Just after a week, Google announced its cloud-based gaming service Google Stadia to be launched at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), Apple has also announced a couple of amazing products and services including Apple Card, Apple Arcade, Apple News Plus, and Apple TV Channels etc. at the Apple Special Event 2019. What makes Apple services more exciting is its privacy criteria. Apple has promised not to share the consumers’ behavior and interests with marketers and will provide ad-free services. This will make Apple products and services smarter and up to the mark. So, let us take a look at the biggest highlights of Apple Event 2019 here!
One of the key highlights of Apple announcements were the Apple Card. Now, Apple users can directly apply on the iPhone – much similar to what Amazon Pay offers. Upon approval, it will store the Apple Card on the wallet app, which not only gives users the control to make direct payments but also provides them with the option to view their card statements and due dates etc. The Apple Card is quite safe and secure as users will not need to enter their credit card number, CWW or signature in order to make the payments. However, users – if they want to – can link their credit cards too. Another thing that makes the Apple Card handier is its ability to track down the statements using tags locations and even retailers, which will help users remind their transactions.
“You can have this card in your iPhones or you can order a Apple‑designed titanium card anywhere in the world.”
Everything you buy gets different categories( such as food & Drinks, entertainment and shopping) and colour, You can also see what day of the month you spent most of the money and on what products, even Apple card give you a report on your monthly expenses on different products at different places.
When you purchase something using Apple Card, you get a percentage of your purchase back in Daily cash. Not a month from now, but daily. There’s no limit to how much you’ll get. And it goes right onto your Apple cash card, therefore you can use it just like cash.
In this era of high- end mobile gaming services, Apple iPhones have never been a priority for game lovers. However, Apple’s new attempt of Apple Arcade gaming subscription services might bring some changes to its ranking in gamers’ list in the future. Though Apple’s version of gaming services is quite different from what Google has been offering with its Stadia. With Apple Arcade, users can subscribe to their favorite games that are already available on the App Store. The company will provide Apple users with access to over 100 games via its Apple Arcade subscription service. However, Apple has not revealed the subscription fee as of now. With Apple Arcade, users will have the option to play their favourite games across all Apple devices such as Apple iPhone, of course, and Apple TVs, Apple iPads and Apple MacBook etc.
Apple Arcade will be available by this fall said by the company
Apple TV Channels
Another announcement at Apple March Event 2019 that made headlines around the globe is the arrival of Apple TV Channels. Apple, now, gives its users the opportunity to sign into a number of popular TV channels such as HBO, CBS, Showtime, PBS and Starz etc. In a nutshell, now the Apple users can subscribe to a single Apple TV Channels package to watch multiple channels. This will reduce the cost of the overpriced TV channel packages provided by the various cable companies. However, the company has not revealed the subscription fee of the Apple TV Channels yet.
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV Plus, became the icing on the cake for the company as Apple will provide its users with the option to watch the original content. Though Apple has not revealed much about the Apple TV Plus Package; however, some famous celebrities including Alfre Woodard, Jason Momoa, Kumail Nanjiani, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Sesame Street’s Big Bird, Steve Carell, and Steven Spielberg etc. will host the Apple TV Plus shows.
Apple News Plus
The last but surely not the least in the list of biggest Apple Event 2019 announcements is the Apple News Plus. The Apple News Plus service will allow Apple users to access over 300 magazines that will have a new animated and attractive live cover presentation. These magazines will include some new age digital and traditional options as well. Users can also download these magazines for offline reading. The Apple News Plus will also recommend its users with similar content based on their interests even if it lies in any other category that users usually do not read. Apple has focused on the privacy of its users, especially those who this app, and ensured that advisers cannot access the users’ data. This means, users’ interests, and readings will not be tracked by marketers.
Apple News plus is free for users for the first month. and then they’ll charge 9.99$ per month.