Apple TV+, Apple News+,Apple Card : All you need to Know

Apple has introduced Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Card. Apple TV+ is Apple’s original video subscription service it will feature a brand-new slate of programming from the world’s most celebrated creative artists, including Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, J.J. Abrams, Jason Momoa, M. Night Shyamalan, Jon M. Chu and more.

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Apple TV app — Pay only for the service you subscribe!

Apple TV app and Apple TV channels coming in May 2019. The all-new Apple TV app can be used across iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, smart TVs and streaming devices. In Apple TV, users have the option to pay only for the service they subscribed like HBO, SHOWTIME and Starz on both offline and online. Starting from May, customers can subscribe to Apple TV channels à la carte and watch them in the Apple TV app, with no additional apps, accounts or passwords required.

Apple TV channels include popular services such as HBO, Starz, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, Smithsonian Channel, EPIX, Tastemade, Noggin and new services like MTV Hits, with more to be added over time around the world.Apple TV app is coming to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV customers in over 100 countries with a free software update this May, and to Mac this fall.

Apple News+ — Subscribers to access to over 300 publications within Apple News

Apple News

Apple News+ a new subscription service that brings together over 300 popular magazines, leading newspapers and digital publishers. Available in just US and Canada at present, Apple News+ subscribers can access current and past issues and individual articles from various magazines. In addition, Apple News+ includes The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. For US and Canada, Apple News+ is available for $9.99 and $12.99 a month respectively. Customers can sign up for a free one-month trial, and the plan automatically renews after the trial ends.

To sign up for Apple News+, customers must update to iOS 12.2 or macOS 10.14.4. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple News+ subscription. Apple News+ will be available in the UK and Australia later this year.

Apple Card

Apple Card, a new kind of credit card that is built into the Apple Wallet app on the iPhone as well as a physical credit card. The company says the Apple Card will offer a similar experience to the customer just like Apple Pay.

Those who wish to use Apple Card can sign up in the Wallet app on their iPhone and can be used in stores, in apps or online worldwide. Once you sign up the card, a unique card number is created on iPhone for Apple Card and stored safely in the device’s Secure Element, a special security chip used by Apple Pay.

Lesser interest, more privacy

Unlike credit cards, the Apple Card will transform the experience by simplifying the application process, eliminating fees, encouraging customers to pay less interest and providing a new level of privacy and security.

Daily Cash program

Apple Card also offers a clearer and more compelling rewards program than other credit cards with Daily Cash, which gives back a percentage of every purchase as cash on customers’ Apple Cash card each day. Having said that, it is now available exclusively for the US this summer.

Weekly and monthly spending summaries.

Moreover, it uses machine learning and Apple Maps to clearly label transactions with merchant names and locations. In an attempt to help customers better understand their spending, Apple Card provides weekly and monthly spending summaries.

Customers will receive a percentage of every Apple Card purchase amount back as Daily Cash. Furthermore, every time customers use Apple Card with Apple Pay, they will receive 2 percent Daily Cash. Customers will also get 3 percent Daily Cash on all purchases made directly with Apple, including at Apple Stores, on the App Store and for Apple services.

On the other hand, there are no fees associated with Apple Card like no annual, late, international or over-the-limit fees. It also shows a range of payment options and calculates the interest cost on different payment amounts in real time.

Collaboration with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard

To give users a better experience, Apple is partnering with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard to provide the support of an issuing bank and global payments network. Apple has also designed a titanium Apple Card for shopping at locations where Apple Pay is not accepted yet. With no card number, CVV security code, expiration date or signature on the card, Apple says that Apple Card is more secure than any other physical credit card.

Apple Card will be available to qualified customers in the US in summer


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