In case you missed it, Apple had another big event where Tim Cook announced the new iPhone 11 (which triggered some fears for some folks) and he also announced more of the technicalities around the Apple TV+ subscription service.
So here’s what we know:
1. It will cost $4.99 per month, which is about R74, with a seven-day free trial. Customers who buy any new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod Touch starting 10 September can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free.
2. It is set to launch on 1 November in various countries, including South Africa.
3. The service will be available to watch on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod Touch, Mac and other platforms, including online at tv.apple.com
4. Most of the Apple+ original series will launch with three episodes, with a new episode releasing every week. Other shows will launch with the full season.
5. The exciting series will include See, ‘an epic drama starring Jason Momoa and Alfre Woodard, is set 600 years in the future after a virus has decimated humankind and rendered the remaining population blind. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive.’
6. The Morning Show stars and executive produced by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, and starred Steve Carrell ‘explores the world of morning news and the ego, ambition and the misguided search for power behind the people who help America wake up in the morning.’
7. Dickinson stars Hailee Steinfeld and ‘explores the constraints of society, gender and family through the lens of the rebellious young poet, Emily Dickinson.’
8. Other series that will be available from the launch will be For All Mankind which imagines what it would have been like if the global space race had not ended; Helpsters, a children’s series from the makers of Sesame Street; Snoopy in Space, an original story about Snoopy following his dream to be an astronaut; Ghostwriter about four kids who brought together by a ghost to release fictional characters from literature; The Elephant Queen, a documentary about a matriarch elephant and her herd on a journey; as well as a show with Oprah Winfrey where she speaks to authors and creates a vibrant book club community.
9. Upcoming shows include a psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan and a drama film starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie.
10. It will be subtitled and/or dubbed in nearly 40 languages, including Subtitles for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (SDH) or closed captions. Apple TV+ series and movies will also be available with audio descriptions in eight languages.
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