Apple Reportedly Plans Event for 25 March, May Launch News Service

Apple is reportedly planning an event on 25 March to launch its paid news subscription service.

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Apple is reportedly planning an event on 25 March to launch its paid news subscription service, a Buzzfeed report suggests.

The event will most probably see Apple announce the services business, hence, it is unlikely that we will see any new products from the company in the March event. The event could, however, give us a first look at Apple's streaming service, which is also rumoured to land in the first half of the year.

Apple, for the past few years, has been teasing its iPad in the month of March itself. The previous iPad (9.7-inch) was also launched on 27 March 2018.

The company has not sent out formal invites yet. However, Buzfeed reported that the event will take place on 25 March at the Steve Jobs Theater on its Apple Park campus.

Some other Apple products that are also expected to launch this year are the new AirPods or the new iPad Mini or the AirPower wireless charging dock.

Apple is said to be going all out on subscription based services like news and its upcoming TV streaming service. This is being seen as a plan to focus on selling paid services, after a slump in iPhone sales in 2018.

Interestingly, another report says that many new publishers are ready to walk away from partnering with Apple, after being asked to pay 50 percent of the revenues to the Cupertino-based giant when the news service launches later this year.

(With inputs from Buzzfeed)

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