As expected, today (September 10) Tim Cook took the stage of the Steve Jobs Theater (Auditorium inside Apple Park, the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California) to present some news!
Incidentally, because of the amount of news, Cook did not even want to recap some numbers that the company traditionally makes before introducing the first release. And the first subject of the day was the Apple Arcade, the company's gaming platform.
The game service will be released soon on the App Store. There will be over 100 exclusive titles for iPhones, iPads, Macs and Apple TVs all accessible for a monthly subscription.
New games will be released monthly, and all very well detailed / explained on special pages, editorials, trailers, etc. To show some of what we might expect from the service, several Apple partners (such as Konami, CAPCOM, Gameloft, Sega, Bandai Namco, Ubisoft, Square Enix and others) took the stage to showcase their creations.
The Apple Arcade release happens in September 19, costing only $ 5 per month. Users will still have 1 full month, free, to try the service. The gaming platform will simultaneously reach more than 150 countries and regions, including the Brazil The price in reais was not commented, of course, but should be around $ 18.90.
Update: the monthly fee in Brazil is only $ 9.90!
Apple TV +
With Apple TV +, your streaming Apple wants to bring together the best stories from the best filmmakers, such as “For All Mankind”, Dickinson and “The Morning Show”. Cook commented that the trailers for these series have been viewed more than 100 million times, which shows some of the public's expectation.
During the event, Apple showed a new series trailer "SEE", with Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, which takes place hundreds of years ahead in the future, in a world where everyone is blind.
The Apple TV + release is scheduled for November 1st and, like Apple Arcade, reach more than 100 countries and regions (including the Brazil). New series will be added monthly to the service. The price? $ 5 a month (or $ 9.90 here), and the whole family if you have Family Sharing enabled can use the service.
But it gets even better: whoever buys a new Apple product (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple TV) gets a year's free subscription! 🥳
The service can be accessed via the web at tv.apple (compatible with Safari, Chrome and Firefox), and will eventually also reach Samsung, LG, Sony and VIZIO Smart TVs, as well as set top boxes Amazon Fire TV and Roku. It will obviously be on all Apple's own platforms.