Apple will reportedly make a big announcement on March 25th

Apple will reportedly make a big announcement on March 25th
Apple iPhone 7 & 7 Plus

Earlier today, a rather sketchy report suggested Apple was preparing a mid-March hardware event that would precede the release of a variety of products. According to Buzzfeed, though, this isn’t the case.

Revealed in their latest report, it seems the Silicon Valley-based firm is actually preparing a subscription-focused event that will see Apple launch at least one new service.

Sources familiar with the matter have suggested that the primary focus will be the company’s long-rumored news subscription service. Previous reports have stated that it will be priced at $10 per month and will give Apple customers access to content from a variety of news outlets. However, some big names could be missing due to Apple’s agreement terms – the company allegedly hopes to keep 50% of all revenue.

There was no mention of Apple’s highly anticipated video streaming service but previous reports have pointed towards a launch in April. If true, an announcement at an Apple event in March seems extremely likely.

As to when the iPhone giant’s event will be held, Buzzfeed points towards Monday, March 25th at the Steve Jobs Theater. It also states that no hardware is to be expected. This means Apple’s new iPad & iPad Mini, AirPower charging mat, and second-gen AirPods probably won’t make an appearance.

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9 Comments

1. basher

Posts: 97; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Or how to suck more money from their users...

2. Godlymansean

Posts: 268; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

yeah... still have a 7 that works fine + free apple music through my carrier #sucked

9. basher

Posts: 97; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

Why did you bought your iPhone, then?

4. tuminatr

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

No, i read they are finally going to launch a Iphone with android

3. surethom

Posts: 1561; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Apple is greedy 50% of fees.

5. rouyal

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

If Apple is tapping into it's user base that uses Apple services, to bring new users who wouldn't otherwise subscribe to the "news outlets", 50% is still more than 0% they would have otherwise. The service could also save subscribers' money from the bundle compared to separate subs. Seems like a win-win-win.

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2235; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I am not sure I would be trusting the track record of Buzzfeed News right now...

7. alligator

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

Services are giving them a lot more profit compared to the hardware which is not selling as good as they wanted to see it. I'm sure that in few years iPhone will be not the best selling Apple product but they will focus on the services and only the users will decide if this company has to be pushed again to the top.

8. thxultra

Posts: 423; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Will be a huge flop just like the home pod. No one is going to pay $10 a month for news they can get for free.

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