The first major Apple media event in 2019 has apparently become an official date.
Apple has planned a keynote on Steve Jobs Theater in late March, but don't expect to see any major hardware announcements.
BuzzFeed reports that Apple is planning to reveal new services at a March 25 event at Apple Park. A premium Apple News subscription service will probably be the headlining feature, although reports today indicate that not all news publishers are on board with Apple's proposed revenue sharing.
2019 is already becoming the year Apple goes all-in on services with a host of new offers. BuzzFeed's sources would not comment on Apple's video streaming service being ready for a March 25 disclosure. They said, however, that the rumored iPad mini 5, cheaper 10-inch iPad and AirPods 2 will not look.
Apple goes all-in on services
Services have become an increasingly important revenue stream for Apple. The company plans to offer subscriptions for news, magazines, video games and TV to join Apple Music, Apple Pay and other services.
Apple's news subscription service allegedly offers customers unlimited access to news articles for $ 10 per month. Publishers will share 50 percent of the revenue generated based on how much time readers use the content. Apple will take the other 50 percent of its revenue if Cupertino gets in its way.
It's still unclear whether Apple will offer magazine subscriptions as part of the package. Apple bought the magazine subscription Texture last year. Rumors suggest that Apple plans to integrate texture into its service offerings.
Apple has arranged events in March for several years. Keeping the news conference on Monday, March 25 means that there is still time for things to change if publishers push Apple's proposed revenue share.
However, making services as the main focus of the event will be a major change for Apple. However, it can get the show window a little thin on new things.
However, there is always a possibility that Apple is still planning to uncover new hardware, but physical products will not record as much of spotlights as usual.