While Apple TV+ only had a few original shows when it first launched, it now has a slew of hit TV series, documentaries, and movies that people rave about, despite the fact that it is only a little over two years old.
The apex of Apple TV+’s existence came during last night’s Oscars ceremony, when the “CODA” movie exclusive won the coveted Best Picture Academy Award, making it the first streaming service to do so. Apple was nominated for six Academy Awards prior to the show:
Best Picture – “CODA”
Best Actor – Denzel Washington in “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Best Supporting Actor – Troy Kotsur in “CODA”
Best Adapted Screenplay – Siân Heder for “CODA”
Best Cinematography – Bruno Delbonnel for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Best Production Design – Stefan Dechant for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Apple took home every award for which CODA was nominated, including the Best Supporting Actor award, which went to Troy Kotsur.
While Apple TV+ won Best Picture over Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Max, the important takeaway is that it is the first time that one of the Academy’s previously snubbed streaming platforms has won an Oscar, marking a watershed moment in entertainment history.
Piper Sandler conducted a survey recently and discovered a number of interesting facts about smartphone users among teenagers. It turns out that iPhones, not Android smartphones, are used by 9 out of 10 teenagers.
The study included over 7,000 teenagers in the United States, with 88 percent claiming to be iPhone users. Ninety percent of those polled said their next phone would be an iPhone. Apart from cash, these teenagers believe Apple Pay is the second most popular payment method, but they also like Venmo.