Apple will host an event to unveil the new iPad mini 5 and iPad on 19 March, according to a release date leak. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple has been in talks with publishers about a subscription news service that would be a new paid tier of its existing Apple News app. Apple also recently confirmed to The Canadian Press that publishers would be able to sell subscriptions through Apple News in Canada, but declined on going into specifics.
The event will instead be services focused, with the company's new Apple News-powered subscription platform being the focal point, according to the publication.
In our estimation, taking Apple's former habits into account, that means it will host an event on the Tuesday before pre-orders open; on the aforementioned 19 March. Apple Music, for example, continues to grow at an impressive clip, with Tim Cook revealing during the company's most recent earnings conference call that the music streaming service now has upwards of 50 million subscribers.
Apple is reportedly planning a March event at its Cupertino, Calif., campus.
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It's worth noting that the absence of streaming options from entities like HBO, Netflix, and perhaps Hulu arguably hurts Apple more than anyone else given that the company would ideally like to house all popular streaming options under a unified umbrella app on iOS. Customers will reportedly pay a monthly subscription fee for access, but a new report claims Apple's alleged financial terms aren't sitting well with publishers. Headlining the gathering: That subscription news service that has been all over the news today. Apple has also used March events to introduce iPad updates for the past several years now, so there could be new hardware on deck, as well.
On the other hand, you probably shouldn't expect any physical products to be unveiled at the event. Starz, Showtime and Viacom are expected to offer subscription streaming services on Apple's platform, but these are just some of the channels that customers will be able to watch on the upcoming service.
This story originally appeared in The Sun.