Apple spent over USD 30 mn on Amazon Cloud in Q1 2019

Oscar PerryApr 26, 2019

Both companies offer music streaming services, and this autumn Apple will launch a competitor to Amazon Prime Video called Apple TV+.

The deal reflects the iPhone maker's increased reliance on Amazon's cloud: According to the report, Apple spent an average of over $30 million on AWS every month during the first quarter of this year - a gain of more than 10% from the same period in 2018, the report says.

Talking about the use of Cloud-based services in the past, the iPhone has specified that it uses AWS for iCloud storage.

Apple has already spent an average of $30 million per month for the first quarter of 2019, up 10% from the same amount it spent this time previous year. That is a gain of more than 10 percent from the same period past year.

In a February filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Amazon.com reported $19.3 billion in customer commitments - primarily related to AWS - for contracts with original terms that exceed one year as of December 31, 2018.

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As Apple increasingly turns its focus toward bringing in revenue from services and not just hardware, it's depending on a rival to help provide some of the necessary infrastructure.

The company's computing and storage needs are very high as over a billion Apple devices like iPhones, Macbooks and iPads are used by people every month.

Apple is one of Amazon Web Services's (AWS) biggest clients it has emerged. All that said, Apple is now at work trying to build its own cloud infrastructure, meant to improve the company's ability to deliver internet services without having to rely on its friendly competitors.

If these conditions hold, it puts Apple on track to spend in excess of $360 million on AWS this year, which would be up from the $350 million that CNBC reports it spent in 2018.

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