Everything You Missed From The Latest Apple Unveiling

Lynne Versluys 25 Mar 2019

Another quarter, another massive Apple Event — this time around, the tech giant has annouced significantly more services than we're used to. But nobody's complaining — from streaming original content, to credit cards, Apple is ready to take on a new chapter.

The Latest Apple Event

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For its​ biannual Event on March 25th, Apple unveiled an extensive line of new and expanded services. On top of Apple News+, an extension of Apple Pay, a streamlining TV app, and Apple Arcade, the tech giant announced Apple TV+, a new subscription television service.

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The Future Of Streaming?

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The newly reconfigured Apple TV app will bring all of your different streaming services together into one place, allowing you to bundle the services you want. Apple’s Peter Stern explained:

"For some of us, the big bundle is more than we need, so we designed a new TV experience where you can pay for only the channels you want all in one app. Watch everything on-demand and ad-free."

The streaming service will also bundle in cablers like HBO and Showtime, along with partners including Playstation, Amazon Prime Video, and DirecTV.

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Apple TV+

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Apple TV+ is a direct competitor to current streaming giants like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, and Apple is bringing out the big guns to get it going. The service doesn't launch until the fall, but it's never too soon to start getting excited.

A monthly subscription price hasn't been announced yet, but Apple TV+ will bring together huge Hollywood names to create original content and film. Sure, Netflix is huge, but do they have Oprah and Spielberg on board?

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Huge Stars Involved

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A few projects have already been announced, like The Morning Show, starring Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, and Steve Carell.

J.J. Abrams, Octavia Spencer, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu, Sara Bareilles, and Chris Evans are all involved in upcoming projects for Apple TV+ as well.

Oprah Winfrey announced the release of two documentaries on the platform, with plans to build "the biggest, most vibrant, most stimulating book club on the planet," through Apple TV+ livestreaming alongside prominent authors.

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Interesting Projects

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Steven Spielberg, notorious Netflix detractor, is also getting a leg up into the streaming game by rebooting the series Amazing Stories for the service.

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are also working on an anthology about the American immigrant experience with Little America.

Aside from television and film projects, Apple also announced the Apple Card, a credit card that takes aim at "lower interest rates, simpler applications, no fees, and better rewards." The card will be available through the Apple Wallet app, and come as a physical card.

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A Lot To Take In

With this new announcement, there is a lot of content coming our way, so best start preparing now.

Also, Apple? Thanks for all of this stuff that you've got on the horizon, but can you do us all a solid and fix the real issue:

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