Global tech and media giant Apple has set a launch date and price point for its upcoming subscription streaming service, Apple TV+. Series slated for Apple TV+ include a drama about a broadcast morning show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. If you buy an iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac, you will also get one year of Apple TV+ subscription for free. Unlike some of the other gaming subscription services, Apple Arcade isn't streaming based - you'll download games from its library directly to your Apple device, and they will be playable online and offline.
On Tuesday at its big event in Cupertino, Calif., Apple gave some answers.
Apple TV+ also got given a firm release date: 1 November.
The Apple Arcade users will be privy to new games every month, personalized editorial content like game guides and sneak peek into new exciting games.
The group said the new iPad, its most affordable yet, is available to order from today and will be in stores starting Monday, September 30.
Apple TV+ is coming to screens on November 1, with a surprisingly low price of just $4.99 - undercutting competitors in the process.
Apple is also introducing a new Apple Research app that lets users sign up for studies and a Compass app for gauging location.
The new devices include updated camera software and hardware as well as machine learning features to take better pictures, Apple said.
The new strategy comes as iPhone sales have declined year-over-year for the past two fiscal quarters and investors are fixed on the growth potential for services. It was previously announced that the streamer would also be ad-free.
Apple Arcade gaming service will feature over 100 new and exclusive games from game developers like Konami, Capcom and Annapurna Interactive, and more. At launch, most Apple TV+ series will premiere with three episodes, with one new episode to roll out each week - much like Disney+ recently announced, while full seasons of some series will be available all at once, i.e., the Netflix method.