Many were surprised that Apple launched several products (iPad Air and mini, iMacs and AirPods) last week when it had already scheduled a special event for tomorrow, the 25th.
Well, aside from the slightest chance that we will see even more hardware being announced in the keynote, Apple was expected to use the presentation all the time to detail two of its new services: one from streaming of video (which should have two strands) and one of subscription of periodicals (magazines, newspapers, etc.).
If you still find 1h30-2h of event too long for just these two services, the Bloomberg believe that actually will be three presented tomorrow and the third would be precisely the Apple's “Netflix of Games”, which popped up a few months ago and even gained a concept created by a reader of ours.
The revenue from the new service would be very similar to the others: for a monthly fee, the user would have unrestricted access to a collection of games for iPads / iPhones and, perhaps, also Macs.
According to details obtained by Bloombergnot include Apple in the games package Freemium the ones you get free of charge but then need to pay for internal things. Only paid games would enter it, and developers would be paid according to the time each subscriber spent on their titles.
However, even if the news is announced tomorrow, it is unlikely to be ready for use. It is believed that at least one or more of these new services are actually only released here in the middle of the year or end of the third quarter. We'll see.
The Secrets of “Apple Video”
In parallel to all this, even already closing some agreements for its new streaming From video, Apple has been trying to keep almost all the details about it behind the curtains.
According to a new report from Washington postEven partners who have already signed up with Apple and Hollywood executives who are working with Apple do not know exactly how the company's proprietary and third-party content distribution system works.
One source, for example, quotes that he heard the possibility of users who paid for the plan AppleCare have access to at least part of this content for free.
AppleCare, moreover, could be an important part of a future signature package commonly referred to as "Apple Prime." The idea would be for the consumer to pay a single monthly Ma fee and have storage space on iCloud, Apple Music, "Apple Video", "Apple News" and perhaps also this "Apple Games".