Apple Shifts More Toward Subscription Services

September 12th, 2019


Apple Shifts More Toward Subscription Services According to Slate, some analysts predict iPhone sales will decline about 15 percent in 2019. As a result, the tech giant appears to be re-evaluating its game plan. Apple Arcade, their new gaming service, will be released in 150 countries for a monthly fee of $4.99. Arcade will compete with PlayStation Now ($19.99) and Google Stadia ($9.99). Apple is also venturing into original programming with Apple TV Plus. The new streaming service will cost $4.99 a month, undercutting major competitors such as Netflix, HBO Now and the upcoming Disney+. The service will launch on Nov. 1 in more than 100 countries.