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Kaiann Drance presents the new iPhone 11 at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino Kaiann Drance presents the new iPhone 11 at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino
Emmett Howard | 11 September, 2019, 01:14

If anything in the catalog interests you, you're either paying Apple $5 a month to play it, or you are presumably waiting for the game to leave the Apple Arcade service, and who knows how long that'll take.

The Apple TV app is now available on Apple TV 4K as well as iPhone and iPad devices, and select Samsung TVs. Those are not expected until next year, when Apple is expected to have a 5G device capable to taking advantage of faster mobile data networks.

Amid a debate on whether viewers would embrace yet another online content service, both Netflix and Disney saw their stocks tumble.

Apple TV+ content will be available through the company's existing Apple TV app, offering access to exclusive movies, shows, and documentaries from an impressive roster of filmmakers, writers, and performers. You can check out the full list of shows that Apple has in development here.

Jamie Erlicht, Apple's head of Worldwide Video, said, "Apple TV+ is an unprecedented global video service with an all-original slate". The mobile gaming subscription service launches September 19 for a price of $4.99 per month for a family subscription. Apple shares are up 0.3% in Tuesday trading.

"Netflix is sort of gaping void" in the Apple TV app "but they've got Amazon and all the channels on board", Bajarin said.

Phil Schiller presents the new iPhone 11 Pro at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino
Phil Schiller presents the new iPhone 11 Pro at an Apple event at their headquarters in Cupertino

Prior to today's event, there was plenty of speculation about Apple pricing.

Additional series are set to be added each month, including Servant, Truth Be Told, Little America, The Banker and Hala.

Apple TV Plus is headed to Canada this fall.

Apple also unveiled updates to the Apple Watch and iPad. Prices start at US$399 or US$499 with cellular service and will be available to order Tuesday and in stores September 20.

The Pro devices also include new, higher-quality screens known as the Super Retina XDR display, which Apple says is the best quality screen it has placed in an iPhone. The lower price reverses a trend in which premium phones get more expensive as people upgrade them less often. "I can also see Apple leaning heavily on its supply chain to eat some of the cost".

Huawei has unveiled wireless headphones FreeBuds 3
The most remarkable feature of the FreeBuds is the adaptive noise cancelation (ANC), which is unusual in headphones of this size. Huawei introduced its own version of Apple's AirPods called FreeBuds in March 2018, and now the company has updated the product.

Facebook hit with antitrust investigation by states' attorneys general
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has made a breakup of the big tech firms a part of her campaign platform. The Trump-era Justice Department has already tried to push the bounds of antitrust law, albeit unsuccessfully.

Qualcomm to expand 5G chips into mid-priced phones next year
Amon projected that expanding the company's 5G across its product line will make 5G accessible to more than 2 billion users. As for smartphones with Snapdragon 600 series featuring 5G support , we'll have to wait till the second half of 2020.

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