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Biggest Announcements from Apple's March 2019 Event

Published on March 26th, 2019 by Duncan McClean.

On Monday, the 25th of March, Apple held a press conference to announce some big things that they've been working. We'll use this article to tell you what has been announced.

If you'd rather watch a video than read, then you can watch The Verge's 7 minute roundup of the event.

Apple News+

Apple announced they are launching a $9.99 monthly subscription for those who want to keep themselves up-to-date with the latest news.

The price will include family sharing, meaning your whole family can keep up to date with the latest news whenever you are.

Apple Card

Coming this summer, Apple is releasing their own credit card. You'll need an iPhone for everything from applying for the card to actually using the card. Everything can be managed from Apple's Wallet app.

The card generates new security codes every time you make a purchase. The card doesn't have it's own card number, signature, CVV or expiry date, however they can be generated if you need them for a website which does not yet support Apple Pay.

The card offers a two percent cash back reward, three percent for buying Apple products.

Apple Arcade

During the event, Apple unveiled a new subscription gaming service where you can pay a certain amount of money to play games across mobile, desktop and TVs.

They announced that with the new service you will be allowed to start playing on one device and pick it up later on another.

Apple have not yet disclosed a price for the service.

Apple TV

One of the big things that people have been rumouring about Apple for a few months is that they are working on a new streaming platform, like Netflix of Amazon Prime Video. Our rumours were right!

Although, the company announced the streaming service (Apple TV+), they didn't announce much programming to go along with it.

They also announced an update to Apple TV devices which will be launched this May featuring TV channels like HBO, CBS amongst others. Individual subscribers can choose which channels they wish to subscribe to - unlike traditional TV providers.

They also announced the new Apple TV stuff will be rolling out to Amazon Fire and Roku devices.

Apple did not disclose a price for the new streaming service.