Apple says ‘it’s show time’ March 25

'It's show time': Apple confirms launch event on March 25

Apple has confirmed that it will hold an event on 25 March, where it's expected to announce its new TV streaming offering.

As for the Apple News subscription service, reports point to Apple charging customers $9.99/month for it and giving them access to content from major publications and magazines. This certainly means that the company would be launching its much-rumoured subscription services for video and news.

Apple did not specify the event's focus in its invitation and gave a single - line description: "It's time to show".

Apple is also in discussions with HBO, part of AT&T Inc-owned WarnerMedia, to become part of the service and it could yet make it in time for the launch, according to a person familiar with the matter.

For two years Apple has been signing up the best talent, including Sony Pictures' Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, and greenlighting dramas, comedies, thrillers and sci-fi series with top names from Steve Carell to Jennifer Aniston, as it looks to make a mark in the TV streaming industry.

Apple has been snapping up talent all over the place to build its rival to Netflix and Hulu, including the likes of Reese Witherspoon, M Night Shyamalan, Oprah Winfrey and Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi.

It's not yet clear which news sites will be included, as Apple is said to be still negotiating financial terms with some news sites.

We'll find out more on Monday, March 25 with the event taking place at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino from 10am local time - 5pm GMT. But an iPad with a 10.5-inch screen would probably have a design similar to the 2017 iPad Pros.

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