Apple is planning an event on March 25 to launch its upcoming paid Apple News subscription service, according to a report by BuzzFeed .
The event will apparently focus on Apple's service business, so it's unlikely that we'll see any new hardware, like the rumored iPad mini, AirPods, or long-awaited AirPower charger. But the timing and theme of the event could give us an early look at the upcoming television service, which is rumored to be launching this spring.
Over the past few years, Apple has held a march event focused on its iPads, so it would be strange not to have any hardware announcements on the event ̵
Apple hasn't formally sent out invitations to the event yet, but BuzzFeed s John Paczkowski has a story about getting dates like these dishes, so it will probably just be a matter of time before Apple officially announces the event.
Reports have happened if Apple adds a paid unlimited subscription to Apple News for several months, suggesting that the company will offer premium magazine and news subscriptions in a single package, such as Netflix and Hulu for TV and movies. Photos preview of the service was found in an iOS 12.2 beta last month, indicating that Apple may be near launch.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier today that Apple had problems with publisher partners over revenue benefits for the upcoming service. Apple demanded a staggering 50 percent cut before the second half was split between publishers based on how much their articles were read. The service is rumored to cost $ 10 per month, even though the number is not completed, according to WSJ .
The paid Apple News subscription – along with Apple Music and the upcoming TV service – is part of Apple's renewed focus on selling paid services ahead, following a decline in iPhone sales that have led the company to explore new sources of income for the future.