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Tech Giant Apple All Set to Launch Netflix-style Streaming Service

There is also an untitled M. Night Shyamalan series and untitled Oprah Winfrey projects, among others

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

Apple is expected to launch a slew of new products at its Cupertino headquarters in California on Monday, including a Netflix competitor, a revamped news service and a subscription-based gaming offering.

The event, to be hosted at the Steve Jobs theatre on campus, will herald a new era for the iPhone maker as it enters the fast-growing global content streaming market.

“Apple has been looping a video from the theatre, teasing its focus on television,” reports The Verge.

The livestreaming video is stylised to look like a television set, and has been switching between a handful of different angles of the Steve Jobs theatre.

Apple has invested over $1 billion into making new content and the streaming service is set to compete with the giants including Amazon, Netflix and Hulu.

Netflix declined to share what other countries would be involved in the test besides India. Pixabay

“The company is building a new content store focused on offering bundles with cable services like HBO, Showtime and Starz. Put more simply, Apple may be looking to disrupt cable TV by essentially becoming a cable TV provider,” adds the report.

Apple has been working on developing original content like “Amazing Stories” by Steven Spielberg; crime show “Are You Sleeping?” produced by Reese Witherspoon and starring Octavia Spencer; “Calls” which is an adaptation of a French short-form series; “Central Park” which is an animated musical comedy from Loren Bouchard and “Defending Jacob” — a thriller adapted from William Landay’s novel, starring Chris Evans, among others.

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According to TechCrunch, another Apple project is “Shantaram” — a series based on the novel by Gregory David Robert, about a man who escapes from an Australian prison and ends up in Bombay (now Mumbai).

There is also an untitled M. Night Shyamalan series and untitled Oprah Winfrey projects, among others. (IANS)

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Apple To Supply Upcoming “Tracking Tags” Later This Year

Additionally, A German news site iphone-ticker.de has claimed that Apple is planning to hold a media event on March 31 where the the company would unveil its low cost iPhone called either the iPhone SE 2 or the iPhone 9

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Ultra Wideband tag would be one of Apple's major new hardware products in the first half of 2020. Pixabay

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Universal Scientific Industrial, Shanghai-based manufacturing company will begin supplying the system-in-package for company’s upcoming Ultra Wideband item tracking tags in the second to third quarter of 2020.

According to Kuo, the shipment of these tags would reach tens of millions of units by the end of the year, MacRumors reported on Tuesday.

“We believe that the ultra-wideband (UWB) tag will enhance the user experience of iOS’s ‘find’ and augmented reality applications by offering measurement functions in the short distance,” the report quoted Kuo.

Earlier, Kuo said the Ultra Wideband tag would be one of Apple’s major new hardware products in the first half of 2020.

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Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Universal Scientific Industrial, Shanghai-based manufacturing company will begin supplying the system-in-package for company’s upcoming Ultra Wideband item tracking tags in the second to third quarter of 2020. Wikimedia Commons

Additionally, A German news site iphone-ticker.de has claimed that Apple is planning to hold a media event on March 31 where the the company would unveil its low cost iPhone called either the iPhone SE 2 or the iPhone 9.

The phone will reportedly go on sale on April 3 and would retail for $399, placing it firmly in the midrange price category.

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A recent report from the Japanese blog Mac Otakara has claimed that the Cupertino-based tech giant is reportedly planning to launch a 5.4-inch iPhone similar in size to the iPhone 8. (IANS)