Apple is preparing to launch subscription bundles that bring together its digital services like Apple Music, Apple TV Plus and , Bloomberg reported Thursday. The bundles, dubbed “Apple One,” could debut as early as October and will let people subscribe to multiple services at a single monthly price, according to Bloomberg.
There will reportedly be different tiers of bundles, with the base package bringing together Apple Music and Apple TV Plus. More expensive options will work in services like Apple Arcade, Apple News Plus and iCloud storage, according to Bloomberg. Apple may introduce the subscription bundles alongside its, which are expected this fall.
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The iPhone maker appears to have beenin subscription bundles since at least last year. Previous reports suggested Apple would launch a bundle that includes . The move could help encourage more people to subscribe to Apple’s services, boosting the iPhone maker’s services revenue.
The company is also reportedly working on a new subscription service for virtual fitness classes that people can access on an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. The workout package would be included in the higher-end bundles and add in fitness classes offered by companies including Peloton and Nike, according to Bloomberg.
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COVID-19 cases up one from Friday
September 20, 2020 5:19am
Lambton Public Health reported Saturday night that there was 344 confirmed cases of COVID-19, up one from Friday, with two active cases, also up one.
317 cases of the virus have been resolved and the death toll remains unchanged at 25.
Bluewater Health reported Friday that there are no confirmed COVID patients in hospital, and 28 with tests pending including pre-surgical screening.
PS5, Xbox Series X and Switch size comparison shows off just how big next-gen units are – VG247
We already know that the PlayStation 5 is the biggest games console in modern history, but a new illustration has made it clear just how big the machine is.
Over on Twitter, illustrator and 3D modeller @keisawada has put together a series of images that really put the size of the next-gen consoles into perspective.
The PS5 is placed next to a Nintendo Switch, an Xbox Series X, an Xbox Series S, a 30″ TV, and a regular PS4. The difference in dimensions is clear to see.
Xbox Series S(275x151x63.5mm)も置いてみた。 pic.twitter.com/C1K4mIOHBA
— 澤田圭(ｷｬﾗｸﾀｰﾃﾞｻﾞｲﾅｰ) (@keisawada) September 20, 2020
Sony’s next-gen PlayStation towers above the other consoles and almost threatens to match the size of the TV, too. It really is a massive bit of kit.
We know why Sony’s machine is so big: it’s mostly due to cooling. Matt MacLaurin, the vice president of UX Design at PlayStation, has previously explained in a post on LinkedIn that the PS5 runs very hot. As such, it needs more space to adequately vent the heat.
The console hasn’t even launched yet and already it’s causing a schism online; some gamers think it looks pretty and futuristic, others think it looks out-dated and imposing.
Whatever you think of it, though, you can’t argue with its absolutely massive size. The PS5 is approximately 390mm tall, 260mm deep, and 104mm wide (and the digital version is only 12mm slimmer).
Sony will release two consoles in November; the standard model and the digital-only models They’ll set you back $499 and $399, respectively.
Sony apologizes for PS5 pre-order disaster — promises more stock soon – Tom's Guide
If you’re angry about the way Sony has handled PS5 pre-orders, you’re not alone. Pre-order windows for the $499.99 PS5 and $399.99 Digital Edition opened quickly after Sony’s mid-week games showcase, causing chaos across the internet as people struggled to get their orders in.
Now Sony has accepted that things haven’t gone smoothly, and issued an apology to fans about the way things have been handled. “Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother,” the Sony’s official PlayStation account tweeted. “We truly apologize for that.
“Over the next few days, we will release more PS5 consoles for preorder – retailers will share more details. And more PS5s will be available through the end of the year.”
Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother. We truly apologize for that. Over the next few days, we will release more PS5 consoles for preorder – retailers will share more details. And more PS5s will be available through the end of the year. pic.twitter.com/h1TaGsGBunSeptember 19, 2020
Hopefully that’s a sign that Sony was either too conservative with initial allocations, or it has a plan to ramp up production quickly – because a possible alternative is allocations intended for other markets’ November 19 launch being rerouted to cope with America’s November 12 date.
Either way, it’s good that Sony has recognized its mistakes, because the PS5 pre-order window opened in a manner that’s the polar opposite of what was originally promised. Back in July, Eric Lempel told Summer Game Festival curator Geoff Keighley that: “I think it’s safe to say that we’ll let you know when pre-order will happen. It’s not going to happen with a minute’s notice.
“At some point we’ll let you know when you can pre-order PlayStation 5, so please don’t feel like you have to go run out and line up anywhere until you receive official notice on how that’ll work.”
In something of an ironic twist, the man who asked the question also seems to be caught in pre-order limbo.
Amazon has just informed me I may not receive my PlayStation 5 pre-order on release day due to “high demand.” pic.twitter.com/3S1ZqmhWKaSeptember 18, 2020
Hopefully, Sony’s promised additional stock will cope with demand, because at the moment, Christmas has come early for scalpers. A search on Ebay for PS5 pre-orders reveals listings of up to $12,500 for confirmed console bundles.
This chaos is good news for Microsoft, which will open its Xbox Series X and S pre-orders at 8 a.m. PT.11 a.m. ET on September 22. While there’s no guarantee that the new Xbox won’t be just as scarce as the PS5, the company may well hope to pick up a few disappointed would be PS5 buyers unless Sony gets its act together very quickly indeed.
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