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Photo: Samsung

Samsung announced Sunday at this year's CES electronics show that its 2019 lineup of smart TVs launching this spring will be able to play TV shows and movies from Apple’s iTunes via a native app.

Why it matters: Samsung and Apple remain rivals in tech, but they partner in significant ways. Samsung manufactures the Apple-designed chips used in the iPhone and iPad and supplies other components. And Samsung has struggled to provide content to its users — while Apple wants to ensure that its content is available wherever people want to consume it.

  • Our thought bubble, per Axios' Ina Fried: Don’t forget Apple has spent a bundle on original content but has yet to announce a strategy. This ensures people will have more places to watch that content when it arrives.

Go deeper, via The Verge: 5 big questions about Apple putting iTunes on Samsung TVs

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: Large coronavirus outbreaks leading to high death rates — Coronavirus cases are at an all-time high ahead of Election Day.
  2. Politics: Top HHS spokesperson pitched coronavirus ad campaign as "helping the president" — Space Force's No. 2 general tests positive for coronavirus.
  3. World: Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases.
  4. Sports: MLB to investigate Dodgers player who joined celebration after positive COVID test.
  5. 🎧Podcast: The vaccine race turns toward nationalism.

The norms around science and politics are cracking

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Crafting successful public health measures depends on the ability of top scientists to gather data and report their findings unrestricted to policymakers.

State of play: But concern has spiked among health experts and physicians over what they see as an assault on key science protections, particularly during a raging pandemic. And a move last week by President Trump, via an executive order, is triggering even more worries.

Ina Fried, author of Login
2 hours ago - Technology

Apple sets September quarter sales record despite later iPhone launch

Apple CEO Tim Cook, speaking at the Apple 12 launch event in October. Photo: Apple

Apple on Thursday reported quarterly sales and earnings that narrowly exceeded analysts estimates as the iPhone maker continued to see strong demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

What they's saying: The company said response to new products, including the iPhone 12 has been "tremendously positive" but did not give a specific forecast for the current quarter.