Apple Spring event is finally happening at its campus in Cupertino, California. They are all set to announce a huge slate of TV shows, new video service along with a new subscription service named Apple News+. Last week Apple announced, Airpods 2, the iMac 2019 and 2019’s iPad Air and new iPad mini, all these products led to Apple’s big event this week.
In today’s event, Apple is focusing on subscription service like Apple music because the company wants to expand its searches in new areas of revenue growth to compensate.
“We’ve also been creating a growing collection of world-class services, and that’s what today is all about,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Monday.
Apple comes up with a new paid tier of the Apple News app called Apple News+ that includes magazine content for $9.99 per month. Too, the company is giving one-month free trial service. Some banner features in the Apple News+ paid tier includes layouts specially designed for a phone, covers that subtly move, as well as other design and layout features.
Apple also said that there are several magazines included in this paid tier like Wired, Popular Science, National Geographic, and Essence. Apple News+ includes access to the Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal content. Moreover, the company further announced that the subscription includes over 300 magazines. You can basically consider this subscription tier service as the Netflix for news and magazines. The New York Times reported that The Wall Street Journal is on board but The New York Times and Washington Post are not.
The highlight of the News subscription service is privacy and it won’t let advertisers track its Apple News+ users. Apart from the subscription tier service, Apple announced that they are going to release its own credit card called Apple card
“We saw an opportunity to transform another fundamental form of payment, and that’s the credit card,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said.
Stay tuned for more updates from the Apple spring event.