Apple’s Animated Invite Teases At What It’s Unveiling During 25 March Event
By Mikelle Leow, 12 Mar 2019
Image via Apple
Apple has emailed invites for its upcoming event to members of the press. The product unveiling will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino on Monday, 25 March 2019 at 10am PT or 1pm EST.
This year, recipients were treated to an animated card hinting at what’s in store for the event.
According to a GIF shared by YouTuber Rene Ritchie, the invite sees a retro film countdown leading to a black and white screen with the Apple logo.
The event’s tagline reads, “It’s show time.”
The slogan is in line with earlier reports that the company is unveiling a new streaming television service for iPhone and iPad users, who will gain access to free original shows. Per CNBC, the service will include options to subscribe to other streaming platforms like Showtime and Starz, but not Netflix or Hulu.
The Wall Street Journal also cited last month that Apple could be unveiling a redesigned Apple News app that lets users subscribe to major news outlets through a single monthly plan. It will be powered by ‘Texture’, an app deemed a “Netflix for magazines” that the company purchased last year.
It is, however, still unclear if Apple will introduce hardware like its March event last year, where it revealed a lower-priced 9.7-inch iPad and ‘Crayon’ stylus. Should the company unleash one, it could be the new AirPods that renowned tech expert Ming-Chi Kuo believes will arrive in the first quarter of 2019.
The company also announced its long-overdue AirPower charging mat back in September 2017, but analysts have predicted the product to debut “later in the year.”
Apple Event, March 25, 2019. 10am PDT. Steve Jobs Theater, Cupertino California.— Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) March 11, 2019
It’s show time! pic.twitter.com/b0IhYj7GHs
Please join us for an Apple special event— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) March 11, 2019
at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino.
March 25, 2019
The email played a short film reel countdown animation on opening. pic.twitter.com/a2COFjMIpA
[via TechCrunch, images via various sources]
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