Tech giant, Apple, has confirmed it will indeed be holding an event on March 25, which will likely be the announcement of its highly anticipated streaming video service, as well as the new Apple News subscription dubbed ‘the Netflix of news’.
While there may be a minor hardware announcement, such as a new variant of AirPods, it’s likely that the event will focus on the company’s push into service-based products. Now that iPhone sales are slowing way down, Apple’s looking for new ways to snatch the dollars from your screaming wallet.
But again, there isn’t a helluva lot to go off in terms of information besides the tagline, “it’s show time,” on a picture with a time and date.
As a number of people have pointed out, it’s the same tagline the company used back in 2006 when it first announced the Apple TV service, so I’d say that’s another solid nod towards the streaming service reveal.
Apple used the same tagline in 2006 for the event at which it previewed what would become Apple TV pic.twitter.com/8kq2bPymMa
— John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) March 11, 2019
No one really knows what to expect from Apple’s streaming media, but given the enormous amount of money behind Apple in general, you’d expect to see some big plays straight out of the gate. When you think about it, they kinda have to if they wanna run with the big dogs.
In terms of its news service, the idea is to become a one-stop destination for website and magazine subscriptions. Like Netflix, you’ll get access to a huge amount of content for a single monthly subscription fee. However, Apple came under fire recently for demanding a whopping 50 per cent share of the profits from publishers, so it’ll be interesting to see how that pans out.
Whatever the announcement holds, expect to hear more later this month.Image: Getty Images