Saturday, 23 February, 2019

Apple in talks to create "Netflix for news" subscription service

Apple Air Pods 2 changes are on the inside not outside Apple's Holding a Surprise Event on March 25, Here's What to Expect
Melody Ballard | 14 February, 2019, 02:11

Apple is trying to boost its revenue from services, and its next major introduction is expected to be a paid news subscription through the Apple News app on iOS. Compared to online newspaper subscriptions and well known news sites, the cost is not unreasonable, especially by Apple's pricing standards.

From a timing perspective, it seems entirely possible that Apple finally gives the world a look at its video service at its upcoming event, rumored to be happening at the end of March.

Apple News is a service for Apple devices that delivers current news curated by editors with some level of personalization.

"Apple has settled on a date for its first big product announcement of 2019".

We spoke to expert analyst Dan Ives, of Wedbush Securities, who said he thinks rumors of a news service launch are true - but fresh gadgets could also be on the way soon.

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Amazon Prime Video and Hulu are both services with a similar offering, letting subscribers customize their package by adding additional premium channels to the video catalog each offers. Apple is looking to partner with publishers on a subscription news service that would allow readers to pay around $10 (about R137) per month to read content that is usually paywalled, but Apple's proposed 50% revenue split with publishers has not gone over well, according to the Journal.

The earliest event the company held was back in 2011, on March 2, so Apple has lots of time to cram in a product unveiling next month.

Also, if the March 25 event turns out to be subscription-focused, it isn't clear when new hardware will make an appearance. Apple will also apparently unveil a 2019 iPad at the same time, as well as the long-awaited AirPower charging mat.

Apple declined to comment on or confirm a March 25 event. However, the company has been butting heads with publishers over monetary details-Apple reportedly wants to keep 50 percent of subscription revenue from the service.

It is worth noting that the report does suggest the company may change its plans if it can't nail down negotiations with publishers.

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