Friday, January 18, 2019

Apple's Services another "shoe to drop" - Bernstein

By:, SA News Editor 
Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi thinks that Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) Services business could be another "shoe to drop" as clients push back on the company's app fees.

Apple charges 15% to 30% on App Store revenues and major companies like Netflix, Spotify, and Facebook have either stopped or threatened to stop paying.

There's an ongoing lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court that could decide whether Apple's app "tax" counts as a monopoly that overcharges its customers. If the court rules the plaintiffs have standing to sue, the resulting case could become a problem for Apple.

Apple management has increasingly touted Services' revenue growth potential as iPhone sales slow.

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