Just hours after the dates of Apple's 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference were reported, details of another Apple event have been revealed. On Tuesday, sources told BuzzFeed News that Apple is planning to hold its first event on March 25 at Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. The focus of the event will be the subscription news service that has made headlines all day today.
BuzzFeeds sources say the event will be around Apple's subscription services, but will not confirm or deny whether there will be any news about the television service rumored to launch this year. Apple is preparing for an April launch, which would make this event one of the last opportunities to discuss it publicly.
While Apple has often hosted march events in recent years, BuzzFeed warns that the backlash to Apple's revenue section is offering publishers, there's a chance that the event could be pushed back. For those who missed it, Wall Street Journal reported today that Apple wants to keep 50% of the subscription revenue from the "Netflix for News" service, which it was unnecessary to say was well received by potential partners.
When it comes to hardware, it doesn't sound like we should expect to see the successor to AirPods, the updated iPad mini, the much-anticipated AirPower charger or anything else of substance in the March event. That's not to say that their absence is guaranteed, but BuzzFeeds sources don't think we'll see any hardware announcements next month. Apple has not yet commented on the report, but we will be looking for an official confirmation.