Apple Arcade Will Arrive In Fall 2019

A slew of celebrities announced the arrival of Apple TV+ at the 2019 Apple Event, and the content lineup is unparalleled. According to recent rumors, it will look more like a revamped Apple TV service, other than a real competitor for Netflix, and Hulu. While the company plans to reach more than 100 markets worldwide, there's a good chance that this is going to be a slower rollout - particularly where the premium channels are concerned, as licensing arrangements will probably continue to limit those to the countries where they're already available.

The Apple TV app will be available on Samsung smart TVs beginning this spring and on Amazon Fire TV, LG, Roku, Sony and VIZIO platforms in the future.

If you're looking for Black Mirror-style content and stuff that's super dark, it doesn't look like Apple TV+ is for you.

Streaming video services have skyrocketed in popularity in the past several years. Games can be downloaded and played offline - on the Apple-made iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. The company did not say how much it will cost. Ready or not, Apple unveiled a sneak peek at Apple TV Plus, its own TV and movie streaming service on Monday.

Apple is officially entering the streaming wars.

A new Apple Card credit card will be integrated into Apple Pay on the iPhone, extending the company's reach into digital payments.

Apple says the card will make it easier to see what merchants charged you.

Apple has plenty of money to spend, though, with about US$245b in cash and marketable securities. This is in contrast to the sometimes-confusing alphabet soup people can see on their credit card statements.

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At least one of the titles will be a Sonic the Hedgehog racing game from Sega, which Cupertino teased during a Monday event.

An optional physical card is available, but in typical Apple fashion, it's a laser-etched titanium rectangle.

Cook announced that magazines would be coming to Apple News, the number one News App. Here's everything we know about it. That distinguishes it from Facebook and Google, the other major online news hubs. Facebook, for instance, might target ads based on your past reading of specific publications or topics, such as gun control or the environment.

"It's all together in one place", said Peter Stern, VP of services for Apple at an event in Cupertino, Calif.

Apple points out that subscribing to each and every magazine and news outlet features in News+ would cost $8000 per month.

With its new media push, Apple joins a crowded field where rivals such as's Prime Video and Netflix Inc have spent heavily to capture viewer attention and dollars with award-winning series and films.

By highlighting services that run on its 1.4 billion consumer devices, rather than the devices themselves, Apple's strategy change is a momentous shift in emphasis under Chief Executive Tim Cook, who succeeded the late Steve Jobs in 2011.

  • Michelle Webb