Apple took to the stage for a different kind of event today. It was all about services, where they announced Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Games Arcade.
APPLE GAMES ARCADE
Apple Games Arcade will be on Macs/iPhones/iPads and TVs when it launches later this year. It will have 100+ exclusive games when it launches including the likes of Little Orpheus (Sumo Digital), The Artful Escape (Annapurna Interactive), Lego Brawls (LEGO), Sonic Racing (SEGA), Sayonara Wild Hearts (Annapurna) and Beyond a Steel Sky (Revolution Software).
Apple finally lifted the lid off their premium subscription TV service. As previously rumoured, it will launch later this year in over 100 countries and feature shows from the likes of Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrahams, Ron Howard.
The shows will feature actors such as Reece Witherspoon, Jennifer Anniston, Steve Carell (The Morning Show), Jason Momoa (See), Kumail Nanjiani (Little America), Sesame Street (Helpers), Sara Bareilles (Little Voice) and Oprah Winfrey will be bringing a bunch of new shows to the platform.
APPLE CREDIT CARD
Apple Card will have no fees and lower interest rates than common credit cards. It’s designed to be kept in your phone, where you’ll be able to easily keep track of spendings and see an easy to read graph that allows you to figure out how much you need to pay in order to not pay any interest.
There’s also a new point system called ‘Daily Cash’ which will give you back 2% on any purchase using Apple Card.
If you’re after a physical card, Apple is designing a titanium last-etched Credit Card that has nothing but your name on it.
Apple Card is only coming to the US so far, but it’s likely we’ll see it in Australia at some point in the next 12 months.
Apple News Plus is $10 USD a month service, which will give you access to a number of magazines from around the globe from premium publishers such as TIME, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, The Wall Street Journal, People and more. It’s not available in Australia yet, but should be on the way.