To watch the live streaming of Apple's March 25 event that will unveil the tech giant's TV and video streaming service, users can go to the events page of Apple's website by using suitable browsers. All the games will also be available offline, meaning that you won't need a constant WiFi connection to keep gaming. Pricing and specific release and availability information has not yet been announced. As Cheddar noted, the company's push for the services comes as Apple is looking to expand its revenue as hardware sales are stalling and amid a surge in streaming and subscription services.
Apple also announced it was overhauling its news app, which Cook said is the number one news app in the world.
First and foremost, it must be made clear that at its core, Apple News will remain free. On the other hand, however, although it's not likely coming until later this year, Apple's own original content shouldn't have any licensing restrictions that would prevent global distribution, although there will obviously be language issues. Called Apple News Plus, it'll be embedded into the Apple News app itself.
Apple TV+ is also similar to another service revealed at the same event.
With Apple Arcade, there will be over 100 new and exclusive games, meaning you won't be able to play these titles on other non-Apple platforms. Walt Disney Co, which bought 21st Century Fox, and AT&T Inc, which purchased Time Warner Inc, plan to launch or test new streaming video services this year. Apple also said the app would not allow advertisers to track readers.
It has been created with the help of Goldman Sachs and MasterCard. "Apple TV+ will be home to some of the highest quality original storytelling that TV and movie lovers have seen yet".
Google has one, Microsoft is making one, and there are countless others presumably on the way.
It's worth remembering that Apple's iOS had a separate magazine app before called Newsstand (Remember the Newsstand-only publication called The Daily?).
The Apple original shows are expected to be offered alongside the option to subscribe to content from Viacom Inc and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp's Starz, among others, sources have told Reuters. The News+ app will bring new issues from over 300 renowned print magazines, as well as digital subscription services, and newspapers like the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal.