Here’s a quick round up of the Apple event. Subscription services and credit cards and things done before, but most likely better.
They released Apple Pay so you didn’t need a credit card, now, pulling a reverse Google Wallet, they are releasing a credit card through Mastercard so you don’t need your phone to Apple Pay. It’s made out of titanium so good luck when someone is asked to cut it.
Apple TV+ and News+ have been announced now that Google+ is leaving.
TV+ appears to include yet another streaming service (aka death by $10,) and is associated with 34 different productions according to CNBC’s article. All channel content will be in Apple’s format, not the individual channel. Oprah will be there.
News+ includes some magazine content. $10.
Apple Arcade will be rolling out and include access to over 100 games that do not require an internet connection. My guess is they will include premium content and probably will cost about $10. This looks a little like Amazon’s Freetime.[CNBC | The Verge | Apple Insider]