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On March 25th, Apple has shown the world their shift from an iPhone company to a service company, announcing new digital product that will probably change the company. Five new products were announced. Here they are.
as leaked before, Apple has introduced a news subcription service for their news App. The service, called Apple News+ will feature more than 300 issue, including the Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal. The service is a conversion of the Apple-acquired service Texture, that will feature the same publications, but Apple take it to next level.
The publication has been re-engineer to use the Apple News format, they feature live cover with content such as live cover, ad optimization for iOS devices.
You can save a particular issue, or download it to read it offline. You’ll be able to access previews releases of the magazines, and see particular articles picked just for you.
The service will be available today at 9,99$ in the US and 12,99 C$. It will be release this summer in UK and Australia. Also, you can share it with you’re family with no extra charge.
Apple wants to revolutionize the bank industry. He as announce a brand new credit card, that lives inside the Wallet app.
The card, known as Apple Card, has been made in collaboration with Goldman Sachs, and it will use the MasterCard network, so it will works worldwide.
Using Apple Card with Apple Pay, users will receive 2 percent Daily Cash. Customers will also get 3 percent Daily Cash on all purchases made directly with Apple, including at Apple Stores, on the App Store and for Apple services.
As the press release stand out, the Card will feature no Fees and Lower Interest:
Users who apply for the card will be also receive an Apple Card support, available 24/7 using the Business Chat feature inside the messages app.
The service will be available to qualified customers in the US this summer.
Arcade will be a new service that will be available inside the App Store, and it will offer 100+ games, exclusive to the platform and accessible with a single subscription. You can also play this games offline.
The games are available on iOS, macOS and tvOS. You can also stop play the game on the Mac and resume it on you’re iPhone, exactly where you left off. Is unclear if the games will support MFi controllers.
The service will be available this Fall in 150+ countries. The price has not been announced yet. This will probably be part of iOS 13.
With Apple Channel, you will be able to subscribe to a service provider, such as Showtime, HBO and Starz directly from the brand new TV App.
Speaking of the TV app, has been re-designed and re-engineered from the ground up. Now supports the new subscription feature, a more intelligent Up next list and now can suggest shows that you can like. The app will be laso available on smart TVs, Roku and fire TV devices.
Apple wants to compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime. Apple TV+ is a new service that will feature original content produced directly by Apple.
As the California-based company describes it:
The platform will feature exclusive original shows, movies and documentaries.
Apple is working with Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu and more to bring more content into TV+.
Everything will be accessible from the new TV app.
TV+ will be available this fall in more than 100 countries this fall. Price for the service has not been announced.
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