Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard at a special Apple event

Bloomberg: Apple TV + could be released in November for $ 10 / month

Speculation about some of Apple’s new services leavened yesterday and has grown everywhere. As we reported, the tests of the Apple Arcade were released to company employees, allowing the developer Guilherme Rambo to reveal some information about the game service, including its price.

On the same day, Bloomberg released a report on another prosperous company service: the Apple TV +. More than trailers and news, the site pointed to a likely launch window for the streaming video, in addition to suggesting the monthly subscription fee for the service. In this sense, Apple TV + is likely to be launched in November and cost $ 10 monthly.

Apple itself has not yet provided any information that could indicate the value of the service; however, if the value suggested by Bloomberg confirmed soon, Apple TV + is certain to cost a little more than the $ 7 Disney + (which will be launched in Brazil between 2020/2021) and right in the middle of several plans offered by rivals of the Apple service, such as Hulu (available in the United States only) and Netflix.

THE Bloomberg also noted the possibility that Apple could offer a free trial period of the service, but did not specify how long users would be able to enjoy it. Apple Music currently offers a three-month trial period, while Apple Arcade is likely to offer only a free month.

As for the launch of original content at the beginning of the Apple TV + offer, it is possible that the company is preparing to make available the first seasons of five new series. Are they:

  • “The Morning Show”, with Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell;
  • “Amazing Stories”, by Steven Spielberg;
  • “See”, with Jason Momoa;
  • “Truth Be Told”, with Octavia Spencer;
  • And a series of documentaries called “Home”.

Investments in Apple TV + already total $ 6 billion!

Of course, a service of the magnitude of the Apple TV + requires an investment worthy, especially when it comes to something that is created by Apple.

Thinking about it, the Financial Times announced yesterday that the Cupertino giant has already disbursed more than $ 6 billion on original TV shows and movies for its platform – a figure 6x higher than that initially released, at $ 1 billion.

In fact, it is not difficult to imagine that Apple invested that amount in its catalog of original productions; last July, we commented that the company would be spending about $ 15 million by series episode “See” – equivalent to the budget of each episode of the last season of “Game of Thrones”, from HBO.

Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard at a special Apple eventJason Momoa and Alfre Woodard.

Numerically, the company still lags behind other giants in the industry that are investing real fortunes in content. Netflix, for example, will pay around $ 15 billion this year, but there is a catch: apparently, Apple is offering more “generous” payment terms to guarantee the offer of attractive programs, that is, the company is paying more for the production process, in favor of quality.

So with the Bloomberg, The Financial Times it also suggests that Apple TV + should be launched in November – before Disney + lands on November 12 in the US, Canada and the Netherlands. We’ll see.

via MacRumors, 9to5Mac