Apple Is Reportedly Launching A 'Netflix For News' Service This Year

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On Tuesday a report from The Wall Street Journal detailed Apple's desire to keep 50-percent of the monthly subscription revenue from the program, giving the other 50-percent to publishers.

Some publishers are also reportedly concerned they likely won't get access to subscriber data such as credit card information and email addresses, which can help news organizations build their customer databases.

Smartphone makers are scrambling for ways to increase revenue now that they have realized consumers are not interested in buying new $1,000 devices every single year, or even every two years.

Apple has previously hinted that it will launch new services this year, but hasn't revealed any details yet or confirmed the March 25th event.

There are also exclusive features belonging to the wireless charging accessory but it is said to be available for iPhones running iOS 13, an update which will release this year.

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Apple is holding an event on March 25 that is believed to be the day when the new news service will officially debut.

Beyond music, Apple's next big push into services centers on TV, and in particular, original programming. The New York Times and the Washington Post are said to be among the publishers that are not happy with Apple's terms.

But this new service would combine content from news services who lock their content behind a paywall.

CNBC also notes that the core of the argument may be Apple's push for a 30 percent cut of sales made through its service. Apple is looking to partner with publishers on a subscription news service that would allow readers to pay around $10 (about R137) per month to read content that is usually paywalled, but Apple's proposed 50% revenue split with publishers has not gone over well, according to the Journal.

However, as noted above, this could be an event that's not just about the News subscription service, but rather Apple's new subscription services in general.

Apple declined comment Wednesday when contacted by Deadline.

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