Apple’s March 25th event was all about services: News, gaming, video services, and credit cards.
Apple News+, a new magazine subscription app, arrives today for $9.99 per month
Apple News+ is a bundle of 300 magazines as well as some additional digital news subscriptions for the Wall Street Journal, LA Times and the Toronto Star. All that content will be available to subscribers for $9.99 per month, and Apple is offering a free month trial for starters. It’ll work on the iPhone, iPad and Mac after you update your OS. Its only $9.99 month with your first month is a free trial.
Apple Card is a digital-first credit card for your iPhone
Apple is launching its first credit card. The card is being backed by Goldman Sachs and MasterCard, appears in your iPhone’s Wallet app after you sign up; Apple will also mail you a fancy titanium physical card for stores that don’t use Apple Pay. You won’t be able to sign up until this summer, though, and it’s only launching in the US.
Apple Arcade is a Netflix for games on all of Apple’s hardware
Apple Arcade was the third new service Apple announced. Coming in the fall in more than 150 countries, it’ll give subscribers access to more than 100 games that can be played across the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.
There’s no word on how much Apple Arcade will cost
Apple TV+ is finally revealed with Steven Spielberg, Big Bird, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah and many more
Apple finally announced its high-level plans for a subscription video service, called Apple TV+. But Apple didn’t have a ton of details to reveal about the product just yet. We know it’ll work in the TV app for iOS and Apple TV, on the Mac via a forthcoming TV app this fall and on smart TVs that can now run Apple’s software.
There’s no price yet.