Long-awaited video service expected from Apple on Monday

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The streaming service will apparently included content from Showtime, HBO and Starz at launch, these are expected to be included in the $9.99 a month fee.

While Apple plans to spend $2 billion on original shows this year and has hired Hollywood veterans to oversee them, it is unlikely to take on Netflix or Amazon directly by including libraries of older shows.

Apple is expected to announce Monday that it's launching a video service that could compete with Netflix, Amazon and cable TV itself.

iOS 12.2: Apple is expected to announce the iOS 12.2, which is being tested in beta right now. However, there is news circulating that the Apple Stores and Apple Service Centers can solve the issue without the involvement of any party. That is still cheaper than the respective prices for these channels, so there is some incentive to use Apple's new service instead of subscribing to the channels individually.

Apple's special event kicks off at 10AM PDT/1PM EDT on March 25th.

Today, Apple will be hosting its first big product event of 2019, which the company is calling "It's Show Time".

The event, to be hosted at the Steve Jobs theatre on campus, will herald a new era for the iPhone maker as it enters the fast-growing global content streaming market.

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Martin said in a research note Apple can count on 900 million people with at least one Apple device to feed this ecosystem of services which includes Apple Pay, music and other digital content.

That marked growth of almost 50% for the service launched in 2008 by the major TV and film studios to compete with Netflix. It now offers Apple Music, and if the reports are correct, it will soon offer a news reading service and television platform as well.

It's not a genuine livestream, of course, but Apple should be given props for making it look like one. According to Recode, Apple wanted to launch an Amazon Channels-type of service to allow you to manage your subscriptions to services like HBO NOW using your Apple ID.

A speculative eye has been given to any new financial offer from Apple.

"Apple's access to more than 900 million unique users globally, majority among the wealthiest individuals in the world, plus its culture of creating hardware and services with proven commercial appeal makes it well-positioned".

Since Apple bought Texture, a digital magazine subscription service past year, it's been assumed that the company would adopt its model for a news product.

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