Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, And Apple TV+: Everything You Need To Know

Apple TV+

At long last, Apple (AAPL) on Monday announced its new TV streaming service, Apple TV+, which will become a destination for some of the best and most exciting streaming video content when it launches later this year.

Before Apple announced Apple TV+, it unveiled plans to continue eating the world, one industry at a time. Here’s everything you need to know about Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+.

Apple News+

Apple kicked off its event by announcing Apple News+, which brings more than 300 magazines (including The New Yorker, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, and Vogue), newspapers (like The Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times), and premium online publications (like Vulture and theSkimm) to the Apple News app.

Note: The Verge reports that the Wall Street Journal will only provide “a specially curated collection of general interest news from The Wall Street Journal” to Apple News Plus subscribers, and seems to exclude the WSJ’s business reporting and analysis.

The core functionality of the Apple News app — curated selections of the day’s top news by Apple’s editors — is not going away or changing. That will still be free. Access to the new publications will cost $9.99 per month. Apple noted that subscribing to every publication included in News+ would cost more than $8,000 per year, so if you love good writing and reporting, the value is there.

The News+ features will be baked into the existing Apple News app and add new features, like live covers. An Apple News+ subscription can be shared with your entire family, and advertisers cannot track you based on what you read; Apple says, “What you read in Apple News will not follow you across the web.”

Apple Card

This is a big one. Apple has partnered with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard for Apple Card, a new credit card that Apple promises will be easy to use and will have no fees, low interest rates, and better rewards (which Apple calls “Daily Cash”).

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Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, ...

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