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Apple’s long-awaited streaming video service went live early on Friday morning.

Apple TV+ is a $4.99-per-month service featuring original TV shows and movies bankrolled by Apple. The service is launching in over 100 countries and regions, according to Apple.

Apple’s earnings on Wednesday will provide some early insight into how the company’s new iPhones are selling as investors watch the forecast for its all-important holiday season.

Get ready for new Apple products.

Every fall since 2011, Apple has held a launch event in California where it reveals its annual iPhone update. The goal is to create hype for the products going into the all-important holiday shopping season.

Disney is set to release its own streaming service, Disney+, on Nov. 12, and on the same day it will offer a deal bundling Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu, the company announced.

Apple stock is up since the company announced its chief design officer, Jony Ive, would leave later this year.

When Jony Ive leaves Apple later this year as its outgoing Chief Design Officer, he leaves a job where he was responsible for all design across Apple, including its hardware, user interfaces, packaging, architectural projects and “new ideas,” according to his Apple biography.

Apple’s iPhone is an incredible moneymaking machine. In the first three months of 2019, Apple sold $31 billion worth of iPhones.

At the same time, the iPhone is becoming less important to Apple’s total sales as the smartphone industry stalls globally.

Apple could release iPhones in 2020 equipped with 5G modems, according to research notes from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple probably paid Qualcomm between $5 billion and $6 billion to settle the litigation between the two companies, UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri estimated in a note distributed on Thursday.

An improved camera system will be a major selling point for Apple’s 2019 iPhone lineup, according to a research note from TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple’s new subscription service for news and magazines, Apple News+, had over 200,000 people subscribe to a free one-month trial in the first 48 hours it was available, according to the New York Times.

Apple announced a streaming video service and an Apple credit card on Monday.