"Apple Inc. plans to uncover video and news subscription offers next month, the first major new digital services from the company since 2015," Anousha Sakoui and Mark Gurman report to Bloomberg. "Cupertino, the California-based technology giant, is planning a March 25 event to announce both services, according to people familiar with the plan. The IPhone manufacturer invited Hollywood stars, including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner and director JJ Abrams, to participate, one of the people said.
"The video service is similar to Amazon.com Inc.'s Prime Video and Netflix Inc. products, and will include TV shows and movies, either purchased or funded by Apple," Sakoui and Gurman. "The paid service will start the summer, the people said."
"The company's premium news service will be integrated into the Apple News app, allowing consumers to subscribe to a bundle of titles for a monthly fee," Sakoui and Gurman report. "BuzzFeed previously reported that the news subscription service should start March 25."
"Apple has been working on streaming services for a number of years," Sakoui and Gurman report. "The content is likely to be integrated into Apple's TV app on iPhone, iPads and Apple TV, launched in 201
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MacDailyNews Take: Not so long to wait now ("April" or "in the summer") – and much better than having to wait until the fall that we have long feared would be the case!
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