Apple at the presentation on March 25 presented a number of its own services: the streaming service of TV+, a subscription service on a periodic News press+, a service for games Apple Arcada and service for online banking is the virtual Bank card Apple Card. The presentation was held in the theatre of Steve jobs at the headquarters of the company in Cupertino, a video of the presentation available on the account of Apple in the YouTube.
Streaming service AppleTV+ will be available in more than 100 countries by the autumn of this year. To be on it own movies and TV shows, the company – in particular, during the presentation of the scene was made by Steven Spielberg, Jason Momoa, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carrell, and other actors and Directors who worked on them. Oprah Winfrey announced plans to release on the platform two documentaries. About subscription types, and price them during the presentation are not mentioned.
The company also revealed an updated Apple TV with subscriptions to various channels, and confirmed that it will soon be available on the Mac. The app now has a separate paid subscription on some services and channels, including Hulu and Amazon.
Subscription service to periodicals Apple News+ has already been called “iTunes for news”; it works by analogy with such services subscriptions like Netflix and Spotify, allow you to subscribe to over 300 magazines and Newspapers for only $9.99 per month; it also available features family subscription, archive browsing and “alive” (animated) covers. To create a service featured on many news outlets and publishing houses; for the United States and Canada the service will be available today, but in Europe and Australia appear only in the fall.
Service Apple Arcada will provide the opportunity to subscribe to a collection of more than 100 games from independent developers and major studios; the company has promised that will carefully select the games for service – without pay-to-win (active Donat, otherwise in-app purchase), and tracking of advertising. Like most other services, presented on March 25, it will be available in the autumn and will appear in more than 150 countries. Details about the subscription price and the range of games is promised at a later date.
Finally, the company introduced its own virtual Bank card Apple Card. To use it to register app Apple Wallet; the company promises no fees or commissions for use of the card and 3% cashback for all purchases. Apple’s partner made Bank and Goldman Sachs payment system MasterCard. For countries where no acts ApplePay, have a physical version of the card is made of titanium and with the name of the owner.