Apple to announce a new subscription-focused service on March 25th

Sergio Cunningham
February 13, 2019

Among the products that are expected to be released by Apple Inc. this year are the Apple AirPods 2 and the new Air Power wireless charger.

Apple CEO Tim Cook recently teased that "new services" from Apple are coming in 2019 during an interview with CNBC's Jim Cramer. Last year, the company unveiled the iPad 6, the first-ever low-priced slate from the manufacturer to feature support for the Apple Pencil, on March 29.

Apple also reportedly wants outlets to commit to supplying news for at least a year, which has also faced resistant from publishers who would prefer a shorter commitment.

There have also been rumours that Apple is experiencing pushback from publishers regarding the upcoming news subscription platform's 50 percent revenue share, according to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal.

According to the report, the event will take place on Monday, March 25 and will be held at Apple's Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park Campus.

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He is also going to review the service in Norway since there has been some frustration because of delayed Tesla Model 3 orders. This is just a month a way, and it is uncertain if Musk himself will be the one to pull the curtains off the new auto .

The report comes hours after The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple has run into resistance during negotiations with top news publishers over the terms of its subscription news service.

Some publishers are also reportedly concerned they likely won't get access to subscriber data such as credit card information and email addresses, which can help news organizations build their customer databases. Multiple major publishers have, according to the sources, failed to sign onto the plan due in part to the financial terms; among these publishers is allegedly the New York Times and Washington Post.

This will apparently not be an event to unveil the AirPods 2, or even a new iPad mini. "On services, you will see us announce new services this year", Cook said.

It's unclear at this time how much Apple will charge for its anticipated paid news subscription, but sources have claimed that it would sit around $10/month.

This story originally appeared in The Sun.

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