Riding on services, Apple set to reinvent the iPhone

Apple-Arcade

Apple Inc. revealed on Tuesday that its streaming TV service will kick off November 1 and cost $5.99 a month in Canada, as the tech giant reaches a turning point where it focuses as much on services as its hardware and software. The subscription will only cost $4.99 per month for a family subscription, and a free one-month trail will be available. Those who purchase an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch, or Mac will get a free year of the service.

Apple Arcade features a library of over a hundred games from popular and indie developers, which aren't available on any other mobile platform or subscription service.

On Tuesday at its big event in Cupertino, Calif., Apple gave some answers.

With services, Apple generated all-time record revenue of $11.5 billion - 13 per cent growth (year-over-year).

The Apple Arcade users will be privy to new games every month, personalized editorial content like game guides and sneak peek into new exciting games.

Apple TV Plus has marked November 1 as the Canadian launch date for a selection of celebrity-stacked TV shows, movies and documentaries, kicking off what's expected to be a heated battle for subscribers.

Apple-Arcade-Chu-Chu-Rocket

Viewers can watch trailers and add Apple TV+ series and movies to Up Next on the Apple TV app, so they can be notified when the first episodes become available.

Apple is also introducing a new Apple Research app that lets users sign up for studies and a Compass app for gauging location.

At its event, Apple (AAPL) unveiled the platform's pricing, along with new devices and a show that would feature Jason Momoa, the star of "Aquaman" and "Game of Thrones".

The global revenues from streaming video services will reach $159 billion in 2024 - more than double the figure of $68 billion in 2018.

The company delivered strong growth from digital content and services that include its Apple Pay and Apple Music, along with wearables and accessories like the Apple Watch and Air Pods.

Apple is finally ready to enter the streaming wars, and its new service will cost about half as much as we thought. It'll now read messages to AirPod wearers too, with support for both Apple's new WhatsApp-like Messages app and third-party services such as WhatsApp and Messenger.

Ex-UK minister says Johnson not trying to get a Brexit deal
He won't get a snap election without two-thirds approval from Parliament, which is expected vote on Johnson's request on Monday. But France said Britain was failing to say what it wanted.

Related News:



Most liked

United States health officials urge people to stop vaping as third death reported
In addition, the agency is probing 450 cases of lung illness that may have been caused by e-cigarette use around the country. So far, the only thing that is common in these cases is the use of e-cigarettes.

Rare full moon to appear on Friday the 13th across the US
In this file photo, the Reid family harvest their wheat crop under a harvest moon near Cremona, Alta., Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. That means Friday the 13th will be extra spooky! When viewed from Los Angeles, the Full Moon will peak around 9.32pm PDT.

Canada soldiers helping to remove fallen trees after Dorian
And the huge amount of tangled debris littering streets is now making the work of utility crews that much harder. Power crews from Quebec, Ontario, Florida and ME have been called in to help.

U.K. Parliament speaker to step down
A member of parliament since 1997, he has been speaker since June 2009 and has often been a thorn in the government's side. ET) when opposition lawmakers lined up to shake the Speaker's hand, capping off an acrimonious day in Parliament.

England vs Kosovo, Euro 2020 qualifier
Going forward, England skipper Harry Kane partners Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford in leading the home side's attack. What is England vs Kosovo, Euro 2020 Qualifiers Schedule? "They have the longest unbeaten record in Europe".

LeBron James reacts to the passing of Fred McLeod
Longtime Cleveland Cavs broadcaster and Northeast Ohio native Fred McLeod passed away last evening after suffering a heart attack. Both current and former Cavs players quickly took to social media to send their respectful condolences to McLeod's family.

Saudi Arabia signals OPEC cuts to continue under new energy minister
During that period he led a team responsible for Saudi Arabia's oil strategy as well as long term Opec strategy. Crude prices have stabilized around $60 a barrel, about $20 below what the kingdom needs to balance its budget.

U.S. reportedly extracted spy from Moscow over fear of Trump spilling beans
Kommersant published a picture of a house in Virginia which it said had been bought by a man named Smolenkov in 2018. Asked to confirm whether Smolenkov was a Central Intelligence Agency agent, Peskov responded negatively.

Leaked Pixel 4 Promo Shows Off Astrophotography Mode
To remind you, Night Sight is Google's low-light photography mode, which already produces formidable photos on the Pixel 3 and 3a. The next leak on the list comes in the form of a video, more specifically, a leaked promotional video of the alleged Pixel 4 .

Hong Kong freedoms must be 'guaranteed' - Merkel
While Merkel's government has echoed US complaints, it objects to Trump's tactics, which he has also used against Europe.

Bears-Packers Week 1 opener garners impressive TV ratings
After a first quarter in which the Packers had minus-12 total yards, Rodgers said his thinking was, "It can't get any worse". A run and a pass netted zero yards, then Rodgers was sacked heavily by Roy Robertson-Harris for a 10-yard loss.

Situation of 12 PH crew of tugboat seized in Iran being monitored
The incident came as a response to the British seizure of an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar. Reports indicated that the tugboat was seized because of alleged oil smuggling.

Atlanta Falcons and Julio Jones agree to massive extension
Besides his six Pro Bowl nominations, Jones has also been named an All-Pro four times in his career. "Just so consistent. His most recent receiving title came a year ago when he had 113 catches for 1,677 yards and eight touchdowns.

Khloe Kardashian Reveals Tristan Tried To Kiss Her Post-Scandal
The pair initially started their marriage in 2016 and Kardashian declared she was pregnant with Thompson's little one in in 2017. Kim Kardashian walked over to find out what was going on and Tristan walked away before engaging with Khloe Kardashian's sister.

Island not now affected by BA pilot strike
Nearly 200,000 fliers are affected by the strike, and British Airways offered those individuals full refunds or rebooking options. Empty check-in desks stand in Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport in London , U.K., on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.