A new report says that Apple is talking to people like the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal about delivering content for an upcoming subscription service – possibly a Netflix for magazines and newspapers.
If reported by RecodeApple managers are busy preparing the big newspapers to launch a new service at a given time in 2019. Apple has already implemented part of the plan: it picked up Texture, giving users access to more than 200 magazines for a fixed monthly fee of $ 9.99, earlier this year.
Now newspapers can be added to the mix, and based on previous rumorsalso music and television content would be thrown into it. Next year, you might pay Apple a monthly fee for everything you want to watch, listen and read.
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However, this has not yet been confirmed by Apple. Recode says the newspapers themselves are worried about damaging their own subscription services – all three titles that Apple says speak to have a certain pay wall.
That said, the 1.3 billion active Apple devices currently used all over the world provide an attractive large market that the newspapers can use. It remains to be seen whether Apple can do these deals before the planned launch of the service next year, and Apple itself refused to comment on speculation.
We will probably not hear about the proposed new subscription service at Apple & # 39; s event next Wednesday, September 12, which will focus on on the 2018 iPhones. An announcement at WWDC 2019 in June is much more likely.