Epic Games Store on the iPhone this year in the European Union due to the EU’s crackdown on Big Tech. There are no concrete plans yet other than news that the store will launch “later this year.” ️ Excitingly, Fortnite will also be available on iOS, after a three-year hiatus.
Genshin Impact sets new record
miHoYo’s game, Genshin Impact, has passed $5 billion in consumer spending in just 40 months after its debut in September 2020. Several other mobile games have reached $5 billion in player spending, but Genshin Impact is now the fastest game to do so. Supercell’s Clash of Clans previously held the record taking 51 months.
🧑 iOS 18 to be the biggest software update in iPhone history
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, iOS might be “the biggest” software update in Apple’s history. iOS18 is expected to be announced at the annual WWDC event in June. While little information is known about iOS yet, possible updates include a newer version of Siri that leverages AI 🧠 and auto-generated playlists for Apple Music.
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