Apple sets launch of streaming, gaming services

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple TV Plus and Apple Arcade will launch for $4.99 on November 1st and September 19th, respectively, but the company isn’t giving people a chance to subscribe to everything as part of a packaged deal. CEO Tim Cook didn't mention anything about a potential subscription bundle for the company’s various services in the future, either. Despite a probable interest from customers in both Apple’s Arcade and TV Plus services, alongside Apple Music and Apple News Plus, there’s no way to integrate all of that into one account — short of paying for everything at full price. An Apple services bundle would make a lot of sense, especially considering its competitors like Disney and Amazon are offering customers their own bundles. Disney will offer... Continue reading…

Apple sets launch of streaming, gaming services

Apple set launch dates Tuesday for its original video offering, Apple TV+, and its game subscription service as the tech giant ramped up efforts to reduce its dependence on the iPhone.

Tue 10 Sep 19 from TechXplore

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Mon 16 Sep 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Mon 16 Sep 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

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Mon 16 Sep 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Barring Android, Apple Arcade 'exclusives' can still appear on other gaming platforms

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Fri 13 Sep 19 from Techspot

Nintendo Switch changed my life. Apple Arcade may do the same - CNET

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Thu 12 Sep 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

'Sayonara Wild Hearts' hits PS4 and Switch the same day as Apple Arcade

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Wed 11 Sep 19 from Engadget

Apple Arcade is a tough sell, despite its low price

At last, Apple has put a price on Apple Arcade, its video game subscription service. Five bucks per month? At first blush, that seems like a pretty good deal for a curated library of ...

Wed 11 Sep 19 from Engadget

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