Apple will use Monday's keynote to pivot in a bold new direction

Apple Special Event for Apple TV streaming service launch
Netflix is testing a sub-$4 plan for India: What do you get for the cash?
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26 March, 2019

CNBC reported previous year that Apple would give away its original content for free to Apple device owners. The company is said to be partnering with Hollywood Studios and actors alongside media houses and publications to introduce these new features for the Apple device owners.

What is it? A rival streaming service that Apple will place its own content on among other titles.

Apple wants to rely less on hardware sales.

The lack of an app on non-Apple devices, including Android phones and Windows computers, could limit Apple's financial gains from the move.

New York Times chief executive Mark Thompson attacked the Apple business model and warned that relying on third-party distribution can be unsafe for publishers who risk losing control over their product. The company may also discuss combining all these digital services into a single bundle, similar to Amazon's popular Prime programme.

It's unclear how much how Apple's gaming service will cost users. Likewise, Apple has been assembling a team of Hollywood veterans who know how to gin up Oscar and Emmy interest for awards season.

It is also worth noting that this will be the company's third event at Steve Jobs Theater, which has so far been used for the launch of iPhones.

Netflix confirms that it won’t be part of Apple’s new service
That's in addition to the original programming that we know Apple has been working hard to develop for their subscribers. The company declined to comment on Hastings's comments.


Palestinian kills Israeli soldier in West Bank
At the second junction, the Palestinian opened fire and wounded another soldier, who was in serious condition, the army said . The Palestinian then reportedly shot another man, stole his auto , and fled the scene.


Weekend Weather Takes A Turn As UK Forecasts Snow And Strong Winds
A status yellow wind warning has been put out for Galway and all of Ireland as Storm Gareth approaches. Gareth is the third storm to be named this season after Erik in February and Freya earlier this month.


Last but not the least, at this Apple Event on the 25th of March, Apple might launch an Apple-branded Credit Card as well. So finally, Apple plans to launch its updated Apple News app with over 200 magazines, and whose premium service would cost $9.99 per month.

Fans of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will be pleased as creator Rob McElhenney and co-star Charlie Day are said to be producing a comedy series about a video game company for the Apple platform.

Apple announced a new streaming service, Apple TV Plus, which will house its original shows and movies and could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself. Apple's services catalogue includes Apple Music, Apple Pay and App Store among others.

The news subscription service has been rumored since Apple acquired the news aggregator startup Texture past year.

According to a report from Economic Times, Netflix has expanded its mobile-only plan test into India, where some users are now seeing an option for an low-priced mobile plan that offers videos in Standard Definition.

Today The Wall Street Journal ran a report breaking down what their sources are telling them about Apple's new TV service that will reportedly be announced tomorrow.


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