Friday, 15 February, 2019

Apple Reportedly Having News Service Event on March 25

Apple's Holding a Surprise Event on March 25, Here's What to Expect New Apple AirPod 2 rumors result in 2 possible launch dates in the same day
Stacy Diaz | 13 February, 2019, 23:25

Calling it the Netflix of news, Apple's hefty fee may send content providers running. The new AirPods will supposedly be available for preorder on March 22nd, with Apple expected to hold a press conference for the new devices earlier that week.

However, as noted above, this could be an event that's not just about the News subscription service, but rather Apple's new subscription services in general.

However, Apple has been holding events in March for years, so it's not entirely surprising news. According to the current info, this new service will cost $10 per month and will allow Apple customers to have access to content from a variety of news outlets. There is speculation that we might hear about the company's long rumoured Apple News subscription service at the event, however a report claims Apple is facing some resistance over the alleged plan to keep half of the revenue generated by the service. Information including credit card numbers and email addresses would not be provided to publishers if they agreed to Apple's terms as they now stand. Multiple major publishers have, according to the sources, failed to sign onto the plan due in part to the financial terms; among these publishers is allegedly the New York Times and Washington Post.

While the look and feel of the new Apple AirPods 2 won't be very different from the AirPods, Apple is likely to be making some other changes within the gadget. The report also mentions the fact that the new AirPods 2 will come with a case that can be charged wirelessly via the AirPower accessory.

"We believe there will be another event in April at which point we expect iPad and product announcements to be launched".

Amazon Prime Video and Hulu are both services with a similar offering, letting subscribers customize their package by adding additional premium channels to the video catalog each offers.

Apple declined to comment on the report.

This story originally appeared in The Sun.