Episode 366: We Kind Of Weren’t Surprised

Manton and Daniel react to Apple’s March Special Event. They question the merit of Apple Card with it’s higher-than-expected interest rates. They weigh the benefits of a closed system like Apple News versus the completely free web. They talk about Apple Arcade, how it will impact existing game developers, and whether it will take precedence over the current Games category. Finally, they wonder whether Apple’s wide range of subscription offerings will finally push the company to offer something like “Amazon Prime” to unify everything.

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  • Apple Card – Apple’s forthcoming branded credit card.
  • Apple News+ – Expansion of Apple News with premium offerings for $10/month.
  • Apple Arcade – Subscription video games, coming later this year.
  • SetApp – Subscription software program for Mac apps.
  • AppleTV+ – Streaming service consisting of Apple’s own self-produced shows.
  • Disney+ – Disney’s own streaming service has a very similar name!
March 27, 2019 at 9:13 am.