Apple to Host an Event on March 25 for Upcoming Subscription Services

Tanya Cunningham
February 14, 2019

Apple is reportedly taking a hard line with publishers during its negotiations for a proposed news subscription service.

Now, it looks like Apple will show off its video subscription platform for the first time at the event, according to a report from Bloomberg. Another is Apple's supposed desire to get a minimum of one year of content from some publishers; some of the potential partners reportedly want more flexibility to leave the service. Apple's video service will allow customers to subscribe to various digital streaming products and watch in the iOS TV app. The new iPad mini 5 and the iPad 7 are expected to launch side by side with varying prices, and they will retain the Touch ID security feature instead of the more advanced Face ID. The Apple News subscription service is said to be the biggest highlight of the event, even as the company is running to resistance from larger publishers over the proposed financial terms. And all of their subscription options cost more than $10 per month. The service, integrated into Apple News, will allow users to access paywalled content on a variety of news sites for a single monthly fee of $9.99.

As with any rumor, we can't be 100% sure if it's true, and with no firm indication from Apple, we can only speculate about a release date for the Apple AirPods 2. The New York Times and the Washington Post are said to be among the publishers that are not happy with Apple's terms.

It's the season of video streaming, as important companies announced or plan to launch such services in the coming months.

But this new service would combine content from news services who lock their content behind a paywall. Reports now emerging indicate that you should not be expecting any dramatic changes in the new Apple AirPods 2 when compared to what is available in the existing AirPods.

Apple has traditionally held a special event near the end of March each year where the company has announced new iPads and the iPhone SE among other products.

Apple declined to comment on or confirm a March 25 event.

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