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  • Some Publishers Unhappy With Apple News+ Launch and Lack of Help From Apple

    Some publishers who have joined Apple News+ are unhappy with the launch of the service and have shared details on some "early headaches" with media site Digiday. When encouraging publications to sign up, Apple promised design resources and templates for customizing content for the Apple News format, but as it turns out, Apple is shutting out some smaller publications and "playing favorites" with larger publishers. All participating publishers have been provided with an email address for...

    @macrumors
  • Apple will reportedly invest $500 million or more in its upcoming Apple Arcade subscription service (AAPL)

    Apple is reportedly willing to spend $500 million or more on Apple Arcade, a video game subscription service launching later this fall. According to the Financial Times, Apple has invested several million dollars in new games for Apple Arcade and is also offering developers incentives to make their titles exclusive to the platform. Apple has promised to offer more than 100 games with the Apple Arcade subscription. Pricing details for Apple Arcade aren't set yet, but analysts predict that Apple...

    Business Insider
  • Apple's $9.99-a-month news service is great if you like magazines and use Apple devices

    Apple News+ is great for people who love magazines and reading on Apple devices like the iPad, but it's too locked down to appeal to everyone.

    CNBC
  • Apple reportedly spending $500 million to fund development of 100+ games for its Apple Arcade subscription service

    Who knew, Apple has deep pockets? The company is reportedly spending billions of dollars a year on Apple TV+ original content, will pay about $480 million for the Texture acquisition which ultimately became News+, and is reportedly also spending several million dollars per game in Apple Arcade. The Financial Times says the company is spending ‘several million dollars each’ on more than 100 games, putting Apple Arcade’s budget in excess of $500 million dollars. At its March event, Apple announced...

    9to5Mac