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The new $9.99/month magazine subscription service, Apple News+, builds on the company's acquisition of the Texture digital subscription service a year ago.

If accurate, this would suggest that all Apple has succeeded in doing is providing standardized pricing for third-party content providers, and while this would be a price drop in some cases (although it's $1/month more for Starz), it definitely won't make Apple's new streaming service almost as appealing as many have hoped.

Apple also said it will launch a subscription service for games this year. Pricing was not announced.

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars helped roll out Apple's new TV streaming service this morning.

The company also introduced Apple Arcade, a game subscription service that will work on phones, tablets and desktop computers and include games from a range of developers. The deposits are made daily, and the reward goes up to 3% for purchases of Apple products and down to 1% for purchases made with the physical card.

Apple Arcade games can not collect any data about you without your consent.

Cook announced that magazines would be coming to Apple News, the number one News App. Apple is likely considering popular paid titles on the App Store and would exclude titles that are free to download but generate revenue via in-app purchases. It can be used worldwide from the Wallet app, revolutionizing credit card use and taking the next step in Apple's technological takeover.

Apple enters video streaming, updates news, game and payment apps
Apple Reveals "Apple Arcade" Game Subscription Service

Apple is partnering with Goldman Sachs to make its own credit card due out this summer - no plastic required.

That sets it apart from other places people read news, such as Facebook and Google.

In total, there will be more than 300 magazine offerings inside Apple News+ at launch, Roger Rosner, Apple's VP of applications said during the announcement.

The Wall Street Journal has published a detailed look at what it expects to see from Apple's event, challenging some of the assumptions that had previously been reported.

By highlighting services that run on its 1.4 billion consumer devices, rather than the devices themselves, Apple's strategy change is a momentous shift in emphasis under Chief Executive Tim Cook, who succeeded the late Steve Jobs in 2011.

The Apple original shows are expected to be offered alongside the option to subscribe to content from Viacom Inc and Lions Gate Entertainment Corp's Starz, among others, sources have told Reuters.

The Apple News app aggregates premier news content from a variety of sources, including Global News, for iOS and Mac OS users.

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