Apple announced the renewal of iMacs, iPads and AirPods. The very next week, at an Apple Event, this Monday, the company made another announcement. There will be many new services offered.
One of them is Apple TV+. This will likely cost about $10, like Netflix, but it is much more extensive. It is meant to replace traditional cable in a wireless way that is customizable. It will be a subscription service for series, movies, documentaries and originals, with the potential to add channels like HBO, SHOWTIME, Starz and various sports channels and rental content. Steven Spielberg is the image of Apple TV+ and it will include a science fiction series called Amazing Stories which is linked to him. Oprah Winfrey, Steve Carell, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are associated with the shows. “The Morning Show” with Carell is one of the shows we’re looking forward to. There will also be a teen drama and an exclusive Sesame Street program for kids. There will not be ads. It will be available in May on iOS, tvOS and Samsung smart TV.
Another of the services is Apple Arcade. This will give access to over 100 original games from large and independent studios, which will all be free of advertising and in-app purchases. They will be available, including offline, on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV.