File photo: A new Apple TV is displayed at an Apple Store in Los Angeles, California, October 30, 2015. (REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn)
Apple is a look at a completely new way of delivering the many digital services to customers, according to a new report.
The tech giant is currently considering whether to create a single subscription, similar to Amazon Prime, that would allow you to get access to the original TV-shows, Apple, Music, and a variety of articles in one place, is The Information of the reporting.
According to the report, Apple wants to start with the launch of a new digital news service subscriptions in 2019. The service, which would be known as a Texture, the same name of the company acquired earlier this year, would offer access to more than 200 publications. It costs only $9.99 per month.
Only after Texture launches would Apple start selling a bundle with video and music, the report says. The move would allow you to access Apple Music, the Structure and the company’s slate of original video content, in one package.
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While that sounds convincing, there are still many questions to answer. For one, there is no telling how much Apple would charge for the access to the service. Given the fact that Apple would like to charge $10 for Texture, and all the expenses that the amount for the Apple Music, adding video to the mix would eventually push the price higher. Make sure it’s not the price itself out of the market would be of crucial importance.
In addition, The Information of the sources say that Apple is not sure yet how it wants the roll-out of its programming. A source suggested the company could try releasing it for free at first and then join in the broader subscription. It is also possible for the service to change dramatically between now and sometime next year, when it launches.
When you start, and how, according to the report, is unknown.
Looking ahead, it is unclear exactly what Apple has in store for the digital subscriptions. And not surprisingly, the tech-giant is not about what it has planned. But all signs are now pointing to 2019 is an important year for Apple’s digital efforts.