Yesterday I posted on the latest iPad Mini rumors and said that the more reports are coming, the closer we get to an announcement event. Today, BuzzFeed reported that Apple's spring event will take place March 25, which appears to rise with the dates of spring events over the past two years. This is also synchronized with rumors that new hardware will be available on March 29.
So a month and a half is not that bad to wait for new Apple hardware. Based on all the latest rumors, this should include the aforementioned iPad Mini, an iPad with an updated design and display and HOPEFULLY AirPower and new AirPods. There is a lot of pretty busy demand for the last item, so hopefully Apple will finally deliver the items. I know I'm very ready for a new couple.
It seems that hardware will not be the only focus on this upcoming event. For a little story, two years ago, Apple used a march event to introduce the new iPad design in 201
This year, it seems that Apple will use this event to debut its long-reported new premium news service. This should include content from several paid sources, as well as full integration of the Texture magazine service Apple purchased last year. According to BuzzFeed, this should cost about $ 10 per month, equivalent to Apple Music.
It remains to be seen how this offer pans, as there is always drama when Apple is involved. The rumor is that publishers are dissatisfied with the terms of this agreement because Apple wants to pocket up to 50% of the $ 10 per month price. Moreover, Apple will not hand over user data to publishers because of its hardline attitude to privacy.
Hopefully, 50% is just a bargaining position for Apple. If not, this service may end up with DOA. They must have content to get off the ground, so publishers who stay away from version one would be a big problem. Expect Apple to end up somewhere near 30-35% instead of 50%, and for deals with several big boys of print media to finish.
Whatever happens, it is good to see event dates starting to appear and emitting hardware rumors being picked up. That's the best sign that something is coming soon. Hopefully we get some good news that Apple is lowering its percentage and coming to some major news publishers soon.