Apple's March 25 event is on us and we expect to shed light on Apple's new video streaming service, magazine subscription services, and the new credit card that is being talked about. Here's all you need to know before the event.
Live View: Monday, 25 March
This star event will be held at the Steve Jobs Theaterin Cupertino. CNET will have a group of veteran Apple watchers on stage supported by dozens more around the world along with some celebrities and media tycoons thrown into the mix [CNNET] will host a live show and a live blog for the event. Start time: 9 am, noon ET (see start time)
Start time and where to watch: 10 pm ET where you are). What is the live video channel of the event on the Apple website.
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Apple's March event may be all about services
After weeks of rumors, Apple sent an official call to launch the event on March 25th at 10:00 am to be held at Steve Jobs Theater. The slogan of the invitation for this event: "It's time for a show," followed by a black and white counting reminiscent of a classic Hollywood movie – another proof that this event might be for a video.
What can we expect from Apple's Netflix killer?
Do not expect new products at this event (Apple has already announced that the new staff is ahead of the event), the main headliners reportedly will be Apple's New Subscription Services
More than a year and $ 1 billion The first time we heard news about it, Apple seems to be ready to unveil the new video streaming service . It is no secret that Apple is preparing to release its own original content for Netflix
But even a powerful tech giant like Apple could climb into this new arena with established players like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video, and soonwas competing for your time on the screen. The mysterious nature of Apple seems to be one of the concerns for people working with the company, as noted in the report. We are accustomed to the fact that the company is tightly attached to its products, but obviously even the other players involved with Apple have little clarity about the release times and marketing plans for some of its shows. The report also says Apple is sensitive to how technology, particularly its own products, will be presented on the show.
But Apple can not rely solely on its own content for success. According to Bloomberg, the giant Cupertino is courting some bigger names like Showtime, HBO and Starz to join his streaming service. A player who is definitely out of the mix: Netflix. Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings has confirmed that the company will not be part of Apple's streaming service and warns that space will become very competitive very soon. In an interview with Sports Illustrated Apple's senior vice president, Eddie Kyu, revealed that the company was not interested in licensing sporting content at the time. Instead, it seems they have one eye to become something like a middle man among the fans and action with a curator sports experience in the television application.
Apple may even be willing to explore its content for free to get more eyes on its services. Rich Greenfield, BTIG analystApple's original programs to be free to iOS users, with the option of paying a subscription fee to add other providers to the service. Although we will not know the exact payment pattern for a certain time to the event.
The other great service can come as a news subscription service. The Apple News Service will be a premium subscription plan on its current news app that will allow users to see content from different publishers (magazines and newspapers). The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal are just some of the key news that are said to be in talks with Apple to be part of this service. But according to the Wall Street Journal, publishers are hesitant to register because Apple will receive 50% of the revenue from the service.
Apple Credit Card?
And the last thing Apple can announce at this event? Credit card. According to Bloomberg, iOS 12.2 will bring a joint Apple credit card in partnership with Goldman Sachs. It is said to be much like a regular credit card, including purchase awards and up to 2% cash. Probably Will Live In Your Wallet – Digital,