Although we heard reports that Apple has delayed the launch of their free streaming service until 2020, it looks like that rumor may have been premature. Or, Apple is getting ahead of things. Either way, invitations have gone out saying “It’s Showtime,” for a an even March 25th. And we’re betting it’ll be all about the new streaming service.
Apple Event, March 25, 2019. 10am PDT. Steve Jobs Theater, Cupertino California.
It’s show time! pic.twitter.com/b0IhYj7GHs
— Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) March 11, 2019
Another possibility is that Apple may also be announcing their new News Service as well, but using the term “showtime” for an information based service doesn’t seem to work. That’s why I’m thinking we’re finally going to get a launch date for the streaming service, or at least announcements of what shows are going to be available at the launch.
Already we know that Battlestar Galactica producer Ronald D. Moore is developing a series based on the question “what if the space race never ended?” There’s also going to be shows produced by Steven Spielberg, Francis Lawrence, Jon M. Chu and Damien Chazelle. In addition, stars like Steve Carrell, Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Jennifer Garner are also believed to be in attendance. So there’s going to be plenty of content to talk about when Apple announces their streaming service.
The most interesting feature of said service is that Apple is going to make it free to all Apple users. All you will need to enjoy the service is an Apple product like Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad. The business model aims at steering more users into the Apple Eco System, where they will be more likely to buy hardware and software services like apps.
But also look for Apple to tout its News service, which will be $9.99 a month and will offer unlimited access to magazines and paywalled content from The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times. I also expect we’ll hear more about the latest iOS 12.2 update, which will pave the way for the users to access the Service on their mobile devices.
Though they will likely not make a mention this time around, Apple is also rumored to be preparing a separate event, or will separately announce updates for new AirPods, a seventh generation iPod Touch, and the long overdue Air Power, which I think we’ll most likely see either at WWDC this summer, or in the Fall for Apple’s annual Holiday event.
On top of that, there is a great rumor going around that Apple is working on a new iPad design, which nobody has heard about until now. But any new design would also warrant the stage, but not this time around.
The Apple ShowTime event takes place March 25, 2019, at 10AM. Of course, doddleNEWS will live tweet all the details at @doddleNEWS. So stay tuned.